Sculptra®, is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which is an FDA-approved filler used for the treatment of facial fat loss (famously named as lipoatrophy). This treatment was originally used on HIV patients, for correction of the signs of facial fat loss in face. Sculptra later was approved by the FDA for non-HIV patients for wrinkles and volume loss treatments. This treatment stimulates the natural collagen to grow gradually to replace the fat and volume loss. It takes about 1 to 1.5 months until the outcome becomes more visible.
The treatment requires a series of injections at different levels of thickness to target multiple layers of underskin area. Usually after about three treatments, the area will look fuller and the fine wrinkles tend to become softer. However, the best improvements happens about six weeks after initial treatment and this will continue with each treatment. As the Sculptra® stimulates the collagen to re-grow, the volume replacement will have a natural improvement. The result of this treatment will last up to 2 years. Sculptra is famous for its natural looking result.
This course has 4 parts:
Part 1: online materials (see the lessons)
Students will watch webinars and online training materials.
Part 2: Hands on training
In this part, the students will be involved in treatments of the patients with Sculptra®. They review the assessment, indications and injection techniques with the instructor while practicing on multiple patients. During this session, the following outline will be reviewed on each patient:
- Anatomy review
- Patient’s evaluation and individualized treatment plan for each patient
- Injection techniques based on recommendations of the company
- Complications and their managements
- Live demonstration and injection practice under supervision
Students will attend a 3-hours training session (small class) with live demonstrations and hands-on training
CBAM will provide models.
Part 3: Hans on practice
Students must bring 2 models. They will assess and inject the models under high supervision of an expert instructor.
Part 4: Online exam
Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after successfully passing all parts and the online exam. They will be entitled to use the title of Certified in Facial Sculptra therapy.