Sculptra® is an injectable solution that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Sculptra® provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with facial lipoatrophy (loss of fat beneath the skin). It provides a gradual and significant increase in facial volume which results in improved appearance of folds and sunken areas.
Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) material that has been widely used for many years in surgical procedures. The effects are long-lasting. They were shown in clinical study to last up to 2 years after the first treatment session. Sculptra® is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test.
The results from Sculptra® are not immediate; Sculptra® provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. During your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra® worked immediately because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra®. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. After treatment, your physician will see you again in a few weeks to decide if additional injections are needed. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effects.
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