Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Aging gradually is aging gracefully….with Sculptra!

Aging gradually is aging gracefully … with Sculptra!

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler made of a product called poly-L-lactic acid that helps to replace lost collagen over time. We love this product for recontouring and restoring youth in an aging face. It is best for creating full face volume in common areas such as the cheeks and areas of deeper voids like marionette lines and nasolabial folds as well as other voids specific to your needs. This product is unique in that it stimulates your own collagen to reproduce over time whereas most hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm take effect immediately after injection. The gradual effect of Sculptra that takes place over a few months is ideal for creating a natural fill revealing your youthful face over time. Since the results are seen over several months we see a more subtle transition into a youthful face.  Another major difference between Sculptra and the other dermal fillers on the market is their longevity. The effect of Sculptra can be seen up to two years where as other fillers last 6-9 months.  It is best to meet with our cosmetic team to determine how many sessions you would require and allow us evaluate your specific needs. Together we can develop a plan of care allowing you to achieve your best results possible.

by: Nicole Hogue, ARNP-C, Cosmetic Practitioner at USFPicture 024 Health Cosmetic and Laser Center