Collagen-boosting treatments are rapidly growing in popularity for its natural results. Collagen is key - as we age, our skin loses up to 25% of collagen by the age of 45, which causes saggy skin and wrinkles. Collagen-stimulating treatments such as Sculptra® at Monroe Medspa Rochester helps to boost natural collagen production and provides visible improvements to restoring youthful facial contours and skin firmness.
Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
Common Treatment Areas
Sculptra in Rochester
Commonly Asked Questions
You may be familiar with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers like Restylane or Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid can be naturally found in our skin and body, and injectable HA is commonly used to reduce fine lines, and to restore or enhance facial volume. The effects are usually quite immediate.
In contrast, Sculptra is a Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) filler. PLLA is generally referred to as a bio-stimulating filler, meaning that it stimulates our own skin to produce collagen. Once injected, the PLLA is broken down into water and carbon dioxide over time but can not be dissolved or reversed by Hyaluronidase. Unlike the rather immediate effects from injectable HA, the effects of injectable PLLA appear gradually over a few months and, as a result, produces gradual and natural effects.
Our Sculptra appointments usually start with a discussion of your individual needs and goals at our office. We recommend a series of treatments over time for subtle yet noticeable results - Sculptra is designed to restore collagen gradually and can last up to two years.
On average, full effects of Sculptra are seen after three treatment sessions over the course of a few months.
Yes! We offer free consultations for Sculptra and design a personalized treatment plan that uniquely works for you.