What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra Joplin, MO

Sculptra is an FDA-approved anti-aging injection that uses poly-L-lactic acid to correct the appearance of deep smile lines around the nose and mouth. Sculptra provides instant volume to the treatment area but also works to encourage long-term collagen production. Sculptra dissolves over time, leaving behind firmer and more youthful-looking skin. Sculptra is ideal for candidates who have deep smile lines and nasolabial folds. Results can last up to two years; most patients see final results within 90 days of their treatment.

sculptra-before-and-after Joplin, MO

*Individual Results May Vary.

How Does It Work?

The main ingredient in Sculptra – Poly-L-lactic acid – is a biodegradable compound that is naturally absorbed by the body. Poly-L-lactic acid was originally developed to be used as stitches during surgical procedures; while it’s still used for this purpose, plastic surgeons have found that it provides significant improvement to facial areas with deep recesses (like smile lines and nasolabial folds).

Sculptra is injected into the smile lines around the nose and mouth. Final results can be seen within 90 days, so most patients won’t see immediate improvements until a few months after treatment.

Is It Painful?*

Sculptra isn’t painful, but some patients are uncomfortable during the injection procedure – and that’s perfectly normal! Since Sculptra is delivered to the treatment site via a fine-tip needle, your Derma Tech specialist can numb the area 20 minutes before the injection. You may notice bruising, swelling, and minor pain at the injection site for the first week or so after treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra?*

You’re a good candidate for Sculptra injections if you have deep smile lines or nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. Results can be seen in 45-90 days, with these results lasting for two or more years.

*Individual Results May Vary.

Take the First Step

Ready to reveal your most radiant self? Then it’s time to schedule your Sculptra consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. You can also browse our online skincare shop and we’ll ship directly to your door! Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.