Sculptra Aesthetic

Definition - What does Sculptra Aesthetic mean?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable dermal filler created for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, but is also revered as an excellent way to treat facial lipoatrophy. The Sculptra Aesthetic injections are used to increase facial volume and restore the definition of the face, as well as make it appear rejuvenated and youthful due to the increase of facial elasticity which results from the injection of the poly-lactic acid. The results are long-lasting, keeping the fresh appearance of the face for up to two years.

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Sculptra Aesthetic derma fillers contain poly-L-lactic acid, commonly referred to as PLLA, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic collagen stimulator. The injectable stimulates collagen production, which in turn increases skin elasticity, effectively removing fine lines and slowing down the development of wrinkles. The PLLA helps restore the skin’s inner structure and volume, as the injectable treats the deep tissue rather than the surface of the dermis. Sculptra Aesthetic restores facial volume and removes wrinkles and skin folds, which is why it is often used as a means of treating lipoatrophy.

Lipoatrophy is the loss of facial fat which results in a hollow and drained look and is most commonly a result of serious conditions such as HIV or AIDS. Sculptra Aesthetic has been present in Europe since the late 90s, but sold under the name New-Fill. The polylactic acid has been used in medicine for decades, as an ingredient of dissolvable stitches, and as a synthetic substance that replicates the natural derivative created by muscles during exercise. It has been approved as a dermal filler by the FDA in 2004 and is now widely used as a skin rejuvenating technique.

The approximate number of treatments which bring forth the desired results is three to four, and they are performed over a span of several months.

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