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Why doesn't sculptra produce immediate results like other facial fillers? I've read about how it takes time to see any results from sculptra. But other fillers show results immediately and then just take a little time to settle into final results. Why is

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Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Builds collagen

Sculptra is unique in that it is the only product that produces results solely by stimulating collagen production.
This usually takes the body several weeks and months to produce this collagen. With other products, the material is injected to create a volume effect. This is instantaneous and will last as long as it takes the body to break the product down.

In brief: Builds collagen

Sculptra is unique in that it is the only product that produces results solely by stimulating collagen production.
This usually takes the body several weeks and months to produce this collagen. With other products, the material is injected to create a volume effect. This is instantaneous and will last as long as it takes the body to break the product down.
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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sculptra biostimulat

Sculptra is not a filler as it does not give the fullness through its own volume.
It is a powder and is mixed with water to inject. Water gets absorbed in 2 days or so and you dont have any result. The injected powder then starts stimulating growth of your own collagen over a period of months.

In brief: Sculptra biostimulat

Sculptra is not a filler as it does not give the fullness through its own volume.
It is a powder and is mixed with water to inject. Water gets absorbed in 2 days or so and you dont have any result. The injected powder then starts stimulating growth of your own collagen over a period of months.
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
As your body processes the filler, it stimulates the creation of new collagen The volumizing occurs by the distention of the cells.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: How Sculptra Works

Sculptra uses a poly-l-lactic acid and is injected in an area under the skin’s surface that demonstrates a visible loss of fat.
This will naturally generate the growth of new collagen, thus results will become noticeable throughout the first few treatments. Following treatment sessions, the collagen will continue to develop. It relies on your body to produce its own collagen filler.

In brief: How Sculptra Works

Sculptra uses a poly-l-lactic acid and is injected in an area under the skin’s surface that demonstrates a visible loss of fat.
This will naturally generate the growth of new collagen, thus results will become noticeable throughout the first few treatments. Following treatment sessions, the collagen will continue to develop. It relies on your body to produce its own collagen filler.
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Dr. James Ridgway
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: This

This is a good question.
Sculptra is a biostimulant filler which causes the body to produce collagen. Certainly there is some immediate volume that appears, but this is the suspension fluid and is absorbed in short time. Over the ensuing months volume appears as collagen is produced. A facial specialist is required as this product, if misused or poorly administered, can have disastrous results. Be well and healthy, james m. Ridgway, M.D.

In brief: This

This is a good question.
Sculptra is a biostimulant filler which causes the body to produce collagen. Certainly there is some immediate volume that appears, but this is the suspension fluid and is absorbed in short time. Over the ensuing months volume appears as collagen is produced. A facial specialist is required as this product, if misused or poorly administered, can have disastrous results. Be well and healthy, james m. Ridgway, M.D.
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Collagen Production

Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production in the skin.
When you first have the "fill" the volume you get is water. This then goes away and the Sculptra remains. Your body then builds up the collagen and breaks down the Sculptra, leaving behind an increase in volume. For more on Sculptra see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/sculptra/

In brief: Collagen Production

Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production in the skin.
When you first have the "fill" the volume you get is water. This then goes away and the Sculptra remains. Your body then builds up the collagen and breaks down the Sculptra, leaving behind an increase in volume. For more on Sculptra see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/sculptra/
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The results with sculptra are immediate.
Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.

In brief: The

The results with sculptra are immediate.
Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.
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Dr. Nasrin Mani
Results with Sculptra take time. You will see an immediate change as there is considerable sterile water mixed with the Sculptra powder but this is absorbed in a day or two. Expect weeks to get to see the new collagen results.
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