Buy Sculptra to help correct some of the deep wrinkles and folds on your patients. This product is an injectable filler designed for soft tissue which was developed by leveraging poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA. It is a non-toxic and biodegradable solution that is able to correct multiple signs of aging.
What makes a good candidate?
The patients that will benefit the most from Sculptra are those who have clearly extreme signs of aging like very deep hollows, folds, and wrinkles. Patients with lighter symptoms might be better off making use of other products in the line.
Areas Treated with Sculptra
This product targets various areas with wrinkles and adds volume to smoothen out the folds and wrinkles. These areas and symptoms include:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
How does Sculptra work?
According to research, collagen production is the skin diminishes by 1% starting after age 20. As collagen is one of, if not the most, essential compound when it comes to overall skin health and elasticity, a lot of patients will need some help to take care of their skin as they get older, especially considering there are also a multitude of external factors that affect the skin, like lifestyle and overexposure to the elements. Even elastin and hyaluronic acid production slows down, which is a big contributor to deep folds and wrinkles.
Sculptra aims to reverse the damage caused by this by introducing a solution into the skin which is able to effectively stimulate the collagen production in the skin. The PLLA found in this solution actually boosts the fibroblasts, thereby also boosting production of collagen. The use of the product results in the face looking fuller and healthier, leading to wrinkles decreasing or outright disappearing after injection.
Only licensed medical professionals should be allowed to apply Sculptra on patients. Remove the cap from the vial and disinfect the topper. Use a sterile syringe and an 18G needle and draw 5ml of sterile water into the syringe. After, deposit the water into the dry powder and let it mix by itself without shaking for at least 2 hours. Make sure to agitate the mixture just before injection until a homogenous solution is acquired. Disinfect the topper again and inject into the deep dermis or subcutaneous layer, making use of the cross-hatch technique. After injection, apply ice to the area to reduce bruising and swelling. Massage the area thoroughly to ensure proper distribution. The patients should also massage the area for five minutes, five times a day. They should do this for at least 5 days.
How long does Sculptra last?
Actual duration of effects will also be dependent on the patient’s physiology and lifestyle, but generally speaking the product will show results for around 2 years. The full look gained after injection will go away after a few days, and the full efficacy for a few weeks, and a minimum of four weeks should be taken before reassessing the results to determine if follow-up sessions are needed.
This product is CE marked and has shown multiple times that it is safe to use on patients. It is also recommended certain patients should not use this product, including those who:
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have allergies to any of the product’s components
If the area of the skin being targeted shows signs of inflammation or infection also cannot be targeted with Sculptra.
Other Side Effects
Most of these are mild and will disappear within 1 week. If it persists, patients are recommended to immediately call the doctor.
Patients should avoid extreme temperatures after injection of Sculptra for at least a few days. Any treatments that could cause some active dermal responses should also be avoided.
Cost of Sculptra
On average, a package of this product will cost around $451 and contains two vials and four traceability labels.
Sculptra does amazing work and shows impressive results a few weeks after treatment. Despite it appearing relatively late, it also lasts for around 2 years after treatment, making it one of the longest lasting solutions for signs of aging out there.
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SCULPTRA™ 2 vials