Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of
facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Sculptra® provides an increase in skin
thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with
facial lipoatrophy from the natural aging process or from chronic disease.
Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. Sculptra®
is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible (does not harm the body),
biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) material that has been widely
used for many years in surgical products. The effects are long lasting; they were shown in a clinical study
to last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session.
Sculptra® is FDA approved for the treatment of Lipodistrophy in HIV patients and is now FDA approved for cosmetic/aesthetic use in other patients.