Sculptra™ manufactured by Dermik, is Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA has been safely used in orthopedics since the mid-nineties and has been used in Europe since 1999 for cosmetic correction of scars and wrinkles.
Minimizes skin wrinkles, depressions, and facial lipoatrophy.
SculptraTM is used for restoring volume and improving facial contours. Sculptra works differently from other injectable products such as botox, collagen and restylane injections. With Sculptra, tiny particles of PLA are diluted in a suspension of sterile water, carefully implanted in the skin, and then molded for optimal results. The particles of PLA stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin, adding volume over time. Sculptra may require a series of tow to three treatments every four to six weeks. Improvement in contour occurs gradually over two to six months. There is no downtime with Sculptra treatments. Temporary bruising and swelling may occur and typically resolve over a few days. Sculptra can be used with Botox , PhotoFacial, and soft face Lift procedures and in people who have had facelifts and need a restoration of facial volume. Sculptra can also be used in the back of hands for ageing, the upper chest for deep lines and areas of depressions that may occur after liposuction Proper use of Scultpra produces a more youthful, pleasing facial contour in people with facial ageing, wrinkling and loss of facial fat.