Sculptra® is an anti aging product developed and marketed by Galderma, a world leader in injectable skin rejuvenation treatments.
Sculptra is a polylactic acid-based injectable revitalizer that helps the body reactivate collagen production so that a more youthful appearance can be achieved.
In fact, it is estimated that during adulthood you lose about 1 percent of your collagen each year, so by the time you reach age 50 you have already suffered a 30 percent loss of collagen. This is an interesting finding from the perspective of skin aging because it is a key substance, as it gives structural support to the functions performed by elastin and hyaluronic acid in maintaining hydration and elasticity.
The goal of Sculptra® is therefore to act on precisely this loss of collagen and the root causes of wrinkle formation and skin depletion, ensuring that the skin can regain the firmness and fullness lost over the years. To achieve this effect, Sculptra® does not act topically, but penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis to restore volume and plumpness as the polylactic acid microparticles are absorbed.
Biostimulant treatment with Sculptra® is generally performed in 3 sessions over the course of 3 to 4 months, and the results obtained, although temporary, can last a long time. In fact, depending on the patient, they can last up to 2 years.
How does it work?
SCULPTRA is injected into the deep dermis or at the level of the periosteum* where it stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen. Immediately after injection, a volumetric increase is observed due to the liquid used to reconstitute the vial of SCULPTRA. This increase in volume is expected to disappear in a few days as the fluid is reabsorbed.
Ideal areas for the use of this innovative and FDA-approved filler are:
the malar zone,
the eyebrows-near the ‘orbit, in contact with the bone,
the cheeks-pre-auricular area, reflux maneuver is necessary because of the temporal artery,
The chin area along the mandibular border,
The temples – vessels, temporal arteries,
the lacrimal trough-do not inject into the orbicular area,
naso-labial folds-arterial and pyriform vasculature, reflux maneuver required, inject slowly,
The pre-auricular area-presence of parotid gland.
Sculptra: Implantation Technique
Sculptra is injected into the subcutaneous tissue or deep dermis with a fine needle. A small amount of anesthetic is associated with the product so as to reduce the discomfort of infiltration.
The benefits of SCULPTRA
1- Redefines the volumes of the face
2- Provides a three-dimensional effect with just one product
3- Deep tissue regeneration by stimulating collagenproduction
4- Results that last beyond 25 months
5- Gradual and natural rejuvenation