Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra® (injectable poly-L lactic acid) is a type of facial filler that is injected into certain areas of the face. There are two separate Sculptra products available, each of which has specific uses. Sculptra Aesthetic is approved for cosmetic uses, such as treating wrinkles and facial fold lines. There is also a regular Sculptra product, which is approved for correcting facial fat loss in people with HIV.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking these products, Sculptra Aesthetic and regular Sculptra can cause side effects, such as swelling, tenderness, and pain. Fortunately, if negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
These facial fillers come in the form of an injection that is administered by a healthcare provider. It usually takes several treatment sessions (with two to three weeks between each one) to achieve the desired result.
(For a complete overview of this product, click Sculptra. This article provides details on how this facial filler works, an outline of additional side effects, and some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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