Sculptra & Artefill
Sculptra and Artefill are also in this category and are considered fillers that are medical devices however, they are very different in their chemical structure. And are used differently in the areas of the face. Sculptra works well to tighten and lift the brows, cheeks and jowls when injected over a series of treatments with a month to six weeks between sessions. Sculptra is FDA approved to last a little over two years.
Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months, to produce noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last up to two years.
Treatment Considerations for Sculptra Aesthetic:
- Sculptra Aesthetic is not for use in the lips.
- Sculptra Aesthetic is not recommended for use in the periorbital area.
- Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than the nasolabial wrinkles and folds in clinical trials.