Sculptra™ is an injectable biostimulator, that activates your skin’s natural production of collagen to help maintain the skin's elasticity - for firmer, fuller skin and restore a natural youthful appearance.

Sculptra can subtly smooth, soften, contour and tone the skin, restore youthful plumpness, enhance and define your features.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra™ is an injectable cosmetic filler, made mostly of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – but unlike other fillers that just push up the space just below the wrinkles and folds for immediate results, Sculptra is a collagen biostimulator – this means it activates collagen production by encouraging your own natural collagen to form. This creates a longer lasting plump and more natural looking results than temporary Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers.

It was first formulated in 1999, and then the FDA approved in 2004 to treat facial fat loss in people living with HIV and is now used as a facial aesthetic treatment in over 40 countries.

Typically a series of 2-6 treatments are required, with intervals of 4-6 weeks between sessions.

Patients usually require between two and five treatments spaced between 4 and 6 weeks apart. Noticeable results can appear around six weeks after the second treatment and last for up to 2 years.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Collagen is a fibrous protein that gives the skin it’s structure and supports the function of elastin and hyaluronic acid. It maintains the skin’s shape and keeps it smooth and hydrated. As we age, we tend to lose about 1% of our natural collagen every year. This loss weakens your skin’s inner structure and can lead to lines, folds as well as loss of elasticity and increases skin laxity.

Research shows that Sculptra boosts new collagen production by stimulating low level inflammation in the deeper layers of the skin. This activates structural protein creation underneath skin and fat pads which acts as a seed to regrow lost collagen.

This process creates volume rejuvenation, firms the skin, increases the thickness of the skin and improves the overall texture – and the results last for up to 24 months after the initial treatment.


Check out our complete guide to Collagen Biostimulator Treatments, including some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure.

Why Choose Sculptra?

  • Contains Poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production from the deep dermis

  • Collagen stimulator that provides long lasting natural looking results that can last up to two years

  • Helps to gradually restore fullness to facial wrinkles and folds

  • Regenerate deep facial tissues, restored facial volume, Softer and more youthful appearance
  • Results appear gradually, so very natural and won’t be obvious that you’ve had something done – unlike traditional HA fillers where results are more instantaneous

What to expect from the treatment

  • 1 course is 2 vials of product, usually over two appointments.
  • Depending on severity of concerns you may need more than two vials or one course to achieve the desired results. Your practitioner will advise what treatment plan is recommended in your consultation.
  • Treatments within a course are spaced between 4-6 weeks apart
  • Each appointment should last no longer than 30 minutes, and you can continue with your daily activities immediately after treatment.
  • As with any injectable procedure, you may see some initial swelling, bruising and/or bleeding at the injection sites, but this will settle very quickly (usually within a couple of hours max).
  • Patients usually require between two and five treatments spaced between 4 and 6 weeks apart. Noticeable results can appear around six weeks after the second treatment and last for up to 2 years.
  • Maintenance sessions of a one-off treatment are recommended every 6 months to maintain desired results.


  • Results are gradual, Sculptra activates the natural production of collagen. This can take a while, so patience to see the desired results is essential!
  • May notice some immediate improvement, but it can take a few months to see the full results of your treatment – most clients tend to notice a considerable improvement 6 weeks after the 2nd treatment. Best results appear 4-6 months post treatment
  • Results can last 2 years
  • One-off maintenance sessions are recommended every 6 months to maintain desired results.


1 course (2 individual treatments)
(one area i.e. face/neck)


One-off maintenance treatment

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