Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable implant of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) micro particles used to replace lost collagen in hollow areas of the face such as cheeks, eye sockets, wrinkles and folds. It can only be administered by board-certified dermatologists like Dr. Jean Chapman of LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and other physicians who have been trained by its maker, Valeant Aesthetics.
Treatment and Results
Dr. Chapman’s course of treatment consists of a series of injections over a few months’ time. When Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin, new collagen production is encouraged, which in turn restores the smooth suppleness of younger skin. Visible results from new collagen production take at least four weeks. The treatment will last up to two years in some people; however yearly maintenance treatments are recommended for continued collagen production.
Is it Safe?
Used for years in surgical products such as dissolvable sutures, it does not contain any human, animal or bacterial components and is gradually absorbed by your body. It was approved for use as a cosmetic fat restorative by the FDA in 2009.
Minor side effects are possible. These include:
Do not use the product if:
LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is located in Johns Creek, Georgia and serves the surrounding areas of Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Duluth, Cumming, Dawsonville, Canton and beyond. Dr. Chapman is a regular guest on NBC Channel 11’s live midday talk show Atlanta and Company. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and finished her residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Chapman is a current and active member of: