Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been around since 1999 which is mostly used to enhanece your natural features by stimulating collagen production and increasing the volume of specific areas. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy causes facial fat loss that results in sunken cheeks and deep folds and indentations on the face.
In 2014, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for treating wrinkles and folds on the face to give a more youthful appearance.
The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It’s classified as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last up to two years.
The product is injected into the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. It contains PLLA, which acts as a collagen stimulator, helping to gradually restore fullness to facial wrinkles and folds. This results in a softer and more youthful appearance.
You may notice immediate results, but it can take a few months to see the full results of your treatment.
Sculptra is used to diminish facial wrinkles and folds, temple hollowness, wrinkles on cheeks, neck and other areas and has many off-label uses, including:
nonsurgical butt lift or buttock augmentation
correction of cellulite
correction of chest, elbow, and knee wrinkles
It also became a popular choice for those looking to bulk up their appearance. It’s being used to create definition and the look of extra muscle mass on the:
Sculptra is not recommended for use on the eyes or the lips.