Sculptra the liquid face lift
It is an amazing product which can replace the full firm youthful appearance of the face by restoring volume and providing a lift for wrinkles and contour defects.
It is injected into the deep layers of the skin where it stimulates new collagen growth and plumps out the skin giving it a soft and more youthful appearance. Sculptra is considered a long lasting treatment and studies have shown that treatments can last up to 3 years. It is ideal for the ageing skin,deep folds,wrinkles ,volume defects and contour enhancement.
Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid(PLLA) which is produced synthetically and is both bio-compatible and bio-degradable and does not require allergy testing.It has been used very safely as a compatible polymer in medicine for over 25 years. It is found in bio-resorbable sutures,bone plates and screws and is also a medium for numerous medications.
New collagen growth starts about 3 months after treatment and between 2 and 8 bottles of Sculptra are normally required over a series of appointments. This will depend on the age of the patient , the amount of initial volume loss and presenting skin condition. At about 2 years after the initial treatments a much smaller volume of Sculptra is required to re-stimulate new collagen growth and to maintain the facial volume.
Does the treatment hurt?
Sculptra treatments are no longer painful. Kate utilises the new cannula technique to inject Sculptra which has removed the risk of extensive bruising and all the discomfort associated with previous needle treatments.
Are there any side effects?
Their are very few side effects after Sculptra treatments now that Kate uses cannulas.You are very unlikely to experience any bruising but may notice that the treated areas are slightly tender to the touch for just a few days.
You will be able to go out immediately after the treatment and you can apply normal make up later in the day and resume normal social activities.
What should I do after a treatment?
You will be advised to massage the treated areas twice a day for up to 4 weeks following your treatment.This will help the Sculptra soften into the skin and enhance it’s effect.
When will I see the results of the treatment?
You will see an immediate improvement in your looks following treatment with Sculptra as the liquids that the Sculptra are mixed in will temporarily volumise the skin. However, this will only last a few days and then the true benefits of the treatment will gradually show over the following few months. Sculptra continues to stimulate new collagen growth for up to approximately 10 months after each treatment.
A course of 1 to 3 treatments over a period of about 2-4 months may be required to achieve the facial benefits desired.The length of treatment will depend on the age of the patient, number of wrinkles present and the visible volume/collagen loss of the face.