Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been
around since 1999. It was first approved by the FDA in
2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV.
Lipoatrophy causes facial fat loss that results in sunken
cheeks and deep folds and indentations on the face.
In 2014, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for
treating wrinkles and folds on the face to give a more
The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid
(PLLA). It’s classified as a collagen stimulator that
provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can
last up to two years.
Sculptra is safe and effective but isn’t recommended for
people with allergies to any of its ingredients or for those
with medical conditions that cause irregular scarring.