Sculptra Aesthetic is used for facial lipoatrophy, or loss of facial fat. The synthetic compound in Sculptra has been used for decades in resorbable stitches used after surgery, and is biocompatible, and biodegradable. It is a denser dermal filler, which is injected deeply into the dermal layer of skin.
The microscopic crystals in Sculptra, cause a mild inflammatory reaction under the skin, triggering the formation of new collagen. Fibroblast cells which produce collagen, are recruited by the white blood cells surrounding the Sculptra injection, to begin new collagen production.
Results from injections are not immediate, but gradual, and natural, however, some improvement in facial structure may be seen within the first few weeks. Sculptra is the first facial injectable, with results that have the capability of lasting up to 2 years.
An average of 3 treatments are given over a three month period.
Manufactured by Galderma