- Sculptra adds volume along to a face that's lost fat with age or disease (such as HIV patients). It's used to volumize upper cheeks, temple areas, and deep wrinkles and folds.
- Sculptra acts as a bio-stimulatory filler, meant to stimulate your own collagen to form starting 2 weeks after injection, requiring typically 3 sessions, 2 vials each 4-6 weeks apart.
- To avoid side effects, Sculptra should be injected by someone certified by the manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis. Reported complications by RealSelf community members include lumps, bumps, granulomas, bruising, and other injection site-related irritation
- Doctors on RealSelf do not suggest injecting Sculptra under the eyes (tear troughs) or lips.
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