Sculptra® is a newer type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), which helps to replace lost collagen by stimulating collagen production by the body.
Since Sculptra® works via collagen stimulation, gives noticeable results that emerge subtly.
A full treatment of Sculptra® takes on average three injection sessions six to eight weeks apart and its effects can last up to two years. The number of injections per session varies from person to person.
Sculptra® targets the underlying cause of facial aging. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin's structure is reinforced as Sculptra® helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of the shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time.
Side effects of Sculptra® are rare and may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, 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; most resolve without treatment.
Sculptra® is commonly used for:
· Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), also called smile lines
· The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
· Chin wrinkles
· Midfacial and temporal voluminization