What is Sculptra™?
Sculptra is a synthesized simple sugar that is used in cosmetic practices as a soft tissue filler. This is different from other soft tissue fillers in many ways. First, it lasts up to 12-18 months. Second, it can be used as a volume filler similar to fat grafting but with none of the downtime and elimination of the nee for a donor site. Its viability once placed is not variable as in fat transfers. As one ages, their cheeks, under eyes, chin and neck lose volume. Instead of pulling this tissue back, Sculptra allows us to replenish the volume in a simple half-hour office procedure. Many of the initial studies were done in patients that have HIV and facial wasting.
Sculptra can be used to minimize an area, or for a complete change. Take a look at these real Sculptra progression photos: