By: Kim Burke


If you want to appear more youthful-looking — without appearing like you’ve had work done — then chances are Sculptra Aesthetic may be a good choice for you.

Sculptra Aesthetic FAQs

Here are a few of the most common questions and answers regarding the use of Sculptra® Aesthetic. If you have other questions or concerns about treatment, please consult your specialist or feel free to contact us.

What is Sculptra Aesthetic?

Sculptra Aesthetic is a series of facial injectable treatments that help stimulate your skin to make more of its own natural collagen. Once injected, the microparticles are absorbed, and collagen production begins gradually over time.

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 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 of months following treatment.

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.

How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost?

Since injection costs will vary from person to person, the best way to determine projected costs is to have a customized consultation. Sculptra starts at $1300/session and usually 2-3 sessions are necessary. Sessions are typically 8 weeks apart.

Comparing the cost of facial rejuvenation options can be challenging because so much depends on desired results, the amount of product your doctor recommends, your response to treatment, and the amount of time the results last.

A facial filler treatment that lasts up to three to six months may cost less upfront than one that lasts much longer, but it will generally require additional treatment sessions to maintain the effect for the same duration as one longer-lasting treatment. You may want to consider the total cost over time.

Coupon or rebate programs through Galderma and/or a specialist may be available from time to time. It’s a good idea to ask your specialist if there’s a discount program available at the time of consultation. We highly recommend joining ASPIRE Galderma Rewards, our loyalty program that rewards you with special points offers and rewards for every Galderma aesthetic treatment you receive — not just Sculptra Aesthetic.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.