Wondering what to do about those smile lines or crows
Otherwise known as the ‘Face Lift in a bottle’
A 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.
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.
Sculptra can be used to improve the appearance of:
Deep folds from nose to mouth (nasolabial folds)
Folds from corners of the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines)
Wrinkles in the cheeks or chin
- Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped ice pack to the treated area for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin. The cold will help reduce any swelling in the area.
- Massage is the most essential component of aftercare and should be performed for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for the first 5-7 days. It is an integral part of the treatment to ensure even distribution of the product in the tissue and to stimulate collagen production. This dramatically improves results and reduces the risk of nodules forming in the skin.
- Protecting your skin from the sun is always important. After treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness completely subsides.
SculptraTM takes time to work, with the results becoming noticeable after about six weeks. At your first treatment, it may appear that Sculptra™ has worked immediately due to the swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra™. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body you may look as you did before the treatment.
The appearance of lines and wrinkles are greatly improved as are the overall contours of the face, making you look years younger. The effects are natural looking, gradual and subtle! One of the key advantages of Sculptra™ is that it lasts up to three times as long as other commonly used fillers.
As with all injections you will feel some discomfort. If necessary, a local anaesthetic can be applied to your skin for 30-45 minutes prior your treatment. An ice pack applied after the treatment will help to calm your skin.
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.