A studyin the PRS Journal examining the results of the poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler known as Sculptra Aesthetic was published a few years ago. The multi-center study looked specifically at Sculptra’s treatment of the nasolabial folds, the lines that travel from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Doctors followed 233 people for 25 months during their treatments with either Sculptra or, for comparison, injectable human collagen (hyaluronic acid was not approved yet when this study was designed).
Among the group treated with Sculptra, a total of 106 out of 116 continued their treatments and remained in the study’s “long-term surveillance phase.” Their results indicate that Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is superior to human collagen for treatment of nasolabial folds
The Sculptra group also saw results that endured much longer. At week three, more than 99 percent of them reported “overall aesthetic improvement” in their nasolabial folds. Those results (patient evaluations) were maintained for 90 percent of the patients at 13 months, and 81 percent of the patients at the 25-month follow-up visit.
To set up an appointment with board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman at her Pennington office, contact us today. You’ll be able to learn more about Sculptra and what it can do for you.