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 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:
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Injection site pain
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Itching at the injection site
Ask your doctor about proper aftercare 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 aftercare section.
No allergy testing required No allergy testing is required prior to treatment.
Sculptra Aesthetic should be administered by a trained physician 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.

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