An overview of Sculptra.
The Sculptra treatment, commonly referred to as a ‘liquid facelift’ or ‘Sculptra Butt lift has been used for the treatment of age related volume loss in different parts of the body such as face, hands and décolletage. Sculptra can be used for treatment of cellulite in almost all parts of the body.
The main ingredients of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid which acts by stimulating the body’s own collagen. It also gets spontaneously degraded by our body. Sculptra treatment of the face works by addressing two of the most important age related changes, loss of volume and elasticity of the skin.
It works by causing a reaction which is followed by natural collagen production. This results in a gradual improvement in facial volume, better quality skin and overall youthful glow. Sculptra is FDA approved for face and off licence for the body.
Finchley Cosmetic Clinic will offer you a thorough consultation before having the treatment. If deemed appropriate, the treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic using strict aseptic precautions.
Sculptra is then injected under the skin targeting the areas of volume loss using a blunt cannula to minimise the chances of bruising.
At the end of the treatment you will feel fuller and this lasts for around 48 – 72 hours. Sculptra then works to encourage natural collagen growth after approximately 4 weeks. The progress will be monitored via photographs taken before each treatment.
Usually a course of treatments is required. The number of vials will depend on the area and degree of volume loss.
We inject one vial on each side of the face. Four to six vials into the buttocks every 4 weeks. The number of sessions required will vary based on individual needs. The results are gradual and can take up to 3-4 months for the best result to be seen.
The Butt lift treatment usually requires higher doses of Sculptra. An approximate guide is 18-30 vials.
Possible complications from a Sculptra treatment include slight discomfort. bruising and rarely lumps.
After care includes keeping the area clean and daily massage routine to prevent lumping. This is all explained to you at the consultation and an after care leaflet will be given to you.
At Finchley Cosmetic Clinic treatments are carried out by our in house Doctors.