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The 411 on Sculptra with Dr. Katie Beleznay

If you’ve spent any time on our website or around our office, you’ve likely heard about Sculptra. But while it’s a staple in our treatment offerings, we haven’t taken much time to break down what it’s all about.

The core property of Sculptra is Poly-l-lactic acid — a material we’ve used for many years in cosmetic dermatology. The great thing about this particular injectable is that it actually stimulates your body’s own natural collagen. That’s what provides such long-lasting improvement — your body is doing half the work! Here are a few other things to keep in mind if you’re considering Sculptra:

  1. Results take time.Our patients often find that results take six to eight weeks or longer to fully appear. Results are also cumulative — meaning that if you repeat the treatment, you’ll stimulate even more collagen, and see even greater outcomes.
  2. They last up to two years.Some of our patients have actually seen clinical improvement last even longer than two years, since it depends so significantly on your body’s own collagen production.
  3. It lifts and softens. The reasons patients (and our doctors!) love it so much is because the results are incredibly natural looking. It gently lifts and softens, helping you achieve a subtle rejuvenation that lasts.
  4. It works wonders on the body. We often use Sculptra on the face, but we’ve seen huge success applying it to various areas of the body, too. Whether that’s the inner aspects of the arms to address crepey skin or laxity, the abdomen post-baby, or the thighs, there are so many areas that can benefit from Sculptra.

Sculptra remains a patient favourite for good reason — actually, for many reasons. If these outcomes sound intriguing to you, chat with your cosmetic dermatologist about including Sculptra in your 360°plan.

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