Sculptra Aesthetic is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which
is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen.
Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches and as
a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries.
Side effects may include injection site discomfort, pain, redness, bruising, swelling,
and/or tenderness. Small bumps and larger lumps under the skin in the treated area
may also appear. You should talk to your doctor
if you experience any side effects or have questions after treatment.
In a clinical trial for Sculptra Aesthetic, participants most commonly reported
the following side effects:
- Injection site pain
- Itching at the injection site
With each treatment session, your doctor will provide you with aftercare instructions
that may help minimize side effects. Aftercare may include massaging and icing the
treated area. Do not apply ice directly to the skin. To learn more about proper aftercare, see the
No allergy testing is required prior to treatment.
Sculptra Aesthetic should always be administered by a physician that has been specifically
trained on Sculptra Aesthetic. We can help you
find a Sculptra Aesthetic trained physician near you.
For complete details about safety, you can read the
Full Prescribing Information for Sculptra Aesthetic and Patient's Guide, often referred to as the
"PI" (short for "Prescribing Information"). The PI contains the results of a clinical
trial and other specifics such as, how Sculptra Aesthetic is reconstituted and administered.
Talk to your doctor about anything that isn't clear.
You may also want to know:
HOW DOES Sculptra Aesthetic Work?