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How is Sculptra Different From Dermal Fillers?

How is Sculptra Different From Dermal Fillers

Our faces change as we age, whether we like it or not. Over time, our skin loses its elasticity because it doesn’t make as much collagen as it used to. This leads to more lines, wrinkles, and even a loss of volume in the face.

So, if you’re looking for a treatment that can help, Sculptra and Dermal Fillers are great options. But what’s the difference between the two? Preva Aesthetics is here to help you understand the differences between these methods. 

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Losing Face Volume

Our faces have shape and volume when we’re younger because of the collagen in our skin and the fat pads under it. Some most common signs of volume loss are hollow temples, flatter cheeks, sunken eye sockets, and loose, sagging skin along the jawline, often called jowls.

Experts have made products called dermal fillers that temporarily fill in lines and wrinkles on the face. This is good news for those who don’t want to give in to these changes. But there’s also another treatment called Sculptra.

So, if both of these treatments are recommended for you, which one is ideal to choose? Let’s explain it here below. 

Sculptra vs. Dermal Fillers

What makes dermal fillers different from Sculptra? Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid biostimulator (PLLA). Sculptra is injected under the skin and has the consistency of a liquid. Once Sculptra is injected, it becomes part of the tissues and makes your body more collagen.

On the other hand, hyaluronic acid is used to make dermal fillers that stay in place as a gel-like substance. Dermal fillers do not cause the body to produce more collagen. Instead, they are used to replace lost volume temporarily. 

The results of dermal filler can be seen right away. Sculptra, however, works because collagen takes time to build up in the body. Dermal filler and Sculptra are made to replace lost volume and smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. 

So, after the age of 20, we lose about 1% of our collagen each year because of getting older, exposure to environmental stress, and our genes. When collagen breaks down, the skin gets thinner, which causes wrinkles and folds. 

Collagen is a protein that is found in the deep dermal layer. It is a fibrous protein that gives our skin structure and helps it keep its shape, moisture, and elasticity. Smooth skin and a youthful look come from having enough collagen in your body.

How do we offer it here at Preva Aesthetics? See how we can help below.

Our Sculptra

Sculptra is a cosmetic treatment given as injections at Preva Aesthetics to replace facial volume lost due to aging or illness. Sculptra is not a dermal filler; it works by making the body make more collagen. 

Again, the Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), made in a lab, is in the product Sculptra. PLLA helps collagen make. With Sculptra, you can get rid of deep lines, creases, and folds and look younger again.

When Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis, it helps the area get better over time. It takes Sculptra a few weeks to work. You start to look younger as time goes on. No one knows for sure that you’ve had a cosmetic procedure; they have to take their best guess.

Preva Aesthetics For Sculptra

Sculptra is not only for facial or body purposes. Here’s what Sculptra treatment is for:


Some places on the face where Sculptra is injected are the temples, cheeks, smile lines, and jawline. When you get Sculptra injections, they help stimulate collagen in the area. 

This part makes the skin firmer and tighter. Also, this is a great way to deal with the loss of volume in the face. Most of the time, three treatments are suggested. The effects last between two and three years.

Body Skin Tightening

When Sculptra is injected into the knees, elbows, or abdomen, it can help stimulate collagen and make the skin look better. Collagen induction will make your skin smooth and firm because it rebuilds and heals and makes it more flexible. 

The skin has less elasticity, sags, folds, and wrinkles. The Sculptra treatment smooths out wrinkles and fills in hollow spots on the skin that have lost their elasticity and volume. The effects can last for 2–3 years.

For Cellulite Treatment

You can reduce cellulite by injecting it in specific places on the legs. This gives the legs a smoother and firmer look. Most of the time, you should have three to four Sculptra treatments. The effects can last for 2–3 years.

Our Fillers

As we get older, our faces naturally thin out. Fillers can help this volume come back. At Preva Aesthetics, we use Restylane and Juvederm products. We choose the best type of filler depending on the area being treated. We take pride in giving subtle, natural results. 

Our goal is to make you look like you, just the version of you who gets a lot of sleep takes your vitamins every day, and drinks a lot of water. As we stated, Hyaluronic acid (HA) is used in dermal fillers to replace lost volume in the skin. 

It is one of the essential parts of any skincare routine, along with vitamin C and retinol. This is a common way to rejuvenate the face, and you can use it on the face, neck, chest, and other body parts. Fillers are used to treating wrinkles and folds on the face that are moderate to severe.

Preva Aesthetics For Sculptra

Like Sculptra, Fillers also have many uses. Here’s what Filler treatment is for:


You can put filler on the chin and jawline to make the chin and jaw stand out and improve the patient’s profile. This treatment gives you a look of confidence and can make your neckline look slimmer. 

Not everyone is a good candidate for filler treatment, so that you will have a full consultation at your appointment.

Tear Through Under Eye

When hollowness and shadows are present under the eyes, hyaluronic acid adds volume to the area to make it look alive and alert. When shadowing is fixed, light can bounce off the under-eye area. 

This makes the eyes look rested, healthy, and happy without needing an under-eye concealer. But tear-through under-the-eye treatment isn’t suitable for everyone, so at the beginning of your appointment, you’ll have a thorough consultation to determine if it will help you reach your goals. 

You usually need between 1 and 2 syringes, depending on how bad it is. On average, this treatment lasts between 1.5 and 2 years.

Nasolabial Folds

Hyaluronic acid-filled volume is injected into the nasolabial folds (smile lines) to fill in mild to severe wrinkles, restore volume, and stimulate collagen to make the skin look younger. 

This treatment works very well, and the effects last a long time. You usually need between 1 and 2 syringes, depending on how bad it is. On average, this treatment lasts between 1.5 and 2 years. Your appointment will include a thorough talk with the doctor.

Sculptra vs. Dermal Fillers

Sculptra and Dermal Fillers are both effective treatments to treat your skin concerns. You can set up an appointment for more details by calling us at 720-415-3992

We’ll help you choose a treatment plan based on your skin conditions and short-term and long-term goals. This way, you can get the best care for your unique needs and skin conditions. We hope to see you here at Preva Aesthetics!

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