Sculptra Fillers Results

The FDA approved Sculptra PLLA dermal fillers in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy, which causes facial fat loss, resulting in sunken cheeks, deep folds, and indentations. Ten years later, they approved treating wrinkles and creases on the face with it for a more youthful appearance. Poly-L-lactic acid is the major component in Sculptra (PLLA). It’s a collagen stimulator that may last up to two years and gives you long-lasting, natural-looking effects. Sculptra is a safe and effective treatment. However, patients with allergies to any of its components or those with certain medical disorders should not have this treatment.

Nasolabial folds correction results

Sculptra is a wrinkle-reducing injection that we inject into the skin. It includes PLLA, a collagen activator that helps restore fullness to face creases and folds over time. As a consequence, the skin gradually gets softer and appears more youthful. You may experience instant changes, but the full effects of your treatment may take a few months. Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center has Sculptra professionals who will work with you to determine how many sessions you need to achieve the best results. Normally, patients need three injections over three or four months to see good Sculptra results.

After the consultation, Dr. Alhallak recommended Radiesse for nasolabial fold correction. The patient had received Juvederm for over five years and was looking for a long-term solution to avoid a yearly trip to the Edmonton center.

When do we use Sculptra?

Sculptra is a special filler that we inject to replace lost facial volume due to age or sickness. It includes Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic chemical that increases collagen formation.

We use it to treat deep wrinkles, creases, and folds to provide a more youthful appearance. It’s also used to treat lipoatrophy (facial fat loss) in HIV patients.

Safety of Sculptra 

The first indication for Sculptra was to treat lipoatrophy in HIV patients. In 2009, the FDA authorized it to treat deep facial creases and folds in patients with healthy immune systems under the brand name Sculptra Aesthetic. Swelling, redness, discomfort, and bruising may occur at the injection site. In addition, discoloration and lumps have been observed under the skin.


A skilled provider operates the office. Sculptra treatments do not require any prior testing or preparation. After treatment, you can resume your routine activities right away.

Cost Of Sculptra Treatment

In 2022, the cost of Sculptra per vial was $1000.

Efficacy Of Sculptra Treatment

After just one Sculptra treatment, there may be some improvement, but the full effect may take a few weeks. The conventional treatment program normally involves three to four injections over three to four months.  Typically, the rejuvenating effect lasts between 24 and 36 months.

Facts about this Case

  • Procedure Cost: $1200
  • Procedure Time: 45 Min
  • Downtime: 1-2 days
  • Results: Refreshed look
  • Adverse Effects: Bruising
  • Lasts 18-24 months

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About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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