As a synthetic compound, Sculptra is injected into the body where it progressively thickens the skin. The fat is replaced by volume so that the loss of fat is no longer noticeable. Since Sculptra is composed entirely of poly-L-lactic acid which is a synthetic material no skin test is required for use in patients. The elimination of the testing process ensures Sculptra as a more efficient form of treatment. Used internationally since 1999, Sculptra has helped an estimated 150,000 patients in over 30 countries. The treatment became widespread due to its consistent and lasting results. In May 2002 Dermik Laboratories, a United States company, acquired Sculptra and since then it has become a popular method for treating Lipoatrophy in this country. The FDA approved Sculptra in the United States on August 3, 2004.Request a Consultation
Richard Burgmeier, MD, founded Perfect Skin Laser Center in February 2000. He has been featured on channel 10, channel 3, channel 5 and CLOSE UP TV news. He strives to provide you with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology. He was one of the first doctors in Arizona to offer Thermage, Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Photodynamic Rejuvenation with Levulan, Intracel RF, Sculptra, Voluma, Volbella, and Kybella. He is a certified Y-Lift provider and an Allergan instructor. He has trained doctors across the country on his expert injection techniques.