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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 tissue—for results that can last up to two years.

Why Sculptra?

Sculptra addresses an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms

Not All Anti-Aging Treatments Are the Same:

Collagen creams: Collagen creams do not fully penetrate to the dermis, so most topical treatments are effective as moisturizers that briefly improve the skin’s appearance.

Collagen Supplements: When ingested, the digestive system breaks down collagen proteins and their effectiveness remains inconclusive.

Toxins: Toxins temporarily weaken muscles to minimize frown lines in the forehead. Results typically last a couple months.

Fillers: Works immediately upon injection to fill in lines, wrinkles and folds.

How does Sculptra work?

Slow and steady strength

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.1,2,4 The number of injection appointments and the 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.

Sculptra Before After Photos

Safety and Side Effects

Sculptra is FDA approved in the U.S. and has been used worldwide since 1999.

Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible,
biodegradable substance that is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and commonly found in dissolvable stitches.

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 also not use the product 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.

The best way to minimize side effects is to seek a skilled specialist. Treatments should always be administered by a healthcare practitioner who has been thoroughly and specifically trained on Sculptra. We can help you find a trained specialist
near you.

In a clinical trial, the most commonly reported side effects after treatment were:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Injection site pain
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Itching and lumps

Sculptra should be injected into the appropriate plane. Superficial injections may be associated with small
bumps and larger lumps under the skin in the treated area. In a clinical study, a few subjects reported these bumps and lumps, but none of these
events were reported as serious adverse events by the investigator.

For complete details about safety, you can read the
Full Prescribing Information
for Sculptra and Patient’s Guide.
This guide contains the results of a clinical trial and other specifics, such as how Sculptra is administered.
Talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns.


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