Sculptra™ is a synthetic injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Sculptra is composed of a material known as "poly-L-lactic acid." Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in surgical products, such as dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
Sculptra™ provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with facial lipoatrophy (localized loss of fat tissue). Sculptra™ will not correct the underlying cause of the facial fat loss, but will help improve the appearance by increasing skin thickness in the treated areas.
Sculptra™ is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss, providing a gradual increase in skin thickness. The appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra™you will need will be determined at each session. Some clients may require 3 to 6 treatment sessions with visible results beginning to appear within the first few treatment sessions. Treatment results differ for each person, but most can benefit from the results for up to 2 years after the first treatment session. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
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Common treatment areas for Sculptra.