Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein in the body, which is responsible for the plumpness and elasticity of the skin. As you age, the body’s production of collagen is reduced, causing skin to droop and feel loose. Sculptra® is a filler consisting of poly-L-lactic acid, which helps replace lost collagen over time. As a result, it corrects deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with age, specifically:
- Deep nasolabial folds, or smile lines between your nose and the corner of your mouth
- Marionette lines, or the lines framing your mouth
- Wrinkles above your chin line, under the lower lip
One of the benefits of using Sculptra® is the gradual and subtle correction of wrinkles over time. For patients who prefer to keep their cosmetic treatments a secret, Sculptra® may be a great option.
Sculptra® can also be used for a non-surgical butt-lift.
How long does a treatment take?
Typically, a series of three treatment sessions is administered, with approximately 4 – 6 weeks between treatments. Each treatment session takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes.
Is it painful?
As with any injection, some discomfort is possible. If necessary, we may apply a topical anaesthetic to lessen your discomfort.
How long do the results last?
Results can last up to two years after the initial treatment.
How long is the recovery process?
Similar to other fillers, Sculptra® does not require any downtime. You may experience some discomfort or bruising, which typically subside within 7 days.
Are there any risks?
As with any injection procedure, there is a small risk of infection. We take great care to ensure that this risk is minimized.
To determine the right filler for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation today.