What is Sculptra?
Sculptra® - designed to help alleviate unwanted lines and wrinkles, leaving your face feeling both smoother and firmer as well as younger-looking. It is based on Poly-L-actic acid which, when injected into a line or wrinkle, not only fills out the area but also starts to stimulate natural production of new collagen. So, in addition to minimising the wrinkle, you also benefit from a continued natural restructuring process for months after completion of your treatment. A series of treatments is recommended over a 18-week period. Results are visible usually after 2 sessions but 3 sessions are recommended for best effect. The results can last up to 2 years.
Does the treatment hurt?
Sculptra® is injected after the skin has been anaesthetised with a topical anaesthetic cream. It is also diluted with an anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. You may experience a slight burning sensation at the injection sites but this does not last long.
What should I do after a treatment?
You will be advised to massage the treated areas several times a day for a minimum of a week following your treatment.
When will I see the results of the treatment?
You will see an immediate improvement in your looks following treatment with Sculptra® as the liquids that the Sculptra® are mixed in will temporarily volumise the skin. However, this will only last a few days and then the true benefits of the treatment will gradually show over the following few weeks. Sculptra® continues to stimulate new collagen growth for up to about 9 months after each treatment.
A course of 1 to 3 treatments over a period of about 3-4 months may be required to achieve the facial benefits desired. The length of treatment will depend on the age of the patient, number of wrinkles present and the visible volume/collagen loss of the face.
Are there any side-effects from Sculptra®?
After the treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, itching, and bruising at the injection site. You'll be advised to massage the treated area regularly for up to a week to diminish the risk of developing small nodules, or lumps, under the skin.