Sculptra® (Polylactic Acid)

Sculptra® (Polylactic Acid)2018-07-27T17:35:13+00:00

Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre offers a variety of options to address volume loss and facial rejuvenation. Sculptra® is one of those options and it is a Health Canada approved biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material that naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. The base product is polylactic acid that is derived from the acid of fruits and is a chemical compound that naturally occurs in the body. Dr. Braun is the leading injector of Sculptra® in British Columbia and in Vancouver.

Benefits of Sculptra®

  • Stimulates the growth of new collagen under the skin
  • Increases skin thickness and skin radiance
  • Subtle and gradual facial volume enhancement over time
  • An excellent face and under eye filler

How Sculptra® works

As Sculptra® is added into the volume deficient areas the micro particles stimulate the collagen production process over a period of months. This increases the skin thickness, adds volume to the facial tissue and restores shape and fullness in the treatment area with a gradual, natural looking result. Sculptra® is ideal for those who wish to increase their volume at a more slow, natural and subtle pace.

What to expect

The Sculptra® treatment takes less than one hour and most patients report minimal discomfort with the procedure. As with any injectable procedure, bruising is always a possibility.

Sculptra® acts as a face filler through stimulating the body to produce more of its own collagen.

When to resume normal activities

You may resume all normal activities after a Sculptra® treatment.


The Sculptra® collagen stimulation process occurs over 3 to 6 months. You may repeat the Sculptra® treatment every 2-3 months until the desired result is achieved.

Recommended sessions

Once you have the volume you desire, we recommend that you have treatment approximately every 1-2 years to maintain results.

Possible downtime

  • Possible swelling in or around the injection site
  • Possible bruising

Post treatment care

  • Massage treated areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days to avoid any lumps

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