Sculptra progressively restores lost collagen to create a natural look that can last up to 2 years.
Sculptra is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches and as a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. Sculptra helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging.
Sculptra is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems. A treatment regimen of up to 3-4 injection sessions scheduled about 6-8 weeks apart for correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.
You should not use Sculptra if you are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area and should not be injected into the red area of the lip. Use in the skin near the eyes is not recommended.
Side effects of Sculptra may include:
- Injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, and swelling.
- Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.
- In a key clinical study the numbers of small and larger lumps were low and most resolved without treatment.