Sculptra® Aesthetic is made up of particles of poly-L-lactic acid (a bio-compatible material found in dissolve-able suture). It is approved by the FDA for treatment of deep folds and wrinkles. Other “off label” uses can also achieve amazing rejuvenation results particularly when Sculptra® Aesthetic is used as a volumizer (to add fullness).
The primary benefit of Sculptra® Aesthetic is its stepwise correction with subtle changes seen over the course of the treatment series. While it is a great product for facial sculpting, Dr. Herte has seen not only improvement in the volume of the face but also a refreshing of the general skin texture. Sculptra® Aesthetic is Dr. Herte’s first choice for balancing the facial structures though additional volume in hollowed cheeks and temples. Structural support of naso-labial fold, cheek and chin areas can also be achieved.
Other benefits include rapid recovery with minimal bruising or discomfort, and ability to adjust correction with each session in the series until full correction is obtained. Each vial also contains a relatively larger volume of product than other filler, and enables a larger area of correction. Long lasting results up to 2 years (with a 3-4 treatment series) are expected.