Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years.
Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
Sculptra Aesthetic is made with biocompatible, biodegradable,synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is graduallyand naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments.
The effects of Sculptra are enduring. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session in most patients. The results are not immediate, as it provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. People with mild lipoatrophy will require fewer treatments than those with severe lipoatrophy.
Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained physician. Dr. Sarah Sawyer is specially trained to inject Sculptra.