What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a long lasting, clinically-proven, non-invasive, stimulating injectable treatment that is designed to smooth out and soften lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume and contour the face in a natural way.
Sculptra is one of the most advanced cosmetic treatments for collagen stimulation, the treatment of scars and facial volumisation. The continuous evolution of aesthetic medicine has led to the development of this discreet and minimally invasive treatment, enabling patients to achieve a younger and fresher looking appearance without the requirement of surgery.
Sculptra is the ultimate treatment for patients who desire a subtle and gradual treatment, which is long-lasting. As the treatment is non-invasive and an injectable treatment which stimulates collagen, Sculptra is an effective and safe method to softening lines and deep wrinkles, creating facial volumisation and enhancing facial contours.
The science which underpins this advanced product supports the stimulation of a patient’s own collagen over a long period of time, thus differentiating from other traditional fillers. The natural- looking results last for up to 2-3 years.
Sculptra is able to be used safely to restore facial volumisation and fat which has been lost due to extrinsic and intrinsic ageing, in addition to treating scars. Typically, Sculptra is used to treat marionette lines, sagging jowls, and wrinkles on hands, wrinkles of décolletage and hollow cheeks/temples.
Sculptra is a treatment option for men and women of different ages, who wish to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, deep wrinkles, deep folds around the mouth and nose, facial asymmetry, facial scars, deep acne scars and loose skin.
In the 20s: Collagen production slows down and then becomes dormant.
This is an ideal time to start Sculptra to keep the collagen reserves active and for skin tightening.
In the 30s/ 40s: Sculptra is ideal for long lasting lines and wrinkle correction
It enhances cheek volume and stimulates collagen in a natural way.
In the 50s and onward: Sculptra is ideal to restore facial contours and volume and correct facial laxity and improve the jaw line and other areas.
Patients can achieve full face lifting without the need for aggressive surgery with the results lasting up to 2-3 years.
How does Sculptra work?
With time our skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance and becomes thinner and starts to wrinkle and fat tissue, which also helps to fill out our faces, is lost, causing skin to sag and wrinkle further. For some people, the loss of fat tissue and the reduction in skin volume can make their face look thin and narrow and due to this look tired and appear older than they actually are.
Sculptra stimulates the body’s own collagen production, thus eliminating lines and deep wrinkles, creating a youthful appearance with natural-looking results.
Sculptra is a biocompatible, resorbable injectable product composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It falls in the class of a stimulatory product that creates its effect through encouraging neo-callogenesis when injected. Sculptra is a synthetic polymer from the a-hydroxyl-acid family that is similar to absorbable suture material.
Sculptra works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered at our clinic. On average, two – four injection sessions are needed over a period of 2-8 weeks gap between each session. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
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