My Sculptra Injections went great, are they Permanent?

I feel great after my recent Sculptra injections. My hope is that these results are permanent. Everyone I talk to thinks that I look ten years younger. To be honest, if the results are not permanent I would gladly pay for the treatment again.


F, 50, Iowa

The rule of thumb with sculptra is it lasts 2 to 3 years.  I have several patients who don't want to wait till its gone and "go back to baseline" so we do smaller treatments every 6 months or so for maintenance.  There are permanent fillers out there but most practitioners don't recommend using them since things may change over time.  

We use Sculptra a lot for Facial Volume restoration - The Liquid Facelift.  Sculptra lifts the cheeks, the jowls and can help define the jawline.  We have found it lots over 2 1/2 years.  The biggest issue with Sculptra is that it takes 3 months to work, since it stimulates your body to make new collagen.

Bumps rarely happen, but are easily treated if they do arise.

Ken Oleszek, MD
La Fontaine Aesthetics
Denver, Colorado

Hi Cindy:  Sculptra is an excellent product and the results can be long lasting, as long as two years.  The effects are not permanent.  There is also the possibility of developing granulomas which are bumps.  This a rare but recognized complication.

Dr. Ken Stein