Kyla Hargraves PA-C




As one of the best med spas in Orlando, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of aesthetic innovation. With a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements, we ensure that every Sculptra treatment is administered with precision and expertise. We understand that each individual is unique, and one size does not fit all. Our personalized consultations allow us to assess your specific needs, discuss your goals, and tailor a Sculptra treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your desired outcomes. Our approach to Sculptra treatments is centered on achieving results that look entirely natural. We are dedicated to your comfort and confidence throughout the Sculptra journey. From the initial consultation to the final reveal, we prioritize your well-being and ensure you feel empowered every step of the way.



Sculptra's magic lies in its ability to deliver a gradual and subtle transformation without an overly artificial or exaggerated look. Unlike instant fixes, Sculptra gently stimulates collagen production, allowing your beauty to blossom over time, revealing a naturally rejuvenated you. You can also bid farewell to frequent touch-ups because Sculptra offers long-lasting results that can endure for up to two years or more. Embrace the freedom of sustained beauty without the need for constant maintenance.




Sculptra works by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. The primary ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable substance. When injected into the skin, Sculptra promotes collagen synthesis over time.


Sculptra is considered safe when administered by qualified and experienced healthcare professionals in a controlled and sterile environment.

Sculptra has received FDA approval for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, as well as for the restoration of facial volume. Safety largely depends on the skill and expertise of the practitioner administering the treatment. Ensure that you choose a licensed and experienced healthcare professional for your Sculptra injections. While side effects are generally mild and temporary, they can include swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, or lumps at the injection site. These effects usually resolve on their own within a few days to a few weeks. Long term side effects can include the risk of nodule formation. this is not a common occurance and can be avoided by following you post care and going to an experienced health care provider. Allergic reactions to Sculptra are rare but possible. It's essential to inform your healthcare provider of any allergies you may have. As with any injectable procedure, there is a minimal risk of infection. It's crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare professional.


It's important to note that Sculptra is known for its ability to provide subtle and natural-looking results. The treatment works by stimulating collagen production over time, offering a gradual improvement that enhances your natural beauty. The specific areas treated and the number of sessions required will depend on individual needs and goals, and this is typically discussed during the consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

However, a good rule of thumb for facial rejuvenation is that you will need 1 vial of Sculptra for every decade of life. 2 vials are typically administered every 4-6 weeks until we complete your recommended treatment


Sculptra is known for providing long-lasting results, and its effects can endure for up to two years or more. The duration of Sculptra's results can vary depending on factors such as individual metabolism, lifestyle, and the number of treatment sessions. While Sculptra offers prolonged results, it's common for individuals to schedule maintenance sessions to sustain the effects over time. These sessions are often recommended to optimize and prolong the benefits of the treatment. We usually recommend to 1-2 vials a year for maintenance after your initial dosing.

Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production, and the results are not immediate. It takes time for the new collagen to develop and improve the skin's appearance. You may notice a gradual change over several weeks to months.


On the day of the procedure, the treatment area will be cleaned and prepped. After that a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize any discomfort during the injections. Sculptra is then administered via a fine needle or cannula into the targeted areas of the face. The number and location of injections depend on the treatment plan and the specific areas being addressed. After the injections, your provider will use a massaging technique to evenly distribute the Sculptra beneath the skin. This helps to achieve a smooth and natural-looking result.


Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production, and the results are not immediate. It takes time for the new collagen to develop and improve the skin's appearance. You may notice a gradual change over several weeks to months


Yes, Sculptra can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to address multiple concerns and achieve a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. The decision to combine treatments is typically based on individual goals, the areas to be treated, and the desired outcomes. Depending on the person, or areas being treated, it may be recommended that certain treatments may be administered on different visits. Here are some common combinations of Sculptra with other treatments.

Botox or Dysport: Combining Sculptra with neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport is common. While Sculptra addresses volume loss, neuromodulators target dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles. Together, they provide a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Dermal Fillers: Depending on your specific needs, other dermal fillers with different formulations may be used alongside Sculptra. Different fillers can address various concerns such as deep lines, fine lines, or lip augmentation.

Chemical Peels or Laser Treatments: Combining Sculptra with skin resurfacing treatments like chemical peels or laser therapy can enhance overall skin texture and tone. These treatments can address issues such as sun damage, pigmentation, or fine lines.

Thread Lifts: Some individuals choose to combine Sculptra with thread lift procedures for a more comprehensive approach to facial lifting and tightening.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): PRP therapy involves using the patient's own platelets to stimulate collagen and enhance skin rejuvenation. Combining Sculptra with PRP may amplify the rejuvenating effects.

Microdermabrasion or Microneedling: Procedures like microdermabrasion or microneedling can complement Sculptra by improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and enhancing overall skin quality.

Lasers / other devices : Sculptra works beautifully with other lasers and devices to help enhance the collagen production effects to maximize your results.


The level of discomfort experienced during Sculptra injections can vary from person to person. While some individuals may feel only mild discomfort, others may experience a slightly more intense sensation. However, there are factors that contribute to making the procedure relatively tolerable:

Topical Anesthetic: Before administering Sculptra injections we will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. This helps minimize any potential pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Fine Needle and Cannula: The injections are typically performed using a fine needle and cannula combination, which helps reduce the sensation of pain. 

Quick Procedure: Sculptra injections are usually completed quickly. The entire procedure may take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated and the specific treatment plan.

Massage Technique: After the treatment we will use a massage technique to distribute the Sculptra evenly beneath the skin. While this step is important for achieving optimal results, it can cause a temporary sensation of pressure.

Post-Treatment Discomfort: Some individuals may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites after the procedure. These effects are generally temporary and should subside within a few days.


Sculptra is generally considered safe when administered by qualified healthcare professionals. However, like any cosmetic procedure, it can have potential side effects. It's important to be aware of both short-term and long-term considerations associated with Sculptra injections.

POTENTIAL SHORT TERM SIDE EFFCTS: Some individuals may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites after the procedure. These effects are generally temporary and should subside within a few days

POTENTIAL LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS: Some individuals may experience the development of nodules weeks or even months after the Sculptra injections. Massaging the treated areas as directed by your healthcare provider is important to minimize this risk.


Sculptra is not easily reversible because it works by stimulating collagen production in the skin. Unlike some dermal fillers that can be dissolved using specific enzymes or substances, Sculptra's mechanism of action involves the gradual formation of collagen over time.


Sculptra is a suitable option for individuals seeking non-surgical facial rejuvenation and volume restoration. Good candidates for Sculptra typically exhibit the following characteristics:

Loss of Facial Volume: Ideal candidates often experience volume loss in areas such as the cheeks, temples, and mid-face, leading to a sunken or hollow appearance.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Candidates may have wrinkles, folds, or fine lines, especially nasolabial folds and marionette lines, that they wish to address.

Healthy Skin and Overall Health: Good candidates generally have overall good health and healthy skin. Sculptra is generally well-tolerated by individuals with diverse skin types.

Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the results of Sculptra. The treatment provides a gradual improvement over time and may require multiple sessions.

Commitment to the Process: Since Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production gradually, candidates should be committed to completing the recommended series of treatments and attending follow-up sessions as advised by the healthcare provider.

Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding: Sculptra is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Candidates should wait until after their pregnancy or breastfeeding period to consider Sculptra.

No Severe Skin Conditions or Infections: Individuals with severe skin conditions, infections, or inflammatory disorders may not be suitable candidates until these conditions are resolved.

Age Consideration: While Sculptra is often used to address age-related concerns, it can also be suitable for younger individuals looking to enhance facial contours or prevent the onset of volume loss.


Sculptra has received FDA approval for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds, as well as for the restoration of facial volume. However, we often use it off label to correct other areas needing improvement in skin texture and volume such as: Arms, neck, chest, abdomen, thighs, and knees.


Yes, Sculptra is commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those that result from volume loss in the face. It's an effective option for addressing facial aging and can provide natural-looking results. Sculptra works by stimulating the production of collagen, a key protein that contributes to skin elasticity and fullness.




  1. Take Arnika supplements starting 5 days prior to the procedure to help prevent or reduce bruising.
  2. Avoid over the counter pain relivers/NSAIDS (aspirin/ibuprofen/aleve), fish oil, omega 3’s, St. John’s Wort, ginkgo biloba, and Vit E for 1 week prior to procedure.
  3. Avoid alcohol for a few days prior to procedure. *including red wine
  4. Start supplementing with collagen peptide powder 1 week prior (Nutrafol or Vital proteins) and continue to supplement for 6 weeks after.
  5. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that may minimize a recurrence.
  6. Sanitize your phone prior to your appointment with a lysol wipe. Avoid putting it to your face and try to talk on speaker phone as much as you can the day of.


  1. Immediately after the treatment, the most common reported side effects are temporary redness, and swelling at the injection sites. These effects typically resolve within three days. If the inconvenience continues beyond three days -or- if other reactions occur such as an increase in tenderness/pain, please contact us. 
  2. You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for a few days. 
  3. Bruising is a fairly common side effect as well. Continue taking your arnica supplements for 1-2 weeks after treatment to help reduce and resolve bruising more quickly.
  4. The volume you see immediately after treatment will disappear after about 3 days and over the course of the next 4-8 weeks your body will begin building new collagen.
  5. Massage the treated areas 3 times a day, for 3 minutes each time, for 3 days after treatment. (!!!This is important as it helps reduce the risk of nodule formation!!!)
  6. No makeup on your face for the rest of the after the procedure. You can wear makeup the following day. 
  7. It is recommended to sleep on a slight incline to reduce the possibility of swelling.
  8. Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that increases your heart rate for 24 hours
  9. Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling for the first few days after your treatment.