What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic, or Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA), is classified as a filler to replace volume loss as a result of aging. Sculptra Aesthetic is the only filler on the market that works by stimulating collagen production.
Since Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates collagen it is administered in 3 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart. After those treatments Sculptra Aesthetic has been shown to last over 2 years.
Many patients will continue to see benefits for considerably longer as well.
What is Sculptra HIV?
Sculptra was originally approved by the FDA for use in immuno-suppressed HIV patients. Several anti-viral treatments would cause lipoatrophy, severe fat loss in the face. This would leave patients looking gaunt in the temples and across the face. Sculptra is a power collagen simulator that achieves long-lasting and natural results in HIV positive patients.
Mechanism of Action
Sculptra is comprised of micro-spheres of PLLA injected in a aqueous solution.
Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but when the water and swelling goes down the imperfections will return. In 4 to 6 weeks Sculptra will begin to stimulate collagen.
Over time, PLLA is absorbed, but leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
Why Choose Sculptra?
- Sculptra is a gradual and natural-appearing filler
- Sculptra is long-lasting