How Sculptra® Works for Anti-Aging | Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa


Over time, when you look at yourself in a full-length mirror, do you notice advancing signs of aging? Getting older not only means facial volume loss, wrinkles, and sagging skin; it also makes your butt’s natural pert and plump contours less than they used to be.

One of the unavoidable effects of aging is that our body slows down its production of one of the most essential proteins needed to keep our skin tight and elastic — collagen. Over time, this results in the loss of volume and structure to the skin across many areas of the body.

Would you like a naturally refreshed, age-appropriate — but never overdone — look? Our board-certified plastic surgeons in Vernon Hills, IL, have perfected the use of a remarkable injectable cosmetic filler known as Sculptra® to restore facial and buttock volume lost due to aging, weight loss, and pregnancy.

What Is Sculptra®?

Injectables and dermal fillers are products commonly made from hyaluronic acid. Cosmetic surgeons use these to add volume to specific sites by smoothing out wrinkles and plumping up the cheeks. Many people see outstanding results with these products.

If your goal is to restore volume to the buttocks and get your ideal curves, a surgical Brazilian butt lift might be an excellent solution. However, it is an invasive surgical procedure requiring downtime. Sculptra®, on the other hand, is a simple, yet effective, cosmetic injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. The result is the addition of volume to depressed areas of the face and body and your butt’s curve and shape.

Instead of adding volume the way hyaluronic acid ingredients do, Sculptra® introduces poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production in your dermal layers. The substance works to promote your body’s natural collagen production mechanism, enhancing your looks and body contours with a rejuvenation effect that can last for years.

Sculptra® results become most visible after four to six weeks and will continue to improve as your body responds to the treatment and additional injections delivered over several weeks. Once you have reached your volumizing goal, your results can last between two and five years.

A Sculptra® butt lift is an in-office, zero-downtime procedure. You’ll immediately notice that Sculptra® doesn’t make the treated area feel hard. When you get a Sculptra® butt lift, you’ll be able to sit on the treated area and resume normal activities immediately.

Which Areas Are Best to Treat With Sculptra®?

Sculptra® for the Face in Vernon Hills, IL

Sculptra® works exceptionally well by diminishing wrinkles and folds in specific regions of the face, including:

  • Smile lines
  • Hollow cheeks and temples improving and softening high cheekbones
  • Nasolabial folds — lines that form between the nose’s edges to the mouth’s corners
  • Midface and even chin wrinkles

Sculptra® for the Body in Vernon Hills, IL

Initially FDA-approved for the face, Sculptra® also works well to rejuvenate other areas of the body, including:

As you consider adding Sculptra® to your anti-aging options, be sure to reach out online to Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa or call (847) 367-8815 for your one-on-one consultation. We are also available for virtual consultations!