Our expert says:
Hi Suzanne, thank you for your question and my apologies for the delay with my answer.
Sculptra (previously known as Newfill) is an excellent volume enhancer and has been predominantly used for facial lipo dystrophy in HIV patients. It is not considered a ‘true filler’ as the active ingredient (poly lactic acid) is a collagen stimulator and as such the results of the enhancement are seen 6 to 8 weeks later.
Additional treatments to the area (2 to 3) may be necessary to achieve the best results. The advantage of Sculptra over NASHA fillers is that results can last 2 to 3 years.
Correct treatment technique and mixing of Sculptra is vital as if done incorrectly lumping of the injected material (granuloma) may develop.
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