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Collagen is one of the keystones of youthful skin. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, and your skin begins to lose its volume and elasticity. You cannot stop the aging process, but there are ways to slow the changes in your appearance. One option is collagen treatment with the use of Sculptra® injections, which we offer at Maia Plastic Surgery in the Washington, D.C., area.

What Is Sculptra?

There are many cosmetic injectables that are designed to add volume to the skin, but most are not collagen treatments. Sculptra is not a dermal filler like hyaluronic acid products – it is not for plumping the lips or adding volume under lines or wrinkles. Sculptra injections use poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to stimulate collagen production. The increase in collagen firms the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, but it can also be used in other areas to rejuvenate the skin and tissue appearance.

What to Expect

Since Sculptra injections do not add volumizing substances like hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite like other dermal fillers, results are not immediate. The injections stimulate collagen to be produced, but this occurs over the weeks following the treatment. The skin gradually becomes more youthful and softens lines or wrinkles. Most of our patients benefit from 2-3 treatments spaced at least a month apart to obtain the desired outcome. Results can last for two years or more – a yearly treatment can be used to maintain the collagen levels.

Sculptra injections can be used in other areas to provide a lifting and firming of the skin. One of the other Sculptra treatments we provide at Maia Plastic Surgery is our Sculptra Butt Lift procedure. This treatment improves the buttocks area by adding volume and firming the upper buttocks for a non-surgical lift.

Sculptra injections can help you restore the collagen in your skin without invasive procedures or downtime after your treatment. To learn more about Sculptra collagen treatments, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. Call our office in Tyson Corners, VA, or Chevy Chase, MD, to schedule your Sculptra consultation.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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