Sculptra® is an TGA approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen to support cells and tissue. Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, which helps to restore the deep structure and volume of the skin to reduce facial wrinkles.
As the Sculptra®’s PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help to stimulate collagen production and growth, which helps to gradually restore facial volume and improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds over time.
Sculptra® is used to treat shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. It is clinically approved for nasolabial folds, also called “smile lines”, lines framing the mouth, “marionette lines”, and chin wrinkles.
The Sculptra® treatment plan gives its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over a few months. The results happen gradually where you will see subtle reduction of facial wrinkles and folds over a couple of months following treatment. Individual results and treatment sessions may vary.
It can last up to two years.
Sculptra® is FDA approved in the United States and TGA approved in Australia and has been used worldwide since 1999.
It is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body, and it does not contain any human or animal components, thus no allergy testing is necessary prior to treatments.
Possible side effects reported include redness, bruising, pain at injection site, tenderness, itching, bleeding, swelling and lumps. Sometimes, small bumps under the skin can felt when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation has also been reported. Side effects may vary and if you are experiencing side effects, it is important to talk to your health professional.