Type to search

Cosmetic Surgery: Poly-l-Lactic Acid (Sculptra Aesthetic)


Targets: Areas that have lost collagen, a protein in fibrous tissues that give skin elasticity and strength. Sculptra helps fill in deep folds or wrinkles. “It’s similar to a fat transfer without the need to harvest the fat,” says Dr. Ian Lonergan, who has a Wilmington practice.

Procedure: The doctor injects the product into the area. You’ll likely need more than one treatment. 

Time: Generally, you can get in and out in under an hour. 

Recovery: You may have some bruising or swelling. As the body generates new collagen, you’ll gradually see results, which can last up to two years. 

» Return to the Cosmetic Feature.
» R​eturn to the January 2013 issue. 

Get the Delaware Today Best Restaurants Guide for FREE!

Keep a pulse on local food, art, and entertainment content when you join our Delaware Today newsletter.

No thank you
Delaware best restaurants