What can it do for me?

Sculptra helps to activate the skin’s natural regenerative process to replenish lost facial collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in the body and helps support the skin’s inner structure.  This FDA-approved injectable is designed to restore facial volume and to give you noticeable and longer-lasting results that emerge gradually. Our expert Sculptra services can help restore fullness to facial wrinkles, folds, and other areas of volume loss.

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94%  of patients agreed that the treatment results look natural at 2 years after treatment.‡

‡8 mL SWFI + 1 mL 2% lidocaine immediate use Sculptra cohort (N=38) in a 96-week (2 years) extension clinical study

One to four treatment sessions (typically three) may be needed to achieve optimal correction with a minimum of three week intervals between injection sessions.

Frequently asked questions

Which Areas Does Sculptra Treat?

Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra is clinically approved for:

  • Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”
  • Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Hip dips

How Many Treatments Are Required?

On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by the best Sculptra experts at Cunningham Clinic.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Sculptra is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last up to two years.* Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.†

How Soon After Treatment Can I Wear Makeup?

If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment. Be sure to consult your doctor after treatment.

Is Sculptra Safe? What Are the Side Effects?

Sculptra is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

Since Sculptra does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.

Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.

The types and duration of side effects may vary. If you are experiencing side effects, talk to your doctor.

Please read the  Safety & Side Effects section, as well as the complete  Important Safety Information.

Why Choose Cunningham Clinic for my Denver Sculptra Services?

Cunningham Clinic has specialists who have been trained to inject Sculptra and are licensed to practice within Colorado to administer treatment.   Galderma, the manufacturers of Sculptra, offers an extensive training program, because we believe that proper injection technique and aftercare are crucial to optimizing patient outcomes and delivering the best Sculptra services possible.

Important Safety Information – Indication: Sculptra ® (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.

Sculptra should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.

Sculptra has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained healthcare practitioner. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.

Sculptra should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete.  Sculptra should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area.

The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.