The Treatment: Everything to know about Sculptra, the collagen-boosting injectable

Used in the US for over a decade, the dermal filler Sculptra is now widely available in Ireland. But who is it really for?

Sculptra was originally created to treat weight loss in the face for Aids patients, but has been adapted for use as an aesthetic treatment

Scratch the surface of many of the more successful active agents in skincare – right through to the technology and components used in aesthetic treatments – and you will usually find a more scientific, medical origin. So when Sculptra the dermal filler was initially approved by the FDA in 2004, it was on the basis of treating HIV patients who had lost weight on their faces, because of the virus and the side effects of ...