a bio-stimulating injectable treatment for facial rejuvenation
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Sculptra is a PLLA (Poly-L Lactic Acid) Dermal Bio-stimulator
Sculptra micro-particles are injected in skin areas to gradually restore a natural, more youthful appearance
Guests typically receive 3 treatments spaced one month apart
Guests typically receive 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
Maximum visible results may be achieved several weeks after last treatment
What is SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is a synthetic PLLA (Poly-L Lactic Acid) micro-particulant used for bio-stimulation to restore facial volume and rejuvenate the facial appearance over time in the faces of adults. FDA-approved in 2004, Sculptra has been used medically for many years.
Sculptra is most commonly used for the nasolabial folds, aka ‘smile lines’. Other areas that can see great improvement from Sculptra treatments are:
Marionette lines (laugh-lines)
Other parts of the body
Not your typical filler, Sculptra is a biocompatible, biodegradable, and nonimmunogenic derivative of the alpha-hydroxy-acid family. The size and the slow degradation kinetics of PLLA microparticles act as a stimulus for collagen production, providing lasting volume enhancement in patients with facial volume loss.
Fun fact: Sculptra was first intended for use for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in patients with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
Who is a great candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is best for those with facial volume loss due to aging or otherwise who are looking to improve the look and appearance of their skin naturally over time as it is not an immediate gratification-type of injectable.
What is the treatment process?
Treatment is done in office by our cosmetic nurse injector. After photo-documenting the treatment area, she will mix the Sculptra powder-like material with sterile water and lidocain (to ensure a comfortable treatment). The Sculptra watery solution is is then injected into the treatment areas.
Please notice: While guests may achieve immediate visible improvement in their facial aesthetics, the water of the Sculptra solution will be reabsorbed by the body in the next few days, and it may appear as if the results have diminished. Then, after 3-4 weeks the Sculptra begins to plump and firm the treatment areas diminshing fine lines, wrinkles, folds and restoring facial volume (lost during the aging process). Treatment is typically optimally completed after the 3rd injectable treatment and results continue to improve over time.
Over time, the PLLA Sculptra particulants are also bio-degraded, dissolved. What is left behind is just beautiful radiant plump skin. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years or more. The FDA clinical trials ended at two years. It is shown at that time that the majority of the trial participants were pleased with Sculptra's lasting results.
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Select this appointment type to be evaluated and determine if and which type of series you should recieve.
SCULPTRA 3 Treatments/4 vials total (2-1-1) $3600 now $3,060 (save $540 now!)
Select this treatment package for overall facial rejuvenation to treat mild to moderate facial volume loss. Series is completed in three 45 min sessions spaced 1 month apart. The first session includes two vials of Sculptra. After 4 weeks at least, the second session will include one vial of Sculptra. After another 4 weeks, the third treatment session includes one additional vial of Sculptra.
SCULPTRA 3 Treatments/6 vials total (2-2-2) $5,400 now $4,400 (save $1000 now!)
Select this treatment package for overall facial rejuvenation to treat moderate to significant signs of facial aging and facial volume loss. Series is completed in three 45 min sessions spaced 1 month apart. The first session includes two vials of Sculptra. After 4 weeks at least, the second session will include two more vials of Sculptra. After another 4 weeks, the third treatment session includes two more vials of Sculptra.
SCULPTRA 1 Vial price $900 now $800 (save $100 now)
In some cases, if you've already had Sculptra before, you may only need a single vial as a maintenance treatment or to achieve optimal results. We have this option for you.
Restore your natural skin appearance with Sculptra.
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SCULPTRA FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra is an injectable treatment to restore facial volume due to fat loss and aging in adult persons. It is made of dried PLLA (Poly-L Lactic Acid) micro-particles and mixed with sterile water prior to injecting it in the dermal layer of the skin. The Sculptra micro-particles work as bio-stimulators to help create collagen fibers and fibroblasts in the skin which restores a youthful, more plump skin appearance. Scuptra is FDA-approved for safety.
Is Sculptra Aesthetic a filler?
Well, yes and no. Sculptra is made of Poly-L Lactic Acid micro-particles. When it is prepared it is very watery and is injected that way into the dermal skin layer. Unlike hyaluronic acid gel fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane products), it does not plump the skin due to the gel-like substance literally "filling in the volume" of the skin. Instead, it is a bio-stimulator. Over time the tiny micro-particles induce fibroblasts and collagen band production inthe area of treatment. This causes the skin to firm and plump and restore natural-looking and longer-lasting volume.
How is Sculptra® given and what does it feel like?
Sculptra is a powder-like solution of PLLA (Poly-L Lactic Acid) particles. It comes dry in a product vial. Your nurse will mix the Sculptra particles with sterile water and lidocain (to make sure you're comfortable during the treatment). Then she uses a small needle to inject the water-like solution into the dermal layer of your skin. Afterwards, a massage is performed on the skin to even the product distribution.
You should not receive Sculptra if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or have an active infection in the treatment area.
See Important Sculptra Safety Information below.
How many Sculptra treatments will I receive?
If you and your aesthetic nurse determines that Sculptra is right for you, she will help you decide on one of two packages for you (the treatment series of 2 vials, 1 vial, 1 vial or the treatment series 2 vials, 2 vials, 2 vials - each treatment spaced 1 month apart).
Please note: While visible results are usually seen immediately following Sculptra injections, the water in the Sculptra solution will be re-absorbed by the body int he next few days and it may seem like your treatment didn't work! However, this is expected. The Sculptra product works over the next few weeks by inducing production of fibroblasts and collagen ibers in the dermal skin layer to smooth and rejuvenate your skin. Upon your second and third treatment the results will build upon each to achieve an overall natural restoration of youthful skin over time.
Are there any side effects of Sculptra?
The most common side effects of Sculptra include: injection site bruising, swelling, soreness. While every person is different, these side effects are typically resolved in the next few days to a week. These are not all the possible side effects of Sculptra. See Sculptra safety Information below.
How is Sculptra priced and how much does Sculptra cost?
At Glosshouz, we price Sculptra by the package of 3 treatment sessions as this is what is shown you will need to achieve optimal results. During clinical trials of Sculptra, patients received three treatment sessions of 2 vials each spaced 4 weeks apart.
Currently we offer two Sculptra treatment packages which are each comprised of a series of three treatment session as follows:
1) A three treatment series package for 4 vials total (2 vials are applied in the first treatment session, 1 vial is applied one month later, and 1 vial is applied in the last treatment session).
2) A three treatment series package for 6 vials total (applied a month apart as 2 vials, 2 vials, 2 vials).
During a consult or a first appointment, your nurse can assess your skin and help you decide.
To see current pricing on Sculptra, please see our Sculptra Pricing here.
Important safety information about Sculptra Aesthetic
Sculptra should not be used in patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies. Sculptra should not be used in patients with known history of or susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Sculptra reconstituted with lidocaine hydrochloride (lidocaine) should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to lidocaine or other amide type local anesthetics.
Serious adverse events have rarely been reported. The most commonly reported serious adverse events for Sculptra include papule/nodule, swelling/edema, pain, granuloma, symptoms of visual disturbance, infection/abscess, mass/induration, paresthesia and facial nerve paralysis, erythema, inflammation, bruising/hematoma, discoloration, scaring/atrophy, hypersensitivity, pruritus, rash,muscle disorders, ischemia/necrosis, urticaria and blisters.
Injection site nodules, though not common, have been observed occurring several months post-injection. Such nodules were occasionally associated with inflammation or discoloration, with time to onset ranging from 1-2 months to 14 months post-last injection. In some cases, the nodules were reported to resolve spontaneously or following treatment with, e.g. intralesional corticosteroids, others were described with a prolonged duration of up to 2 years.
While some events were reported as granuloma, only a few cases were confirmed by biopsy. Treatment ranged from subcision or intralesional corticosteroid with subsequent improvement, to surgical extraction. Of the few granuloma cases that required hospitalization, these were associated with infraorbital use or injection in the lip vermilion.
Vascular compromise may occur due to an inadvertent intravascular injection or as a result of vascular compression associated with implantation of any injectable product. This may manifest as blanching, discoloration, necrosis or ulceration at the implant site or in the area supplied by the blood vessels affected; or rarely as ischemic events in other organs due to embolization. Isolated rare cases of ischemic events affecting the eye leading to visual loss, and the brain resulting in cerebral infarction, following facial aesthetic treatments have been reported. Visual disturbances including blindness have been reported following injection of Sculptra into the temple area, periorbital areas,
and/or cheek. Events requiring medical intervention, and events which did not resolve or where resolution information is not available were reported.
Serious edema was reported in association with erythema, pain, and heat sensation. The symptoms were mostly temporary, and with no significant impact on the quality of daily life reported.
Treatment included corticosteroids, antihistamines and/or anti-inflammatories. Recovery occurred within 7-10 days without sequelae.
Serious erythema, serious pain, and serious pruritus reported with bruising and heat sensation, were reported within 24 hours post-injection. Treatment included corticosteroids, antihistamines and/or anti-inflammatories. Events resolved within 7-10 days post-injection without sequelae and with no significant impact on daily life.
Serious hypersensitivity reactions were reported mainly in association with facial swelling and Quincke’s edema, with symptoms appearing from 1 day to 1-week post-injection. Patients recovered without sequelae after treatment with intravenous corticosteroids and antihistamines.
Serious infections such as subcutaneous abscesses, cellulitis, folliculitis, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the injection site, were reported. Time to onset of event ranged from 1 day to 1 week. Of these cases a few required hospitalization with administration of intravenous antibiotics. All patients recovered or were recovering at the last contact.
Adverse reactions should be reported to Galderma Laboratories, L.P. at 1-855-425-8722.