Sculptra injections are a natural way to restore lost facial collagen. It contains poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, a substance that belongs to the alpha-hydroxy acid group. Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic polymer, and has been used for years in absorbable surgical sutures or stitches.
Description of Sculptra:
Sculptra functions as a facial filler either for cosmetic reasons or for medical purposes to restore and correct the signs of facial loss in patients including those diagnosed with HIV. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer. You can buy Sculptra in the form of Sculptra 367.5mg strength vials, which must be reconstituted before use by adding 5ml of sterile water for the injection, forming a sterile non-pyrogenic suspension.
Advantages of Sculptra:
- Sculptra is the only product that can be used to restore or correct lipoatrophy in HIV patients
- Sculptra stimulates the body to create additional collagen if it is injected over several weeks
- Sculptra is a safe and synthetic material, which does away with the need for a patient to undergo skin testing before treatment.
How Sculptra Works:
The micro-particles of Poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra is mixed with sterile water and then injected. It is then deposited under the skin, after which Sculptra breaks down and stimulates collagen production. The drug works by raising the volume of the depressed areas in the face gradually over a period of time. After 2 or 3 treatments that are separated by intervals of 4 or 6 weeks, patients will notice a natural and youthful difference in there skin.. The effects of Sculptra can last for as long as 2 years.
Safety & Precautionary Information:
There are a few precautions that need to be kept in mind when you buy Sculptra. These are:
- There is a risk of inflammatory reactions on the injected site if a patient undergoes any treatment that requires active dermal response after administering Sculptra. Examples of such treatment would include laser treatment and chemical peeling.
- The safety and efficacy of Sculptra has not been evaluated if it is given in large amounts in various frequencies in sites where signs of lipoatrophy are not present, or in sites where other dermal fillers were injected.
- The safety and efficacy of Scuptra has not been evaluated for use in the lips. Do not inject Sculptra into the red area, i.e. the vermillion of the lip.
- Sculptra is to be injected into the subcutaneous layer or the deep dermis. If it is injected superficially, it may result in side effects like papules and nodules.
- Papules and nodules may be formed if the Sculptra is injected in the peri-orbital area.
- Sculptra should not be mixed with other dermal fillers and injected into the face.
- Sculptra should only be administered by a medically trained professional to correct lipoatrophy in HIV patients after the professional is fully familiar with the patient’s history, the product, and the entire package insert.
Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid micro-particles, carboxymethylcellulose, sterile water for the injection, and non-pyrogenic mannitol.
Note that the product you receive may not be identical to the picture above