Sculptra is a deep dermal filler which stimulates your own collagen to replace lost volume within your skin. Sculptra can be used all over your body and is designed to replenish your own collagen and restore lost volume.
Traditional dermal fillers address wrinkles, lines and folds by sitting where the collagen was, Sculptra stimulates the growth and reproduction of your own collagen, rebuilding to treat underlying causes of aging.
Sculptra is sterile suspension of Poly-L-Lactic acid, which is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy acid family (fruit acids). Poly-L-Lactic acid has been used medically for many years in dissolvable stitches, and does not require pre-treatment skin testing for allergies.
Sculptra requires the injection into the skin and underlying tissues of Poly-L-Lactic acid. Sculptra is designed to help correct skin depression, such as creases, wrinkles, folds, scars, hollow eye rings, skin aging, and facial lipo-atrophy (loss of fat).
Sculptra has been used since 1999 in more than 150,000 patients in more than 30 countries primarily for cosmetic use. In Canada, Sculptra has recently been approved for aesthetic medicine and reconstructive use.