Sculptra™ The liquid facelift
Over time your skin loses its full, firm youthful appearance which is a result of the natural ageing process. Your skin becomes thinner and can sag, causing wrinkles & deep lines to appear. Fat tissue which maintains the fullness of your face is also lost, causing your face to look thin and narrow & making you look older. Sculptra™ can help by smoothing deep lines & wrinkles & by returning lost volume to give a natural looking, youthful and fuller face.
What is Sculptra™?
Sculptra™ is an injectable treatment that works by stimulating the build up of the body’s own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Sculptra’s volumising effect also restores lost facial volume, resulting in a fuller younger looking face. The overall effect is a youthful appearance with gradual, natural looking results.
What are the Suitable Facial Areas for Sculptra™Treatment?
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (naso-labial folds)
- Folds around the corners of the mouth
- Sunken cheeks
- Wrinkling on the cheeks or chin
- Deep scars
Sculptra™ is a discreet approach which allows a gradual effect to occur. Usually three to five treatments are required & natural looking effects should become noticeable after approximately 8 weeks. No allergy testing is required before treatment.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
As with all injections you will feel some discomfort. Topical anesthesia is used for all clients and a dental block can be used if required.
What must I bear in mind after Treatment?
Aftercare instructions include massaging the treated areas of your face for the first five days after treatment. All you need is 5 minutes, 5 times per day.
Are there any Side Effects?
The most common side effects with this treatment are bleeding, tenderness, pain, redness and bruising or swelling at the site of injection. These effects usually resolve in 2-6 days.
Are the Results Immediate?
At your first treatment visit it may appear that Sculptra™ has worked immediately because of the swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute the Sculptra™. After a few days, once the swelling goes down & the water has been absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before the treatment. Sculptra™ takes time to work and the results should be noticeable after approximately 6 weeks. Generally 2 to 3 treatments are necessary to obtain the required result. However in contrast to some other treatments which require refresher sessions, at the end of your Sculptra™ treatment the results can last for more than 3 years. Clinical studies have shown that the results of Sculptra™ can last more than 3 years. This is significantly longer than many other injectable treatments.
Sculptra is well tolerated with over 15,0000 treatments worldwide since 1999.
Price: £450.00 for one vial