Sculptra: A different filler
On August 3, 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sculptra (Dermik Laboratories, A Division of Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Berwyn, PA) as the first synthetic injectable medical device for the treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy. The lipodystrophy syndrome associated with HIV is defined by metabolic problems, central fat enlargement, and peripheral fat loss. Fat Loss might happened in different areas such as facial, extremity, and buttocks wasting.
Sculptra is a volumizer that lasts for 18 to 24 months. This is because the PLLA microparticles that make up Sculptra take a long time to break down, which is because they have irregular shapes and high molecular weight. The PLLA microparticles that were implanted stay in the body and act as a stimulant for the growth of fibroblasts and the formation of collagen. This injection activates fibroblasts to make more collagen
Sculptra is 3D Filler
If you want to fill in lines, you can’t use Sculptra. For most people, Sculptra is best for adding volume to the middle and lower parts of the face. The injector should try to cover the lower two-thirds of the face as a group. When used as a 3-D filler, Sculptra moves soft tissue in a medial to lateral, upper, and anterior direction. The injector should add volume to areas that are concave and blend them into areas that are convex. This method allows the injector to create a uniform 3-D enhancement with smooth transitions between cosmetic units while still keeping the shape of the face. “Bloom of youth” refers to a full face that has been shaped.
A volumetric filler must be put in a place where it can do its job.
One would think that there would be less total volume or fewer injection sessions needed to get back to optimal enhancement. It is the best choice for Brazilian Butt lift BBL
Treat, wait and Assess
The PLLA microparticles can be implanted at the dermis–subcutaneous junction, in the superficial subcutaneous fat, or just above the periosteum (at the orbital rim, zygomatic arch, or temporal bone). They can then stimulate the growth of fibroblasts and collagen. However, the best place to put the implant is where the dermis meets the subcutaneous tissue.
Injectors use the mantra “Treat, Wait, and Assess” to guide them through a Sculptra series. PLLA’s depth, volume, and distribution are still important for both clinical and cosmetic success.
As the PLLA microparticles slowly break down, the stimulus for fibroblast and collagen production fades away. How a patient looks as a result of having PLLA would change over the course of 18 to 24 months. As the patient’s condition changes, he or she may need to get a new injection.
Sterile bacteriostatic H2O injection USP increases the shelf life to 1 month. Nonbacteriostatic H2O injection does not (shelf live 72 hours) Becton-Dickinson and Co. or Terumo Luer-Lok Lidocaine 1 percent or 2 percent with or without epinephrine, 3-mL or 1-mL B-D (Franklin Lakes, NJ) or Terumo Luer-Lok Lidocaine (Terumo Corp., Tokyo, Japan) syringes
0.5–in B-D, needles with a gauge of 25 or 26 are called B-D needles.
Needles with an 18-gauge B-D thread are called B-D needles.
Eyebrow or lip liner pencils and a sharpener are used to make them.
Packs of ice
Alcohol and chlorhexidine are used to prepare the surface.
In this case, the anesthetic is on the surface of the skin.
Adding 5 mL of sterile water injection (USP) 24 hours before you plan to inject the hydrogel will make it more uniform and homogenous. Allow the powder-cake to soak up the sterile water slowly over the night. Do not move it around. Add 1 mL of lidocaine 1 percent right before you inject it, slowly, with an 18-gauge needle. When lidocaine is added too quickly, it can make the hydrogel suspension hard to inject (i.e., clogging). To make it easier to get PLLA out of the vial, leave the 18-gauge needle in the vial. This will allow the pressure in the vial to match the pressure in the atmosphere and make it easier to fill syringes. Do not put air into the vial when you take out PLLA because this could also cause precipitation.
The next day, you can swirl or shake the water vigorously to get it moving again. Occasionally, there may be a case where overnight mixing did not happen. There are times when PLLA can be heated and held near the body (like in a pant pocket) to “melt” the particles together.
Juvederm is a gel-like substance that fills in the space under the skin to make it look fuller and more full. Juvederm does not stop your body from making collagen. Sculptra does not “fill in” the space under your skin. Instead, it works with your body to make your own collagen stronger.
Sculptra® usually needs at least three treatments, each about four weeks apart. It comes in vials, and the number of vials needed by each person is different. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser centre, we need to meet before we can start working on your skin. During that visit, we will do a facial or Body evaluation and figure out the best treatment plan. For a short time, your face may feel a little stingy and hot. Swelling and pain can be reduced with the use of ice packs. You should sleep on elevated pillows at night, and Dr. Kamal may prescribe an anti-swelling medication.
There is no longer any pain or stinging after about two days. It may take a few weeks to see all of the effects after that.
The Brazilian But lift backage that includes six vial of Sculptra is $4000
We recommend mixing Sculptra with PRP as it helps to speed up the results and give a better outcomes
Not at all. We mix the Sculptra with lidocaine and apply local freezing cream to make the treatment as pain-free and easy to do as possible.
Most probably, no. Sculptra is a cosmetic procedure. We will provide you with an official receipt, and you can try to submit to the insurance or claim it on your tax