A brand name for a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injectable filler that stimulates collagen production over time. Sculptra gradually adds volume to the face, improving wrinkles, folds, and overall facial laxity.

Pros: Long-lasting results (can last up to 2 years), stimulates natural collagen production for a more natural look, can be used for broader facial rejuvenation.

Cons: Multiple treatment sessions needed for optimal results (with a gap of a few weeks between sessions), slower results compared to HA fillers (takes weeks to see full effect), potential for side effects like bruising or swelling.

Alternatives: HA fillers for immediate results, surgical facelift (more invasive but provides dramatic rejuvenation).

Recovery: Minimal downtime, possible bruising or swelling at the injection site, final results develop gradually over weeks or months.

Disclaimer: This information is for general knowledge only and does not substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a licensed dermatologist or esthetician to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.