is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Also known as "poly-L-lactic acid," it is synthetic, and biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). It does not require a skin test. Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
What is Sculptra®Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Now FDA approved for "Facial Rejuvenation", Sculptra™ can be used to restore the fullness of your temples, cheeks, chin, glabella, eye areas, and hands. Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
Do I need a skin
test before being treated with Sculptra®?
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained physician. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of several months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
Are the results
from Sculptra® immediate?
treatments are required?
How long do
treatment results last?
Do injections of
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
For more information, visit the Sculptra web site.
Please note: The results of Sculptra™ are not immediate. At your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra Aesthetic worked immediately because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra. A few days following the treatment, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Sculptra takes time to gradually restore volume.
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Steven A. Davis, MD Medical Director
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San Antonio, TX 78229