Sculptra™ (poly-l-lactic acid) is a synthetic injectable material that provides a gradual and significant increase in skin and soft tissue thickness and is used for for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.
It has been used for over 15 years in 33 countries worldwide. Sculptra is composed of a synthetic substance that is biodegradable and bio-compatible. Sculptra works by providing a framework for your body to produce and lay down collagen, which fills in the desired area. There’s no pre-treatment skin test and unlike surgery, there is little to no downtime. Most people usually return to work or normal activities immediately. Sculptra is long-lasting but not permanent.