Why Sculptra?

Would you like to turn back time 10-15 years? If so, you have come to the right place! Sculptra is an FDA-approved treatment that stimulates collagen, gradually giving you a more youthful appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acids (HA) fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, Sculptra is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) treatment. PLLA is a collagen stimulator that works deep within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. Sculptra works subtly and gradually over time for results that can last more than two years.

Learn more below or schedule a consultation for Sculptra at our Danville office.

How does Sculptra improve natural Collagen?

Age-induced collagen loss weakens your skin’s inner structure, reducing its ability to maintain elasticity and moisture. This weakened inner structure can lead to lines, wrinkles, and folds and a loss of skin volume and support. Although HA dermal fillers address lines, wrinkles, and folds, they do not treat the root of the problem – collagen loss or skin structure. This is where Sculptra comes in to help correct those deeper problems.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a type of collagen stimulator. When Sculptra PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they work to stimulate the production of collagen. This leads to the gradual rebuilding of collagen strands after the injection, which helps to restore facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Sculptra works using the three Rs:


Injectable PLLA works to stimulate the growth of lost collagen.


Naturally stimulated collagen provides a foundation that gradually helps restore fullness by correcting shallow to deep folds and wrinkles.


This results in correcting wrinkles and folds that help provide a more refined appearance that can last more than two years.

What area can Sculptra treat?

Facial Rejuvenation

Sculptra is often used to address hollowing, depressions, fine wrinkles, and marionette lines in the temples, mid-cheek region, and lower face. As the original PLLA collagen stimulator, it has been proven to reduce cheek wrinkles, firm skin, and enhance skin quality when administered in the cheek area. Sculptra can be administered evenly in these areas, or customized injections can be administered to specific target sites. Additionally, Sculptra has been gaining popularity for body contouring procedures like buttock augmentation and cellulite reduction.

Facial Rejuvenation
Sculptra Butt Lift
Sculptra Butt Lift

Are you doing squats in the gym without noticing any difference in your buttocks? Have you noticed your buttocks become saggier and lose firmness over the years? If so, our Sculptra Buttocks Lift might be the non-invasive solution you have been looking for! We are one of the first medical spas in the East Bay to offer Sculptra as a butt enhancement filler. Sculptra is designed to lift and create a natural fullness to the butt. Butt augmentations have become increasingly popular recently, and Sculptra is a great alternative to a Brazilian Butt Lift.

Our expert injector, Dr. Ellie Zarnegar, DMSc, PA, will mark the deficient areas during your appointment. She then will inject the solution into the marked areas to create more voluminous buttocks.

Sculptra for Cellulite

Dimples on buttocks and legs are cute! But most of us hate dimples anywhere else on our bodies (cellulite)! Sculptra can reduce and diminish cellulite appearance by filling them with collagen to make your skin smooth.

At your appointment, Dr. Ellie DMSc, PA will locate and mark the areas of cellulite that bother you. She will then fill them with Sculptra to stimulate new collagen and make your skin smooth and supple.

Sculptra for Cellulite

How Many Treatments Are Needed

On average, patients receive three vials of Sculptra Aesthetic over a few months. The number of Sculptra injections and treatment visits varies, depending on the area being treated and the degree of correction needed.

How Long Does Sculptra Last

Sculptra Aesthetic lasts about two years, but some reports have shown it to last up to five years.

Your Experience with Sculptra Aesthetic

Dr. Ellie DMSc, PA, will explore whether Sculptra Aesthetic is the right treatment for you during your consultation. If you are the right candidate, she will create a treatment plan to achieve your desired outcomes. The majority of patients require numerous injections separated by several weeks.

Dr. Ellie DMSc, PA, will map the injection sites when you come in for the treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied before the injection process. The entire process typically takes between 30-45 minutes.

What to Expect After Treatment

After treatment, you may notice some redness, mild swelling, bruising, or facial tenderness. You can minimize these effects by periodically applying an ice pack wrapped in a cloth 24 hours following your appointment.

You may resume your normal activities after your appointment, although we advise you to hold off on exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours.

It is important to remember the Rule of 5 – massage the treated area for 5 minutes, five times per day for five days after treatment.

Activate the Power of Your Skin

Considering Sculptra? Our Danville office is perfectly situated for clients from Livermore, Alamo, Blackhawk, San Ramon, Orinda, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Call or text us at 925.855.1773 or submitting a request online to learn more!

Our Danville medical spa is conveniently located just a few blocks from I-680 and offers ample free parking.