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03-01-10 | Posted by

If gradual, subtle rejuvenating results are what you seek, Sculptra Aesthetic has a lot to offer.

Sculptra is not just another wrinkle filler; but it is different concept entirely. It is a tissue stimulator that works over time to create new collagen formation and thus, firmer, younger looking skin and restored contours.

Study results  just published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology showed that treatment with Sculptra®Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) was significantly more effective than a human-derived collagen treatment CosmoPlast® in correcting shallow to deep nasolabial fold wrinkles (also called smile lines). The study demonstrated that the effects of correcting nose -to-mouth lines with SculptraAesthetic can last up to 25 months – 2 years and counting!

“This study established that SculptraAesthetic offers significant improvements in correcting nasolabial folds, which are considered one of the signs of facial aging,” said Dr. Gary Monheit, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama Medical Center, “We found that the treatment works gradually to replace lost collagen due to aging, resulting in a more natural-looking appearance that can last up to two years.”

Following the comparative treatment phase of the trial, patients treated with SculptraAesthetic were evaluated for an additional 12 months during a long-term surveillance phase to collect further data. These patients were scheduled to return for follow-up visits 19 and 25 months after their final treatment during the study.

Important Safety Information:

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. Sculptra Aesthetic 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. Use in the skin near the eyes is not recommended. Side effects of Sculptra Aesthetic 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. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported. In a key clinical study the numbers of small and larger lumps were low and most resolved without treatment.

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