Sculptra® Aesthetic has been approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy). As the skin ages, it is common to lose fat in certain areas of the face, such as cheekbones, temples and jawlines. Lipoatrophy can occur due to genetic predisposal, weight loss, customary signs of aging, or even illness.
Sculptra® restores the lost volume associated with facial lipoatrophy through a gradual increase in dermal thickness, which may persist for up to 2 years after the first treatment session. Sculptra® is a synthetic, biodegradable, and biocompatible lactic acid polymer. Therefore, no skin testing is required prior to injection.
One week prior to treatment, patients will want to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, Vitamin E and St. John's Wort. This will help minimize any bruising or bleeding. The most common side effects are temporary swelling and redness and these will usually subside within 2-3 days.
For additional information, please call our office and ask to speak to one of our Skin Care Specialists.
Sculptra Aesthetic Before & After Photos