In 2009 the Food and Drug Administration approved Sculptra Aesthetic. This is the first injectable providing facial changes that are not immediately noticeable but emerge gently and subtly.
Sculptra Aesthetic will replace the loss of facial collagen filling in a wide range of shallow to deep contour deficiencies including smile lines (nasolabial folds) and other facial wrinkles and creases achieving a slowly appearing refreshed, more youthful look in a manner that no obvious facial rejuvenation was performed. People will notice the changes in your facial appearance but won’t be able to tell you had any work done.
The material in Sculptra Aesthetic consists of Poly-L-lactic acid, which is absorbed naturally by your body. This material has been used for many years for dissolvable stitches.
Sculptra Aesthetic injectable is easily and painlessly injected targeting the various signs of aging typically administered over three sessions during a several month period restoring the loss of collagen. You will have a gradual restoration over this period of time of the facial conditions addressed. These changes will last up to two years and in some patients even longer. When needed, the treatment can be safely repeated.
If you have lines framing your mouth known as smile lines, chin wrinkles or creases between your nose and mouth known as nasolabial folds – any concerns in your mid-facial area to your chin area – Sculptra Aesthetic will work to rejuvenate and revitalize your face.
Written by Dr. Halaas