Sculptra is not a volume therapy. Sculptra activates the skin. Through targeted injections deep into the dermis or into the subcutaneous layer of the skin, small wrinkles and smaller volume deficits are filled. What is unique, however, is its effect as a biostimulator, which counteracts skin aging over time. Sculptra stimulates fibroblasts and collagen neogenesis. Collagen is a fiber protein found in the deeper layer of the skin that gives the skin structure. At the same time, the function of elastin and hyaluronic acid is supported. The structures weakened by the aging process are repaired in this way. After only 3 months, the skin's collagen content increases by 66.5% (scientifically proven). This new collagen formation restores the natural firmness, quality and elasticity of the skin.
For female and male patients with the beginnings of a loss of elasticity of the facial skin. Especially with "stressed" skin caused by sun damage, intensive smoking, with "mature" skin due to hormone loss and due to the normal aging process.
Sculptra is used in particular in facial areas including the temples and in neck area. This treatment primarily creates the structural basis for restoring a younger look.
Sculptra can also be combined excellently with a botulinum toxin treatment for the frown lines, forehead and eye area in order to achieve a holistic result. The same applies to hyaluronic acid volume therapy for freshening up the nasolabial folds and the midface. However, the hyaluronic acid injections are preferably separated in time from the Sculptra treatment. The first good results of Sculptra therapy can be seen after 9 weeks with gradual improvement over 1 year after treatment.
Source: Galderma Sculptra Flashcard
Within a few days of the injection, the water and other components (CMC, Mannitol) are absorbed into the body while the Sculptra particles (Poly-L-Lactic Acid, PLLA) stay in place.
PLLA is a biodegradable collagen stimulator that is naturally metabolized in the human body after injection. PLLA is a unique active ingredient that is responsible for the bio-stimulating effect of the skin.
The treatment takes about 30 minutes including a 5-minute massage with a high-quality serum. A total of 3 treatments with an interval of 3-4 weeks are necessary. Another injection is required after 2 years.
You can go back to work and socialize right after the procedure.
The patient must massage his / her face 5 times a day for 5 minutes for 2 weeks. Massage all injected areas well to avoid nodules.
The most common side effects include bruising, slight swelling at the injection site, redness, slight sensitivity, itching, and small nodules.
FDA approved more than 10 years ago (2009) as the only PLLA injection product for aesthetic use in the USA.
CHF 1000 per treatment or CHF 3000 for the entire treatment.