What is Sculptra?
As we age our skin loses its elasticity; this is mainly because collagen production within the skin begins to slow. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that works deep within the skin to stimulate new collagen growth which firms the face and restores the skin elasticity. The new collagen creates volume to correct signs of facial ageing; this in turn will produce a long lasting natural and youthful look.
How It Works
Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of volume loss, providing a gradual increase in volume.
Sculptra is a synthetic injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid which is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
What Sculptra Treats
Lose of volume and plumpness in the face
Fine lines and wrinkles
Lose of elasticity in the skin
More youthful complexion due to increase in volume and fullness of the skin
Firmer and smoother skin
Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
Frequently Asked Questions about Sculptra
Does the treatment hurt?
Treatment is considered painless by the majority of patients, some patients report a sting or slight discomfort during the treatment.
How long is each treatment?
Usually takes between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 mins.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies depending on each person; we generally recommend a course of 3 treatments.
How soon will I see results?
Sculptra is a gradual treatment so the full results take between 2-4 months.
How long will it take to recover?
You can go back to regular activity straight after your treatment. There is a possibility of bruising, swelling and redness but these typically subside in 1 to 2 weeks.
Who will do my treatment?
A River Medical Registered General Nurse.