Sculptra is a filler made from PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid). For decades, PLLA is the main material used in making absorbable sutures such as surgical-dissolving stitches.
Each vial of Sculptra has tiny amounts of powdered material that stimulate collagen production and eventually improve facial volume. Sculptra is best for patients who need large amounts of fillers to treat areas in the face that need a significant amount of volume for areas such as hollow, sunken cheeks. Treating these areas with standard fillers won’t work because of the large amounts required to achieve desired results.
Desired outcomes are accomplished when your body interacts with the filler and forms collagen. While it doesn’t have the instant results that most fillers provide, its long-lasting effects are worth it. With these injections, there is a gradual improvement that is accomplished over several months of injections. Many patients prefer this over other fillers with instant results because their friends won’t be able to notice the changes. With gradual transformation, family and friends will notice the wonderful changes in the patient’s skin but can’t specifically pinpoint what the change is about.