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Sculptra® Aesthetic

Age doesn’t have to look the way it used to. It’s more subtle. More gradual. Shouldn’t your anti-age be just as subtle?

Introducing Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid). Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic, an average of 3 injection sessions over a few months, can last up to 2 years1. Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Welcome to the new age of anti-age.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid (a synthetic material that has been used safely for decades in resorbable stitches and as an injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries. It is biocompatible and biodegradable. Poly-L-lactic acid is the main ingredient in Sculptra Aesthetic), which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds in clinical trials.

Treatment considerations for Sculptra® Aesthetic:

  • Not for use in the lips.
  • Not recommended for use in the periorbital area.
  • Safety and effectiveness have not been evaluated in areas other than the nasolabial wrinkles and folds in clinical trials.

INTENDED USE / INDICATIONS
Sculptra® Aesthetic is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems as one-time treatment regimen of up to 4 injection sessions that are scheduled about 3 weeks apart for correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate. Sculptra Aesthetic may provide cosmetic correction of facial wrinkles with a Wrinkle Assessment Score of 2, 3, or 4 as shown in the photos in Figure 2 of the full Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information
Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.

Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.

Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained physician. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.

Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area.

The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.

Sculptra Aesthetic is available only through a licensed practitioner.

References:
1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25226006

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