SCULPTRA® is an injectable poly L-lactic acid used to correct the signs of facial fat loss. For patients with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, SCULPTRA® can help restore the skin to it’s natural texture. SCULPTRA® is a safe, biocompatible material used to gradually increase thickness and fullness of the skin. With just a few injections, SCULPTRA® can leave your face looking healthy and vibrant.
How Does It Work?
SCULPTRA® works gradually to improve the overall look and feel of facial skin. The injectable poly L-lactic acid is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. The results are not immediate, however, and when using SCULPTRA®, you should expect gradual results over time. In a clinical study, the effects of SCULPTRA® lasted up to a full 2 years after the first treatment session.
Where Can It Help?
SCULPTRA® can help many areas of the face that have experienced fat loss. The cheeks and temples are the most common area patients elect to have the injections. Significant increases in skin thickness will help give the face a more youthful, fuller, healthier look. Discuss with your doctor the areas of the face you are hoping to improve with SCULPTRA®.
How Popular Is It?
SCULPTRA® is known as the “longest lasting facial filler.” Commonly used in Europe for decades, the injectable formula SCULPTRA® is gaining popularity in the US at a rapid rate. The product can provide an 80% improvement to the area, and results can last up to several years. Since it’s introduction to Europe in 1999, thousands have enjoyed the lasting results of SCULPTRA®.
What are the Side Effects?
Because the procedure is non-invasive there are few major side effects associated with SCULPTRA®. While side effects are typically rare, some patients have experienced red bumps under the injection site. Tenderness and discomfort near the injection zone are also possible. Talk through the safety information associated with SCULPTRA® with your doctor prior to your procedure.