Sculptra is an injectable treatment that restores facial fat lost by the effects of lipoatrophy, including sunken cheeks, hollow eyes and other indentations. This bio stimulator is injected below the surface of the skin in the areas of fat loss. The Sculptra injection consists of an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA.
Sculptra is different from dermal fillers because it addresses collagen loss and lack of skin structure. This product is safe, synthetic, biocompatible, biodegradable and long-lasting.
Why is collagen so important as we age?
We lose 1% of collagen per year. By the age of 45 you face up 25% collagen loss. Collagen is a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives skin structure and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid. It helps to maintain skin hydrated and smooth. A healthy supply of collagen makes for a more youthful-looking complexion. Sculptra Aesthetic can stimulate natural collagen growth to help restore facial volume and fullness over time.