Who has heard of Sculptra? What is it and what can it do for you?
Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator, containing microparticles of biocompatible poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA has been used for a number of years in medical implants that degrade in the body over time. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004, for use in medicine to treat lipoatrophy of the cheeks in people living with HIV.
Cosmetically, Sculptra has been used since 2009. It works by stimulating the body to produce its own collagen over a period of several weeks after treatment. It has been shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles for up to 24 months.
It is injected in a similar way to dermal fillers. The product is hydrated with water and injected usually through a blunt tipped cannula. Local anaesthetic is also added to the Sculptra to make the procedure comfortable. The water is then absorbed by the body and the microparticles are left in the skin to start working their magic.
After receiving a treatment with Sculptra, you will be asked to massage the treated areas several times a day. This is to ensure an even distribution of particles and to stimulate the new collegen production. The process of collagen production takes place over a period of several weeks. This allows for a slow and natural improvement of the areas treated.
Production of collagen by the Sculptra increases skin elasticity and overall quality and radiance. The product gives high ratings of satisfaction for more than 2 years.
Drawbacks of Sculptra are that it can’t be injected close to the eyes or lips. We can still use traditional fillers in these areas. Positives are the long duration or results and the slow natural change in the skin.
If you would like to find out more about how Sculptra can work for you then please call on 07967 710 625 or EMAIL