As a facelift tightens the skin, Sculptra Aesthetic adds volume non-surgically. Approved by the FDA as a treatment indicated for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles, clinical studies have proven results to last more than two-years without a return to baseline.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic requires an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
Important Safety Information
You should not use Sculptra Aesthetic if you are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area and should not be injected into the red area of the lip. Use in the skin near the eyes is not recommended.
Side effects of Sculptra Aesthetic may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, and swelling. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported. In a key clinical study the numbers of small and larger lumps were low and most resolved without treatment.