How Sculptra and Radiesse work
When Sculptra is injected into areas of the face that have begun to look saggy or hollow due to loss of collagen, it triggers the body’s natural collagen-producing process with its active ingredient (poly-L-lactic acid). Over the course of several months, this brand-new collagen will make the skin look plumper and more youthful. Sculptra injections are the secret to looking flawless no matter your age, without the evidence of having any work done.
Radiesse is a very thick gel product that works similarly to Sculptra, but is made from biocompatible calcium (CaHA) microspheres. These microspheres become like a scaffold under the skin, while new collagen is also being created. This collagen-making process keeps going for months, which enhances the benefits of the initial treatment. Radiesse is eventually completely absorbed by the body, leaving behind plumper, more youthful-looking skin that has been created by your body’s own collagen.