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Is Sculptra a Dermal Filler?

Sculptra has gained recognition worldwide for its ability to restore youthful appearance and enhance facial appearance. However, there’s often confusion about whether Sculptra is considered a dermal filler. 

What is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal filler is a gel-like substance injected beneath the skin where the main ingredient is Hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body. It offers Immediate results by filling targeted areas like under-eyes, nose, and lips.


  • Immediate volume restoration (e.g. cheeks, lips, tear trough)
  • Facial contouring (defined nose bridge, jawline, etc)
  • Plump up thin lips
  • Reduce dark eye circles
  • Results last up to 1 year

Is Sculptra a Dermal Filler?

Sculptra is a type of dermal filler but it is different from traditional HA dermal filler. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid(PLLA) filler that stimulates our own natural collagen production to treat signs of aging and slow down skin’s aging for up to 2 years.

How Does Sculptra Differ?

  • Stimulate natural collagen production
  • Restore volume to cheeks, temples, jawline
  • Wrinkle smoothing
  • Improve skin texture
  • Gradual results as it take weeks to months to appear
  • Natural results
  • Lasts up to 2 years

Learn more about the benefits of Sculptra treatment from our expert doctors at GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, who are Master Injectors, boasting 16 years of experience and over 40,000 filler procedures (as of 2024). Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

What are the other Anti-Aging treatments we offer?

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