Otherwise known as the 'Face Lift in a bottle'
Injectable Poly-L-Lactic AcidA long lasting and effective anti-ageing treatment, Sculptra® is clinically proven to restore facial volume and to smooth out deep lines and wrinkles. It’s non-invasive and works naturally in harmony with the body to achieve a youthful, radiant complexion.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® is a biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid which is derived from fruit acids and naturally stimulates the build-up of the body’s own collagen.
Sculptra® is formulated as micro particles of poly-L-lactic which are mixed in sterile water and then injected into the skin.
These micro particles are deposited under the skin, and as the body slowly breaks them down they begin to stimulate collagen production. Sculptra® works by increasing the volume of depressed areas over a short time.
What can I expect?
The most common side effects with the use of Sculptra® include bleeding, tenderness, bruising and localised swelling. Here at the clinic we use a variety of methods to help reduce swelling such as Emla numbing cream, ice packs and massage techniques.
There are many options when it comes to reducing the visible signs of aging — but there is nothing quite like Sculptra. Referred to by some physicians as a "face lift in a bottle", Sculptra® represents a new and unique non-invasive option that helps facial skin naturally regain a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.
It’s recommended you start in your forties or fifties as the maximum impact starts here and although any age group benefits the older one is the less likely the full impact can be achieved or sustained.
How many Sculptra® treatments will I need?
Results vary from patient to patient, and will depend on the amount of fat loss in the facial skin; however, you should see a gradual and noticeable difference within just two or three treatment sessions at six to eight week intervals.
As the production of collagen is gradual, results will become more noticeable with each treatment session.
Clinical studies have shown results may last up to 2 years.
You may need between three to six treatments to be satisfied with the results. This is a recommendation, results cannot be guaranteed with Sculptra®, we advise a thorough consultation before any procedure is carried out.