Atopic Dermatitis is a common type of eczema experienced by 20-30% of people at some point during their lives. Often it is first noticed during the first few years of life and may appear as red patches on the face, in an infant, on the inside of the arms and backs of the knees in older children, or as hand dermatitis in an adult. Some more severely affected individuals may have widespread involvement of the skin and eye problems. The inflamed patches of skin can be extremely itchy and may cause difficulty sleeping. Self-inflicted injuries to the skin can occur due to intense scratching and can lead to bacterial skin infections. Viral skin infections may also be seen in the form of increased susceptibility to warts or molluscum contagiosum.
The common skin condition Psoriasis (often referred to as the “Heartbreak of Psoriasis”) is more than just a skin disease. Psoriasis was once believed to be a disease limited to the skin that had red and scaly plaques present anywhere on the skin, hair, or nails. Apart from the external skin symptoms and potential embarrassment the symptoms may cause, this disease may signal an increase in total body inflammation. As a result, people that have psoriasis are at an increased risk for things such as heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and obesity.
Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used safely for decades in dissolvable stitches and as a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries.
Sculptra Aesthetic gradually replaces lost collagen
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.