What is Sculptra®™? Sculptra®™ is made from a synthetic polymer called poly-L-lactic acid which is the same substance used by surgeons as dissolvable suture material. Poly-L-lactic acid has been clinically proven to be safe and effective, as well as long-lasting.
How does Sculptra®™ work and what are the advantages? Sculptra®™ is mostly used for restoring volume and improving facial contours. It is injected in very small amounts using a very fine needle. Sculptra®™ works differently than other injectable fillers in that the poly-L-lactic acid, once injected in the skin, stimulates new collagen to grow, adding volume over time. No skin test is required and there is no downtime.
Are Sculptra®™ results instantaneous or do I need more than one treatment? Sculptra®™, on average, requires a series of three to five treatments every four to six weeks. Improvement in contour occurs gradually over two to six months, an advantage for those people wishing to avoid the obvious tell-tale overnight change in appearance of cosmetic surgery.
How long can I expect Sculptra®™ results to last? Treatment results differ for each person, however, you can expect results to last from 1 year and up to 2 years.
What are some of the possible Sculptra®™ side effects? There are no reported allergic reactions. The most common side effects with any injection include possible bleeding, and tenderness, redness, or swelling. These side effects last, on average, 2 to 3 days.