How Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Different From Other Fillers?

Dermal fillers have become quite popular over the past few years. While hyaluronic acid fillers have been the go-to for many people, there is a new star in town: Sculptra® Aesthetic. While the injectable has just recently gained traction, it has been around for more than two decades. 

Many beauty enthusiasts who are considering the switch have one question: How is Sculptra® Aesthetic different from other dermal fillers? And does it have anything special that you may benefit from? In this blog, you will find out everything there is to know about Sculptra® Aesthetic and how it is different from other dermal fillers.

What Is Sculptra® Aesthetic? 

Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable that can reactivate the natural regenerating process of your skin, triggering your collagen and elastin production. Made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), this injectable is a synthetic acid that triggers your body’s healing system. Rather than working as a dermal filler, Sculptra® Aesthetic behaves as a collagen stimulator. 

It can take some time for you to see results from Sculptra® Aesthetic, as it’s not an actual filler that works immediately. The product merely helps your body to grow its own cells. You can expect to see the full results within four to eight months after your last treatment.

What Makes Sculptra® Aesthetic Special?

Given its formula, several things make Sculptra® Aesthetic special in comparison to other dermal fillers. This includes the following: 

  • Results

Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers feature a gel-like formula that will offer immediate volume in the target areas. Depending on how much product is injected, the results can be fairly dramatic and not always as natural-looking. Hyaluronic acid does trigger collagen production over time, but part of that increase in volume will be provided by the gel itself. 

Sculptra® Aesthetic does not inject hyaluronic acid into your skin. It consists of poly-L-lactic acid. The formula is much smoother than it is with HA injections, and it is not meant to provide immediate results. Instead, it aims to trigger your body’s own collagen production, allowing it to form where necessary. This means that your results will look natural, releasing your true inner beauty.

  • Longevity

The results of most dermal fillers last for about three to six months, which is a good thing for many people. Your body will process the dermal filler out, and your lymphatic system will eliminate the “foreign” formula. This is great for people who want more volume, but do not want to commit to long-term effects. However, for those who do, getting a maintenance treatment every six months can be an annoyance. 

On the other hand, Sculptra® Aesthetic is not processed as fast by your body. The poly-L-lactic acid will trigger your body into creating its own collagen, which will continue working throughout time. The results may not be permanent, but they can last for as long as two to four years.

  • Injecting Area

Most dermal fillers are injected in standard areas of your face. This can include your lips, your cheeks, your jawline, and your wrinkled areas. Depending on the circumstances, the injections may also be performed in your hands. However, HA fillers have proven to be more useful when injected into the face. 

Sculptra® Aesthetic can also be used on the face, exactly as other dermal fillers are used. Still, it can also be injected in areas such as your thighs, upper arms, hips, and buttocks. Additionally, Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected deeper than other dermal fillers, as the dermis is where the collagen is formed, resulting in a boost of collagen over time.

Obtain Natural Effects With Sculptra® Aesthetic

In the end, Sculptra® Aesthetic is a good option for those who want long-lasting and natural results. While it may take time for the collagen to form, this filler will make you look more youthful for a longer time. Call Artistry Skin & Laser for an appointment to see if Sculptra® Aesthetic is right for you!


For more information about Sculptra® Aesthetic and how it differentiates from other dermal fillers, you can contact Artistry Skin & Laser at 720-593-1816. We will help you rediscover your beauty using our advanced procedures. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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