Sculptra is a temporary facial injectable used to add volume to areas of the face and body to create a soft, natural, more youthful recontouring of the face.
Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production over a period of time, with results lasting for up to 2 years, however with annual upkeep, you can maintain excellent results for 5-10 years.
Collagen continues to build throughout treatment, meaning that your natural store of collagen is maintained – and even increased – even as you age and your store of collagen would otherwise naturally deplete.
Results are achieved by injecting Sculptra into targeted areas of the face to create an overall volumizing and rejuvenating effect. Sculptra can also be used to help contour the body.
- Quick, 10-15-minute treatment
- Performed by highly experienced Therapist
- Longer lasting results than fillers, less maintenance required
- Builds collagen organically
- No downtime, and an immediate return to work and daily routine
- Effective and natural – looking results
- Conveniently located on
Sculptra can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and add volume in all areas of the face impacted by the ageing process. The overall effect is to deliver a refreshed, rejuvenated facial appearance.
Common areas for treatment include the upper, mid and lower face:
- Crow’s Feet
- Mesolabial folds (mouth to chin lines)
- Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic and biocompatible gel comprised of the same lactic acid that occurs naturally in the body – a very similar material to dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants.
Once injected, it works to generate collagen production that is significant enough to fill out facial contours, grooves, and hollows, and add a lifted effect to cheeks.
Results are not immediate but are first visible around 6 weeks after treatment, and then continue to reveal themselves slowly for up to 2 years following treatment. This is an ideal treatment for anyone looking for a more youthful look that develops over time, with longer-lasting results and less frequent maintenance.
Sculptra treatment typically takes 15 – 20 minutes, and no longer than 30 minutes. You may need more than one session to deliver optimal results at the outset.
Results are not immediately following Sculptra treatment. Results should first start to be visible after about 6 weeks. Best results will be visible 6 months after treatment. The results of Sculptra last longer than alternative dermal filler treatment. Your results will last between 2 – 3 years, some time longer than dermal filler.
As with all injectable treatments you will be able to feel a little discomfort during Sculptra treatment as the injections are made.
Unlike surgical procedures, dermal fillers require no cuts, incisions or stitches to be made. Patients describe the sensation as feeling like a tiny scratch as the needle goes in, with a slight stinging sensation like the snap of an elastic band as the filler is applied.
For those feeling anxious, we can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area completely.