As we age, our body stops producing as much collagen. This substance helps our skin stay taught. It is estimated that by the age of 50 most people have up to 30% collagen loss. This can cause wrinkles and folds in the skin. To help combat this, many people are turning to Sculptra Aesthetic. This is an injectable treatment that helps to gradually replace lost collagen. The results of Sculptra can last for up to two years. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) as a collagen stimulator. This injectable medical spa treatment is available here at Essential Dermatology in Natick, MA, for our patients from Weston, Wayland, Framingham, Needham, and nearby cities.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable made up of a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic form of poly-L-lactic acid. When injected, this is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body which helps to rebuild lost collagen. This will be injected into the deep dermis of the skin where the strands of collagen are that support your skin’s structure. Depending on the desired results, the number of injections and Sculptra sessions will vary. On average, most patients receive three injection sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. 

Treatment Areas

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Temples
  • Midface
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines

Sculptra Maintenance

The results from Sculptra have been shown to last for up to two years on average. To maintain the results, you can get repeat treatments. At a consultation with , he will help to create a personalized treatment plan for you so that you get the most out of your Sculptra treatment. This can also be used in combination with other rejuvenation methods for enhanced results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have been looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance and get rid of facial aging signs, then talk to Dr. Krathen about Sculptra Aesthetic. At Essential Dermatology, we serve patients from Natick, MA, and all surrounding communities. To get started, call our office at (508) 545-9713 or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen