What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen, for results that can last up to 2 years. It is made of very small particles of a synthetic polymer named “poly-L-lactic acid” (PLLA), carboxymethylcellulose (USP), non-pyrogenic mannitol (USP) and sterile water for injection (USP). While the time needed for SCULPTRA to resorb in humans is not known, in rabbits, particles were visible at over one year after injection.
WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM TREATMENT WITH SCULPTRA?
SCULPTRA is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems. SCULPTRA is injected in or under the facial skin through a small needle. SCULPTRA may be used for:
- correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.
- correction of fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek region.
- Treatment of acne scars
A treatment regimen of SCULPTRA consists of up to 4 injection sessions scheduled 3-4 weeks apart.Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, which helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.
Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.
As the Sculptra PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.
Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra may stimulate collagen growth which helps to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds over time. SCULPTRA WORKS WITH YOUR BODY TO HELP REBUILD LOST COLLAGEN!
Sculptra addresses an underlying cause of aging, which is loss of collagen.
Results appear gradually and can last up to 2 year. Treatment regimen is usually 3 sessions in a span of 3-4 months. Individual results and number of sessions may vary.
How does Sculptra work?
Which Areas Does Sculptra Treat?
Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra is clinically approved for:
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”
- Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Acne scars
How Many Treatments Are Required?
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your specialist.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Sculptra is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last up to two years.* Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.
How Soon After Treatment Can I Wear Makeup?
If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment. Be sure to consult your doctor after treatment.
Is Sculptra Safe? What Are the Side Effects?
Sculptra is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Since Sculptra does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.
Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.
The types and duration of side effects may vary. If you are experiencing side effects, talk to your doctor.