As our face ages, it gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and fat. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin; elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles; hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin and fat provides a support structure under the skin that gives volume, shape and youthful fullness to the face. As the fat layer lessens with age, our face begins to deflate and fall or look hollow and aged.
Sculptra helps to restore the youthful fullness to the face by rebuilding volume in the fat layer of the face, under the skin. It can be used to treat hollowness under the eyes and under the corners of the mouth as well as to rebuild and lift the cheek and jawline areas which is why it is often referred to as the "liquid face lift."