Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.
Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator that gradually helps to reproduce lost collagen in the skin – an underlying cause of facial aging. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works within the deep dermis of the skin to help revitalize collagen production and restore the skin’s inner structure and volume. As the poly-L-lactic acid microparticles in Sculptra are absorbed in the skin, they help stimulate collagen growth.
As a collagen stimulator, Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds by restoring the deep, underlying structure of the skin. The revitalization of collagen production happens gradually, helping to restore facial volume and create a more firm and youthful appearance.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer that works with the body to reproduce lost collagen. One of the main reasons for visible facial aging, like wrinkles and sagging skin, is the loss of collagen, a key component in the skin. Collagen is a protein in the deep dermis that gives structure to skin and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). Elastin is an elastic protein that maintains skin shape and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid, which in turn makes the skin more firm and hydrated.