Over time, our skin loses collagen and fat, reducing its full, firm, youthful appearance. It becomes loose and starts to wrinkle.
This reduction in skin volume can make cheeks appear sunken and form jowls. This can make us look older than we are. Injectable Sculptra™ can help regain a firm texture by restoring skin volume.
Sculptra™ is particularly suited to treating the lower face, where it differs from conventional line fillers in that it is more of a lifting, volumising treatment. Without surgery, we can reduce sagging skin and wrinkles by restoring facial contours.
Sculptra™ is Poly-L-Lactic acid. It is a synthetic and biodegradable material, which has been used in other areas of medicine eg. dissolving sutures for 25 years. It can be useful in the treatment of skin folds, under eye circles, and scars. Treatment of the jowl area is also possible and addresses an area previously only successfully treated by surgery.
How long will it last?
Sculptra™ is long-lasting. It causes collagen to be laid down in the deeper layers of the skin, over many months. It is necessary to undergo treatments, at monthly intervals for about 5 months. The results can last for 2 years. The effects are not immediate but should first be noticeable after approximately 6 weeks, at which point another treatment is timed to build on the effect
Before Sculptra™ :
After Sculptra™ :
It is rather a slow treatment and escalates subtlely in effect.
What can go wrong?
When I first investigated this treatment, several years ago, I rejected it due to a few reports of visible lump formation. Since then, a new method of preparation has meant no such problems have been reported.
However, one possible delayed side effect with Sculptra™ can be the formation of small bumps under the skin in the treated area. These small bumps may not be visible, and you may notice them only when you press on the treated skin. Occasionally, they go away by themselves.
Overcorrection, that is adding too much volume to the face, is possible, but regular review and experience minimises this chance.
Conditions that will mean you can not undergo this
- the use of anticoagulant drugs
- bleeding disorders and some heart problems
- skin disease at the treatment site
- allergy to any part of the material or formation of keloid scars
£350 per vial. As a guide, most patients will require 2 vials on each of 4 sessions, giving an average treatment cost of £2,800.
For more information see : www.sculptra.co.uk
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