What is Sculptra®
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid implant in the form of a sterile non-pyrogenic suspension, which is reconstituted from a sterile dry powder by the addition of sterile water for injection (Ph.Eur.). This suspension contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid, the crystalline form of polylactic acid,. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer from the alpha hydroxy acid family. Sculptra is suitable for increasing the volume of depressed areas, particularly to correct skin depressions, such as skin creases, wrinkles, folds, scars, and for skin aging. Sculptra is also suitable for large volume corrections of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy).
What does this product come with?
2 vials Package insert
What are the benefits of this product?
Sculptra gives visible, yet subtle results by filling wrinkles and restoring lost volume to the face. In addition, Sculptra is able to revitalize collagen production at the implant site, treating the underlying causes of facial aging. This is a mechanism that is not present in hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. All in all, Sculptra aesthetic is a less invasive alternative to plastic surgery that can give your patients fuller, smoother, more sculpted skin.
How does this product work?
Sculptra, formerly known as NewFill®, is an injectable dermal filler made from microparticle beads of poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra adds volume, and over time as Sculptra breaks down it is replaced by collagen, adding structure to your patient’s skin. This keeps your patient’s skin firmer, tighter and more elastic for a smooth and full look.
What are the ingredients?
Poly-L-lactic acid (150mg) Sodium carboxymethylcellulose (90mg) Non-pyrogenic mannitol (127.5mg).
How to inject/administer this product
The depth of injection and quantity of Sculptra used depend on the area to be treated and the result expected. In general, Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis or subcutaneous layer with a 26G needle. A more detailed instruction on how to reconstitute the product is included in the package insert. Sculptra should only be used by health-care providers with expertise in the correction of volume defects after fully familiarizing themselves with the product, the product education materials and its complete instruction leaflet.
When should I use this product?
You can use Sculptra to correct deep wrinkles in aging patients, smooth out severe lines such as nasolabial folds, which are the lines between your patient’s nose and their mouth, and sculpt facial features into an ideal shape.
What areas can I treat with this product?
Use Sculptra to treat the middle (e.g. temples) to lower face (e.g. mandibular line) and chin areas.
How long do results last?
Sculptra is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market. Most patients who have 3 initial Sculptra cosmetic treatments about 3 weeks apart will continue to enjoy the results of their Sculptra aesthetic treatments for up to 2 years or even longer. This means your patients may not come in for their next Sculptra aesthetic treatment for 2 years, and they will be pleased with the results as they maintain their smooth, full, younger-looking skin for longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is an ideal candidate for this product?
Sculptra was originally developed to treat lipoatrophy, which is the loss of facial fat, in patients who were infected with HIV. Sculptra can help correct the appearance of hollow cheeks, sunken eyes and other hollow areas that are distinctive of HIV patients. However, Sculptra can also help other patients who want anti-aging and other cosmetic improvements. Patients should be above the age of 18 and not have a hypersensitivity towards any of the constituents of the product. The safety and effectiveness of this product has not been established during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females or in children under 18.
Why should I purchase this product?
Sculptra is the longest-lasting dermal filler and one of the most trusted names for dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons worldwide. Your patients will enjoy the long-lasting results from their Sculptra aesthetic treatments as their skin looks younger, smoother and more radiant for up to 2 years. Give your patients the long-lasting results they want when you order Sculptra from Medica Depot today.
Are there any side effects?
Like any dermal filler injection, Sculptra could cause mild and temporary side effects at the injection site, such as pain, itching, a hot sensation, swelling, redness and bruising. Patients may also develop granulomas, small lumps under their skin, which may or may not be permanent. However, your patients should be able to return to their normal activities immediately following their Sculptra cosmetic treatment.