Sculptra is a sterile suspension of Poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy acid family (fruit acids). Poly-L-lactic acid has been used medically for many years in dissolvable
stitches, and does not require pre-treatment skin testing for allergies.
Sculptra requires the injection into the skin and underlying tissues of Poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is designed to help correct skin depression, such as creases, wrinkles, folds, scars, hollow eye rings, skin aging, cellulite, and facial lipo-atrophy (loss of fat).
Sculptra has been used since 1999 in more than 150,000 patients in more than 30 countries primarily for cosmetic use. In the US, Sculptra is FDA approved for aesthetic and reconstructive use.
It is important that you have completed a Client Information and Medical History form and have advised us of any health problems and/or allergies. In the event you experience any adverse reactions to Sculptra, you should immediately contact
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Risks and Discomforts:
You have been informed on some of the features, benefits, and possible risks involved with Sculptra and have had your questions answered to your satisfaction. Some possible risks include:
After injection(s) some common injection related reactions may occur—swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site.
Edema that may be noticeable for several hours up to several days.
Induration, a feeling of fullness or thickness, may be felt at injection site. Your provider may discuss massage for this.
Micro-nodules or small bumps may occur.
Rarely an abscess, allergic reaction, skin hypertrophy, and/or atrophy, malaise, fatigue, and edema may occur.
Any injection carries a risk of infection.