A facial injectable made with poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin to correct deep facial wrinkles and folds as well as sunken cheeks or eyes. Administered in a series of treatments over a few months and lasting up to two years, Sculptra gradually restores a youthful appearance by replacing lost collagen beneath your facial skin. Used for years in surgical products such as dissolvable sutures, Sculptra does not contain any human, animal, or bacterial components and is gradually absorbed into the body.
Possible side effects are typical of injections and include bleeding, tenderness, redness, bruising, or swelling. Small bumps beneath the skin may also appear.