Sculptra® Aesthetic is a sculpting agent that restores volume to correct the signs of facial fat loss. It is an enduring treatment approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, in people with human immunodeficiency virus. Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first FDA-approved sculpting agent of its kind for this condition.
Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra® Aesthetic is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin testing is required. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.