Sculptra® is an injectable implant that contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy-acid family. Sculptra is reconstituted prior to use by the addition of Sterile Water for Injection, USP (SWFI) to form a sterile non-pyrogenic suspension. Sculptra is intended for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
Sculptra® Aesthetic works with your body to revitalize collagen production, helping to restore your skin’s inner structure. Sculptra® Aesthetic stimulates your skin’s own natural collagen production to increase overall facial volume. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)–based treatment. Once injected, it begins working deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production, reinforcing the skin’s inner structure and restoring its volume.
In this diagram provided by Galderma, the makers of Sculptra Aesthetic, you can see the importance of collagen in our skin as we age:
For more information on Sculptra treatments and how you can benefit, schedule an appointment at Ginsburg Dermatology. Fill out the form below, or call us at (205) 592-4880