Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps to gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years.*
It's used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra when injected into the body, the main ingredient stimulates production of collagen, which helps to restore lost volume. Treatment areas include face, buttocks, thighs (cellulite) and crepey skin of the chest and inner arms.
Not all treatments or injectables are created the same. Some target different areas of the face, and, more importantly, produce different effects.
Traditional collagen creams purport to deliver collagen that is absorbed by the skin. However, collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis. So, in actuality, most of these treatments include vitamins and hold moisture, making them suitable moisturizers that can briefly improve skin's appearance.
Collagen dietary supplements are meant to facilitate the production of collagen within the body. However, collagen is a protein that, when ingested, is broken down by the digestive system. Results for these types of treatments are inconclusive.
Toxins work by temporarily weakening muscles, typically in the forehead, to minimize frown lines. Results appear within a couple days and can last up to a couple months.
Collagen Primer (PDF)