How is Sculptra different from traditional hyaluronic acid fillers?

While both Sculptra and traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers can enhance facial contours, they do so in distinct ways:

  • Mechanism of Action:
    • Sculptra: This treatment works as a collagen stimulator. It contains PLLA microparticles that promote your body’s natural collagen production for gradual, long-lasting volume restoration.
    • HA Fillers: These are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your skin. HA fillers provide immediate volume by directly filling in wrinkles and plumping areas.
  • Results:
    • Sculptra: Results appear subtly and progressively over weeks and months as collagen builds. Effects can last for two years or more.
    • HA Fillers: You see immediate results after treatment. However, their effects typically last for 6-18 months, depending on the specific filler used.
  • Ideal Uses
    • Sculptra: Best for addressing overall volume loss, deeper wrinkles, and facial contouring.
    • HA Fillers: Excellent for targeted wrinkle reduction, lip augmentation, and instant volume in specific areas.

Learn more about the differences between Sculptra and hyaluronic acid fillers on our detail page. Schedule a consultation at House of Aesthetics Huntington Beach to find the best solution for your needs.

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