Sculptra Aesthetic® for Body Contouring
Sculptra Aesthetic®, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is an FDA-approved facial injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen which will add volume to correct shallow to deep folds and other facial wrinkles. However, we are a “think outside the box” group of ladies and we love this product for areas of the body such as the décolletage and contouring the butt (these uses are considered off-label).
Sculptra for the Décolletage (often in combination with Ultherapy) is great for smoothing wrinkles and building collagen to strengthen the tissue. This improves the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Who doesn’t want that?!
Sculptra for butt contouring adds more shape and volume and acts as an alternative for those not wanting the surgical option.
Are there any side effects or other safety information?
The most common side effects in clinical studies were injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding and itching. Most were mild and went away on their own, while others were more serious, requiring treatment and can last as long as seven to ten days.
Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some that appear months or more than a year after treatment, with or without swelling or skin discoloration, have also been reported. Some of these lumps were serious and required additional treatment or even surgery.