Sculptra is used as a tissue “plumper.” It is a relatively new product that is FDA approved for treatment of fat loss in the face for HIV patients. However, many physicians are using it “off-label” for aesthetic purposes, treating fat loss in the face for aging patients. It has been used in Europe for this reason for several years with good results. It is derived from poly-L-lactic acid, which is found in many absorbable sutures that surgeons have been using for years. It usually requires a series of treatments to get the “desired result” and has been shown in European studies to last for more than two years in most subjects. There may be some minor bruising and swelling of the treated regions that will often resolve in a few hours to one to two days.
“I always wanted to be a physician because I wanted to help people. Plastic surgery gives me the ability to help people in very positive ways.”
If you would like more information about Dr. Wallach and his success with New York City Sculptra, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our contact form to request additional details.