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Sculptra is a Health Canada approved biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material that naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. It is ideal for those who wish to increase facial volume at a natural and subtle pace.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Stimulates the growth of new collagen under the skin
  • Increases skin thickness and skin radiance
  • Gradual facial volume enhancement for natural results
  • Long lasting results for up to 2 to 3 years
  • Conceals and reduces the appearance of scars, including acne scarring

Sculptra® is a biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material that naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen.  The base product, poly-L-lactic acid, is derived from fruit acids, and is a chemical compound that naturally occurs in the body.

Sculptra® is injected as micro-particles to stimulate collagen production.  This increases the skin thickness, adds volume, and restores shape and fullness in treated areas.  The results are gradual and long lasting.

We will complete a thorough review of your health history, perform a physical examination, discuss your treatment goals, and provide in-depth education about the procedure and medication.  When ready to proceed, using a very fine needle, we make a series of injections which typically feel like a small pinch.

The Sculptra® collagen stimulation process occurs over 3 to 6 months.  You may repeat the Sculptra® treatment every 2 months until the desired result is achieved.  Once you have the volume you desire, we recommend that you have a single touch-up treatment every 1 to 2 years to maintain results

Results will vary from person to person, however results can last upwards of 3 to 5 years.

We highly recommend massaging the treated areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days to avoid any lumps.

Sculptra® is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, as well as anyone who has had an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its active ingredients.

Sculptra® complications are rare, side effects often arise from inappropriate injections and dosing.  It is paramount to have a medical practitioner that has extensive knowledge in musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, pharmacology and hands-on experience to minimize risk and ensure safety.  If any concerns arise, we always recommend to follow-up with the treating practitioner.

Possible adverse reactions may include, but are not limited to the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain/bruising at the injection site
  • Skin rash/allergic reaction
  • Development of lumps and nodules

Each individual has different needs. Sculptra® treatment is calculated on a “per vial” bases. This means we will determine the precise amount of medication needed to attain agreed upon results. Contact us today for a consultation.