Below are several categories of frequently asked questions that will help you get the answers you need to determine if Sculptra® Aesthetic is right for you.

Sculptra Aesthetic basics

In this section:
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
How long has Sculptra Aesthetic been on the market?
How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
What is Sculptra Aesthetic made of?
What parts of the face does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?
How long does Sculptra Aesthetic treatment last?
Are the results from Sculptra Aesthetic immediate?
How do I know if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for me?

  • What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
    Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural-looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic — on average, 3 injection sessions over a few months, can last for more than 2 years.*

    *Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.

  • How long has Sculptra Aesthetic been on the market?
    In 2009, the FDA granted approval of Sculptra Aesthetic in the U.S. for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people.

  • How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
    Sculptra Aesthetic works to target the underlying causes of the signs of aging such as collagen loss. Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — an average of 3 injection sessions over a period of a few months — to produce a refined, more youthful-looking appearance. During the course of your Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, collagen is replaced. Over time, you'll notice changes to your face that can last for more than 2 years.* Learn more.

  • What is Sculptra Aesthetic made of?
    Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe — absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

  • What parts of the face does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?
    Sculptra Aesthetic replaces lost collagen in the mid to lower face and chin area. It treats these 3 areas:

    • — Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called "smile lines"
    • — The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
    • — Chin wrinkles
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  • How long does Sculptra Aesthetic treatment last?
    Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable with results that can last for more than 2 years* after your last treatment.

    *Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.

  • Are the results from Sculptra Aesthetic immediate?
    No. Because Sculptra Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, it can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last more than 2 years.* Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra Aesthetic regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects, with an average of 3 treatment sessions, over the course of a few months. And because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.**

  • How do I know if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for me?
    If you want subtle yet noticeable results, Sculptra Aesthetic may be right for you. Sculptra Aesthetic is injected beneath the skin and works to gradually replace lost collagen, targeting the underlying cause of the signs of facial aging, for results that can last more than 2 years.* Learn more.

    Ask your doctor if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you. Contact your doctor for more information or let us help you find a Sculptra Aesthetic physician.

*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
**Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic has not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds.

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