What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Sculptra® stimulates your body to produce new collagen, which helps to restore facial volume.
It’s not like traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, which plump up depressed faces and smooth creases. Within the deep dermis, Sculptra® helps to replace and reinforce the skin’s collagen structure. This enhanced collagen structure acts as a basis for progressively restoring the fullness of your facial contour, smoothing out shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have developed over time. As the collagen takes effect, it also diminishes wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, eye bags, and other signs of aging.
How does Sculptra® work?
Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the deep dermis of the skin that gives its structure. Elastin is an elastic protein that helps the skin maintain its shape, while HA nourishes the skin and keeps it hydrated.
Collagen helps both elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA) perform its tasks, thus the more collagen you have, the more elastin and HA you have.
But as people get older, collagen loss and lipoatrophy lead to apparent indicators of face ageing such as deep wrinkles, skin folds, sunken cheeks, a haggard appearance, and more.
Sculptra® is a revolutionary collagen-replenishing treatment that helps your body regenerate collagen, unlike other face fillers. It restores the skin’s inner structure and volume by working deep beneath the dermis rather than on the surface. It is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works to replenish lost collagen by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. When PLLA micro-particles are absorbed into the skin, they rebuild collagen strands, restoring facial volume and adding fullness to deep wrinkles and visible skin folds over time.
Why Sculptra® and what are the benefits?
Sculptra® is a non-invasive therapy that restores facial volume and smoothe wrinkles, giving patients a more youthful appearance and the appearance of a facelift without the need for surgery. The effects of Sculptra® are progressive, resulting in a more natural appearance that lasts up to two years – significantly longer than conventional dermal fillers.
- Achieve better skin tone and texture.
- Replace lost volume and collagen safely and effectively.
- Reduce deep lines and wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, lips, and neck.
How long does each Sculptra® treatment session take?
Each Sculptra® treatment session typically take around 30 mins, excluding preparation time to prepare and numb your face.
When will I see the effects of the Sculptra® treatment?
Following Sculptra® treatment, you may notice a increased volume effect due to the liquid injection which should disappears within 72 hours.
Over the first four weeks after Sculptra® treatment, there is a natural rise in dermal skin thickness and will continue to increase over the next six months with results lasting up to two years.
How often should I do Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is intended to be used in a series of treatments, with at least three treatments or sessions spaced two to four months apart. Furthermore, the benefits are noticeable right away, but for greater and more visible results, patient must wait a few months because the body would be in the midst of producing more collagen.
Is the procedure for Sculptra® painful?
Although there might be a small, bearable discomfort, most patients report that their experience was better than they had anticipated. In comparison to temporary fillers, the benefits of Sculptra® dermal fillers are more natural, progressive, and long-lasting.
Is there any downtime after Sculptra® procedure?
There is little to minimal downtime. You should be able to resume your daily activities after Sculptra® treament.
However there might be some temporary bruising and swelling for the first few hours after the injection.
Are there any side effects for Sculptra®?
There are no known side effects though some patients may experience temporary pain, swelling and bruising at the injection sites, which would fade off over time.
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