Does Sculptra for the butt work? And how long will it last?

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Does Sculptra butt injections work?

It certainly does. It can increase volume in the buttocks by stimulating collagen. It requires up to 20 vials, with some docs actually injecting 40 vials. I typically like to inject about 4 vials and then more at about every 4-6 weeks. The best candidates are ones that have no fat to harvest, don't want the downtime of surgery, or want mild improvements. Collagen created lasts up to 7 years so the correction should last several years. There is essentially no downtime with this procedure vs surgery where most surgeons don't even recommend sitting after fat grafts for about a month.

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Sculptra® can offer a subtle boost of volume while helping to improve dimpled texture.

Sculptra® is a great option for those looking for a subtle boost of volume, some modest contouring and an improvement in the appearance of dimpled skin texture due to cellulite. While it won’t provide the same dramatic results as a butt lift through fat transfer or implants, it can offer a nice alternative to a more in depth procedure. Most people require a series of injections, scheduled approximately 3 weeks apart, to see the results they want from a Sculptra® butt lift. Results can last up to 2 years.

Does Sculptra for the butt work? And how long will it last?


Sculptra can be used for a butt lift, but any notable size increase would require several vials of Sculptra. Regarding how long it would last, it is advertised to last about two years. One point in favor of Sculptra is the ease with which it can be done and the fact that they would be no recovery time required.

Sculptra works by stimulating your production of collagen, therefore, increasing the volume. It generally takes 3 to 6 weeks to notice the increase, and it continues to increase collagen production for several months.

Sculptra is also effective at diminishing cellulite.

Thank you for your interesting question, and best of luck to you.

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