Madfes Dermatology & Aesthetics Group Spring 2023 letter.
Common Medical Skin Conditions
Pre & Post-Treatment Instructions
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Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe — absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches. When injected, it adds volume to larger areas of the face. Sculptra® is especially useful for patients with thin faces, or who have lost much of their cheek fat due to extreme fitness, genetics, medications, or other reasons. Sculptra® Aesthetic is suitable for: deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines, the lines framing your mouth (marionette lines) and chin wrinkles. It can also be used in the back of hands for aging, in the upper chest for deep lines, in areas of depressions, and for cosmetic correction of scars.
The Poly-L-lactic acid particles stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin, adding volume over time. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. The Poly-L-lactic acid particles stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin, adding volume over time.
Within the deep dermis, your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have been depleted over time. It requires multiple treatment sessions spaced 2-3 months apart. Improvement is gradual over 6 months but provides a more youthful looking appearance that can last more than two years.
You should not use Sculptra® Aesthetic if you are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. It should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area and should not be injected into the red area of the lip. Side effects may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching and swelling. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. After injections, patients are instructed to massage the area multiple times a day and for a few days.