In time, your face loses its full, firm, youthful appearance. This is the result of a natural ageing process. In time, your skin is damaged, becomes thinner or loses its natural elasticity. As a result, it becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. Fat tissue, which also helps to fill out your face, is lost.
This reduction in skin volume can make your face look thin and narrow so that you may possibly look older than you are. Fortunately, Sculptra™ can help smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore the lost volume in a natural way.
Poly-L-lactic acid, the main ingredient of Sculptra, has been used successfully in surgical procedures for more than 25 years, among others for bioresorbable sutures. Sculptra has been specially developed to repair contour defects in the face.
About 150,000 patients have been treated since 1999 world-wide. Sculptra is long lasting, up to 2 years, it is biocompatible, biodegradable and due to being synthetically produced an allergy test is not necessary.
- Replacing lost volume caused by ageing.
- Deep folds and wrinkles
- Volume defects
- Contour enhancement
Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis and is mixed with local anaesthetic in order to minimise discomfort.
The number of treatments depends upon many different factors. Generally, several treatments can be necessary to obtain the required results.
Side Effects After Treatment
Side effects are usually injection related which include, bleeding, bruising, redness, pain and swelling, which resolve in 2-6 days. Occasionally small, invisible but palpable nodules may be felt which may be massaged away or injected.
Unlike surgical options Sculptra can provide gradual, natural-looking results through less traumatic treatment.
Results are not immediate and generally several treatments may be necessary to obtain the required results. However, in contrast to some other treatments, which require frequent refresher sessions, after the end of your Sculptra programme the results will last up to 2 years.