SCULPTRA COLLAGEN STIMULATION

SCULPTRA COLLAGEN STIMULATION

SCULPTRA OVERVIEW

Fillers are liquid or gel substances, like hyaluronic acid or bovine or porcine collagen, that diminish lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and creases. Results appear immediately and can last up to several months.

Collagen stimulators are used to diminish facial wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.

As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic is different. It works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As the Sculptra Aesthetic PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.

WHAT IS SCULPTRA?

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that works gradually over a number of treatments. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic is different. It works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.1-3 As the Sculptra Aesthetic PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume4 and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.

Question . . .

Sculptra is specially created to replace lost collagen in the mid to lower face area including the nasolabial folds, tear trough, cheeks, jowls and chin. It can also restore lost volume to the temples. It is not recommended for the glabella area or lips. Your consultant will advise what is best for you during your initial consultation.

As Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of ageing, the results can emerge subtly and last more than two years. In the first few weeks you will see some visible results but as the production of new collagen is a gradual process, optimum results will be seen following several treatment sessions.

The effects of Sculptra can last for up to two years compared to most other injectables which last for a few months.

As with any injectable treatment, some discomfort may be felt depending on your pain threshold. Your consultant will give you advice on what you may experience during a Sculptra treatment during your consultation and it is possible to use a numbing cream on the area first to minimise any discomfort.

Following a Sculptra treatment, it is completely normal to have some redness and swelling in the area treated so if you have an event planned it may be best to bear this in mind. Within the first 24 hours you may want to help reduce swelling by using a cloth-wrapped ice pack on the area for a few minutes at a time. Your practitioner will advise you to massage the treated area for five minutes five times a day for five days and avoid excess sunlight/UV exposure until any redness subsides. He or she will provide you with Sculptra aftercare instructions during your consultation.

Sculptra is a safe treatment, FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches. It should not be used by those allergic to any of the ingredients, those with a history of keloid scarring or when there is an active skin infection.

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