What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen – the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissues – for results that can last up to two years.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist. The specialist injects treatment into the appropriate dermal plane where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments and number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.
What are the side effects of Sculptra?
The most reported side effects after treatment were:
- Injection Site Pain
- Itching and Lumps
Are there any reasons why I should not receive Sculptra?
Though allergy testing is not required prior to treatment, you should not use Sculptra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should not use the products when you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area, or if you have a history or susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring.