Sculptra® is a leading injectable used to restore volume, reduce wrinkles, lines, and creases, and revitalize the appearance. It is often used as a component of a liquid facelift. As a biostimulator, unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Sculptra® works by jumpstarting collagen production to firm and tone the skin from within, gradually over time. Collagen is an all-important protein in the body that is responsible for the supple, resilient, hydrated glow of youth.
Over time, collagen reserves dwindle, necessitating rejuvenation with a product like Sculptra®. The key ingredient in Sculptra® is called poly-L-lactic acid, a compound that is slowly absorbed over time as it works to replenish collagen reserves. This is the same substance used safely in the medical field for decades in the form of dissolvable sutures. Sculptra® has been used successfully in the cosmetic industry since 1999.