Sculptra Vs Fillers: Which One Is Right For You?

Southlake Plastic Surgery

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When you’re looking for solutions to wrinkles and loss of volume in your facial features, you might wonder if there’s a difference between getting fillers vs Sculptra in Dallas. Both treatments are very similar, but which one makes the most sense for you?

At Southlake Plastic Surgery we pride ourselves on making sure our patients have all the information they need to make decisions about their cosmetic health. Every patient is unique with their own individual goals, and deciding between Sculptra vs fillers can often be a matter of how to best achieve your desired results. That’s why we offer both at our practice.

Sculptra vs Fillers: What’s the difference?

Sculptra and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments that help with volume loss. They’re both FDA approved and non-invasive. 

Dermal Fillers

Fillers are created from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the human body. When fillers are injected into the skin, they are literally filling the space in your skin to smooth wrinkles and add volume. The results are usually immediate and there’s no recovery time. However, as time goes on your body begins to break down the hyaluronic acid and the effects of the fillers fade. This is why many patients opt to get regular filler injections to maintain their results.


Sculptra in Dallas is made from poly-L-lactic acid and works in a slightly different way than dermal fillers. When Sculptra is injected it also immediately fills the space, but that effect fades with 1 to 2 days. As your body absorbs the acid, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to fuller, younger looking skin. 

Sculptra results take a few weeks to be visible, but they can last up to 2 years. Because the results appear gradually over time, they can often look more natural than filler.

There are some areas where it makes more sense to use fillers, or even Botox, where Sculptra cannot be used. For example, Sculptra can’t be used to enhance the lips and can’t be injected into the brows. 

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Still wondering about Sculptra vs fillers? Book a consultation with Southlake Plastic Surgery!

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