Sculptra is an injectable acid used for the restoration of collagen and the correction of lipodystrophy. The benefits of Sculptra are not immediately apparent; the body slowly responds to the injection by building up collagen around the area, producing fuller, younger looking skin. After a series of injections (usually three treatment sessions) the effects can last up to two years before retreatment is needed.
Is Sculptra safe?
The Sculptra material is absorbed into the body once it has produced its regenerative effect and does not persist in the body. The active substance is poly-L-lactic acid, an extremely safe compound that has been used in dissolvable stitches for the past ten years.
Sculptra is an ideal choice for individuals who would like to have their skin rejuvenated but want to do so in a subtle manner. The extended time it takes for the dermis to build itself up allows for a gradual transition as opposed to other methods which are apparent immediately after leaving the doctor's office.