Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. Unlike hyaluronic injectables, Sculptra actually helps the body to produce more collagen, the substance that helps skin remain plump and firm.
Sculptra dissolves overtime and is flushed away by the body’s natural systems. However, its benefits can remain long after Sculptra has been cleansed from the body because the collagen that Sculptra helped to create will remain.
Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable and natural substance that the body will deal with naturally. In fact, poly-L-lactic acid is commonly found in dissolvable stitches.
A minority of Sculptra patients experience minor side effects after injection. These side effects can include bruising, pain, swelling, redness, itching, and a heat sensation in or near the injection site. However, these side effects only last a few days and can be minimized with cold compresses.