What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is injected into the skin for restoration and/or correction of the signs facial fat loss. Sculptra® is a synthetic injectable material known as "poly-L-lactic acid." It is a biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). It has also been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
How long do Sculptra® treatment results last?
Treatment results will differ for each person. In a clinical study, treatment results lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session in most patients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Are the results from Sculptra® immediate?
At the first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra® worked immediately because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra®. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and water is absorbed by the body, the treated area may look as it did before treatment. Sculptra® takes time to gradually correct depressions in the skin.
How many Sculptra® treatments are required?
The number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra® needed at each session will differ for each person. Patients with moderate facial fat loss may require 3 treatment sessions with at least 2 weeks between sessions. Patients with severe facial fat loss may require 4 to 5 treatment sessions with at least 2 weeks between sessions.