Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance.
What is Sculptra used for?
Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique
What are the side effects?
Sculptra Side Effects. The most common side effects with Sculptra include injection site reactions, such as bruising (21%), pain (13%), swelling (10%), and redness (2%). Itching and heat sensation have also been reported.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra® results can last for up to two years, while the results of other injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane®, may only last for a few months. Overall, Sculptra® is associated with fewer risks and side effects than Restylane® and other injectable treatments
How many vials of Sculptra will I need?
However, a general rule of thumb is to expect 1 vial of Sculptra per decade. So in the 40s, about 4 vials at 2 vials per treatment – that's 2 treatment sessions; at 50, about 5 vials so 2 sessions with 2 vials and a 3rd session with 1 vial.
Is Sculptra permanent?
Sculptra is one of my most popular volumizing fillers. ... But don't be scared that Sculptra is a permanent filler. Just like dissolvable stitches, your body will gradually and naturally absorb it.
Can Sculptra be removed?
In over 10 years of using a lot of Sculptra, I have only had to remove 1 nodule surgically and the scar is not visible. Most smallish Sculptra bumps, if identified early, can just be massaged out by massaging every night for about a minute with lotion for 2-4 weeks.