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Sculptra

Sculptra works with your body to address some of the underlying causes of skin ageing as well as improve symptoms such as deep lines, loss of skin firmness and bounce, loss of radiance, and your skin loses the ability to snap back after stretching.

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that addresses skin quality, helping you rebuild lost collagen and restore the deep, underlying structure of your skin. This results in:

  • Deep wrinkles becoming smoother
  • Thinning skin becoming plumper
  • Improved skin firmness
  • An improvement in your skin’s ‘bounce’
  • Boosted radiance
  • Long-lasting results; clients report results lasting over 5 years

If you’re looking for a non-surgical skin treatment that offers natural-looking results that build gradually and offer long-lasting improvements in wrinkles, skin firmness, skin quality, radiance, and smoothness then Sculptra may be a good option for you.

At The Skin to Love Clinic, this procedure is performed only by qualified medical practitioners in our CQC registered and Save Face accredited setting; this ensures the treatments and services you receive from us are safe, effective, and high-quality and are provided by caring, qualified, and well-trained medical practitioners.

 

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Collagen is key when it comes to better understanding what Sculptra can do for you. Collagen is a fibrous protein found throughout your body. In the deep dermis area of your skin, collagen provides structure whilst supporting your elastin which allows your skin to maintain its shape and bounce back after stretching. It also supports your hyaluronic acid function which helps to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Collagen is key in maintaining fresh-looking, smooth, firm skin. However, your natural stores of collagen decline with age and by age 45 you may have lost up to 25% of your skin’s collagen.

This is where Sculptra can help. Sculptra injections place a synthetic, biocompatible substance called poly-L-lactic acid into the area of skin where collagen is made to stimulate new collagen production, helping to rebuild your collagen stores and re-establishing your skin’s volume and inner structure. Sculptra’s influence on the underlying structure of your skin means that wrinkles and folds are reduced gradually as your results build over time; perfect if you want natural, but noticeable results without appearing like you’ve had treatment.

 

 

The Sculptra treatment is tailored to your skin’s requirements, therefore the number of sessions and specific number of Sculptra injections per appointment vary from person to person depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, two to three Sculptra appointments are needed over a period of a few months. From this last appointment, results can be appreciated for up to 25 months.

Indications that Sculptra may be right for you:

  • You have shallow to deep nose-to-mouth lines and other facial wrinkles you’d like to reduce.
  • You are noticing that your skin is losing its bounce and ability to snap back after stretching and you’d like to address this.
  • You’d like to restore your skin’s firmness, elasticity, and quality.
  • You’re noticing that your skin is thinning and would like to restore its volume.
  • You’d like to improve your skin’s overall radiance.
  • You’d like a treatment that offers gradual results.
  • You’d like to achieve natural but noticeable results, without appearing like you’ve had treatment. 
  • You’d like long-lasting treatment benefits.

Sculptra Treatment FAQs

When will I see Sculptra results?

As Sculptra is triggering your body to produce new collagen it can take around two to three months for you to see your results. This will vary slightly between individuals as each person will produce the collagen treatment stimulates at a slightly different rate.

It’s worth noting that you may see immediate but temporary results for approximately the first 24 hours after your Sculptra injections. This effect happens due to the volume of the carrier saline used during the treatment and it’ll quickly subside.

 

Can I get Sculptra when pregnant?

We don’t offer most non-surgical treatments during pregnancy, Sculptra included. If you’re looking for a treatment to having during pregnancy, Byonik may be an option for you.

 

Will Sculptra make a difference?

Sculptra has been clinically proven to work. If you’re looking for the dramatic results that surgical intervention offers then you may not like the more subtle, natural-looking results that non-surgical treatment, such as Sculptra injections offer. During a consultation, your practitioner will assess you to determine if you’re a good candidate for Sculptra.

 

Sculptra: what to expect?

Sculptra is an injectable treatment and, as with most treatments, comes with considerations and potential side effects, as well as benefits. With Sculptra injections you can expect injection-related side effects such as bruising, mild discomfort and swelling, and redness; these usually resolve in a few hours but can last longer.

You will be required to massage the treated areas for 5 minutes, five times a day, for the first five days after treatment.

You should avoid strenuous exercise, tanning beds/lamps or sunbathing and extreme temperatures, such as saunas, for the first 24 hours after your Sculptra injections. Other than this, most patients can get back to their normal activities immediately after Sculptra treatments.

 

Who does Sculptra near me UK?

If you’re looking for Sculptra near me, we offer Sculptra at our CQC registered, Save Face accredited skin clinic in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. If we are too far from you, then you may be able to find other reputable medical practitioners who offer Sculptra via registers such as Save Face.

 

Can Sculptra cause cancer?

No, Sculptra does not cause cancer.

 

Sculptra with microneeding? 

Yes, you could have Sculptra with microneedling treatments such as Derma FNS. A treatment plan would need to be made for you and your needs so that you can safely and effectively combine Sculptra and microneedling if appropriate. Sculptra is a stand-alone treatment but can be combined with other treatments for some peoples’ ultimate outcome.

 

Sculptra for face?

Yes, you can have Sculptra injections for your face.

 

Sculptra to temples?

Yes, you can use Sculptra to improve signs of ageing around your temples.

 

Sculptra to lift jowls?

You can use Sculptra injections to give better definition to your jawline, as well as firm your skin. This may help smooth the appearance of early jowl formation, however if your jowls are more advanced you may require a combination of treatments or an alternative treatment that physically lifts your skin, such as the Thread Lift.

 

Sculptra to cheeks?

Yes, you can have Sculptra injections to improve signs of ageing on your cheeks.

 

Sculptra or fillers?

Although some people mistakenly call it ‘Sculptra filler’, Sculptra is not a filler. Fillers, often made from hyaluronic acid, are used to immediately smooth wrinkles, as well as rebuild volume in areas that the natural fat pads have lost it, such as cheeks, lips, temples, and hands. The fillers we use at our Hertfordshire skin clinic usually last 3 to 18 months, depending on the area treated and the type of filler used. Fillers do not address the underlying cause of the symptom in the same way that Sculptra does, they simply fill or replace volume on a temporary basis.

Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with Sculptra if required to give some people their ultimate outcome.

Sculptra cost will vary depending on how many sessions you require and will be determined during a consultation. The cost of two vials in one session is £750.

Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
The average person requires two to three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. This will be determined during your consultation as this can vary depending on your concerns and how advanced your symptoms are.

Recovery time
No recovery time usually required. As with all injectable treatment there is a risk of bruising at the site of injection and temporary, mild swelling and tenderness.

Procedure time
Usually up to 30 minutes.

Discomfort level
Mild. Our clients tolerate this treatment well as local anaesthetic is used to enhance your comfort.

Final results
Some changes can be noticed after 1st treatment however best results will be seen about 8 to 12 weeks after your final treatment.

Duration of results
Up to 25 months.

Resume usual activities
Immediately for most activities. We ask you not to do strenouous exercise for 24 hours after your Sculptra treatment, and we ask you to avoid extreme heat during this time also, including activities such as sun bathing, tanning beds and saunas.

Consultation needed prior
Yes.

*Disclaimer: We are all individuals, therefore, results from treatments may vary from person to person because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the Sculptra treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Patient experience, results, downtime and recovery following Sculptra treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, and genders and is based on an average patient experience

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