Non surgical face, bum and body enhancements with Sculptra®
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a synthetic injectable material known as “poly-L-lactic acid.” Poly-L-lactic acid is both biocompatible (ie, a material than does not harm the body) and biodegradable (ie, able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been in wide used for many years in a variety of medically-related uses, including dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® is injected below the surface of the skin directly into the area of fat loss. Skin thickness decreases as people age; Sculptra® works to restore a gradual increase in skin thickness. Sculptra® will not correct the underlying cause of the facial fat loss, but will help improve the appearance by increasing skin thickness in the treated area. Some results may occur after the first treatment with Sculptra®, however it is recommended to have two or three treatments for a more visible result.
Are the results from Sculptra® immediate?
No, there can be some initial swelling after the Sculptra® treatment which then settles down and resolves. Sculptra® offers a more gradual and natural effect which takes 6-8 weeks to show.
How long do results last?
Treatment results will differ from person to person. In a clinical study, treatment results were shown to last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session, in most patients. Touch-up Sculptra® treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Does it hurt?
As with any injection, injections with Sculptra® may cause discomfort. Local anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort.