What is Sculptra Made From?

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Sculptra is a poly-l-lactic acid. Lactic acid is in all our bodies and builds up as we exercise and our muscles heat up. It is a normal body product. Dermal fillers are a wonderful way for patients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while at the same time adding volume and youthfulness to their face. While many types of dermal filler are available, Dr. Downie enjoys offering her patients Sculptra. Patients can visit image Dermatology® to enjoy the benefits of Sculptra dermal filler and the way it can turn back the hands of time on a patient’s face!

Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that is injected into areas of the face that have deep lines, folds, and wrinkles. When injected, it can volumize the area to reduce the appearance of the imperfections; however, the secret is in the collagen production that it can stimulate. Patients will notice, over time, the benefits of Sculptra as collagen begins to increase and restore the natural fullness and youthful appearance patients once had. The results of Sculptra can last several years, which is considerably longer than any other dermal filler available on the market today. Dr. Downie may recommend periodic Sculptra injections to maintain the improvement over time and reduce the probability of the lines and wrinkles reappearing due to the re-absorption of the injection. Dr. Downie has been a national trainer for Sculptra for many years and has taught many other doctors how to properly inject Sculptra.

Many patients ask Dr. Downie what Sculptra is made from. It is actually made from a naturally occurring byproduct that is already in your body, called poly-L-lactic acid. This is what makes it completely safe and allows patients to enjoy injections without the worry of allergic reactions. Sculptra is typically used on the face, but can also be used on other areas of the body. Some patients enjoy Sculptra treatments on their hands in order to maintain a more youthful appearance on other telltale parts of their body that may give their natural age away!

Dr. Downie of image Dermatology® is excited to recommend Sculptra, as she is an avid beneficiary of these treatments as well. She likes the fact that it works over time, and gives a more discreet change to a patient’s appearance instead of an immediate difference.

If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra and other dermal fillers available with Dr. Downie, call image Dermatology® today to schedule a consultation appointment. You will be glad that you took the steps necessary to retain your current beauty and outsmart the signs of aging!

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.


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