Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first facial filler (a.k.a. injectable) that gives you subtle results over time. Sculptra® replaces lost collagen giving you a more natural-looking appearance by stimulating your skin’s own natural collagen to help restore structure and increase volume.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds by gradually replacing lost collagen, an underlying cause of facial aging. As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra® works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As the Sculptra® PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production, gradually helping to restore facial volume and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is Sculptra®?

A: Sculptra® is a sterile water suspended poly-L-lactic acid filler that was FDA approved in the United States in 2004. Sculptra® is FDA approved specifically for facial fat loss in the cheeks and is formulated to be injected deeper. As the body breaks down Sculptra®, it begins to form collagen in those areas. Learn more at

Q: How long does Sculptra® last?

A: Sculptra® has been shown to last for up to 24 months (2 years). The protocol for best results is 1-2 vials injected every 6-8 weeks for 2-4 times (for a total of up to 6 vials). This protocol gives patients the best results and generally full correction that will last the 2 years that was seen in the original studies.

Q: Does Sculptra® hurt?

A: Sculptra® is well tolerated by most patients. Sculptra® is reconstituted with sterile water and lidocaine, so injections tend to be very tolerable for patients.

Q: How will I look post-treatment of Sculptra®?

A: Most patients actually look good post-treatment. because of the multiple injection sites, it is not uncommon to get a bruise, but because Sculptra® is injected more deeply, these bruises tend also to be more deep and less noticeable. I have known Sculptra® patients going out to dinner the night of their treatment with just a little makeup. Right after treatments, patients look “full” in a very natural way.

Q: Post procedure instructions?

A: Standard post-procedure instructions are to massage the areas injected for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW! This greatly reduces/minimizes the risks of the formation of lumps which were seen with older techniques of more concentrated Sculptra® dilution and superficial Sculptra® injections.

Q: What is the cost of Sculptra®?

A: Benessere Clinic charges $825 per vial of Scultra®. The recommended dose is 1 vial per decade of age. A patient in their 30’s would need 3 vials, with one vial injected once every 6-8 weeks for 3 times. Someone in their 60’s would require 6 vials – injected 2 vials at a time every 6-8 weeks for 3 times. Maximum results are seen 2 months after the last injection.

Q: Can I do Sculptra® and Botox® at the same visit?

A: Yes, you can do both at the same visit.

Q: Where is Sculptra® administered?

A: Sculptra® is administered in the temples, along the cheekbones and jawline, chin, and anywhere I see facial fat loss.

Q: Are Sculptra® injections safe?

A: Sculptra® was approved by the FDA since 2004. It’s specific niche is geared towards those with overall general fat loss in the face. With new recommended dilution rates and post procedural massaging of the areas treated, Sculptra® is a safe and effective alternative to traditional dermal fillers.