Sculptra is a synthetic material containing poly-L-lactic acid. This is an FDA-approved injectible that has been in use since 1999. It’s a biocompatible and biodegradable product that is naturally absorbed by the body. It’s a material that is frequently used in absorbable sutures.
What are the benefits of Sculptra?
It can last up to two years.
It can thicken your dermis up to 10-12 mm with progressive treatments.
It stimulates collagen growth which helps restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds over time.
Figure 1: Before and After Sculptra treatment performed by Dr. De La Cruz
How many treatments does one typically would need?
Per session, one would need approximately 2 vials of Sculptra to treat the whole face.
One may require at least 2 to 3 treatments in 4 to 6 week intervals