As we age, our face can begin to lose volume and collagen, causing severe folds on our skin’s surface. There are many cosmetic procedures out today to help correct these aesthetic concerns without the need for surgery. One option is dermal fillers, but not all dermal fillers are the same. Sculptra® is specifically formulated to smooth out or fill smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and chin wrinkles by gradually booting your own natural collagen production. This dermal filler is a low-cost injectable that provides natural-looking results and improves your facial volume.


  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimally invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • FDA-Approved

Areas of Concern:

How many treatments are required?

On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your specialist.

How soon will I see results?

Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years.* Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.**

*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
**Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds.

Which areas does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra Aesthetic is clinically approved for:

Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”

Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)

Chin wrinkles

How soon after treatment can I wear makeup?

If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment. Be sure to consult your doctor after treatment.

Is Sculptra Aesthetic safe?

Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches. Since Sculptra Aesthetic does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.

How Sculptra® Works?

Sculptra® is a prescription injection that delivers natural-looking results and has been shown to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe folds around the mouth and restore volume to the face. It does this by stimulating your own natural collagen production with a biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. This material is a collagen stimulator that is slowly absorbed into facial tissue to achieve a more youthful appearance.

At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon, our goal is to help our patients figure out the best treatment for their desired results. Our team of professionals is dedicated to using tested and trustworthy treatments personalized to your specific needs. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent, safe, and effective treatments, so you can relax knowing we have your back. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, call us today.