What is Sculptra used for?
The collagen in our skin acts as a support structure, helping to give shape and volume to the face. As we age, the amount of collagen we produce in our skin decreases, hence this support and facial structure changes.
Rather than 'chasing lines' and traditional wrinkle filling, we can use Sculptra to smooth wrinkles, creases and folds. With Sculptra we can achieve deep tissue regeneration, and restore the natural facial contours, since the product stimulates skin cells to produce their own collagen (i.e. behave like your younger skin did).
We love that the results from Sculptra are very natural and gradually improve over time as collagen production increases; it means that people are unlikely to guess that you've had an aesthetic treatment - unless you tell them!
Which areas of the face can Sculptra treat?
We can use Sculptra to address lost collagen in many parts of the face:
At Oxford & Leamington Facial Aesthetics all our procedures are tailored to you so we will always advise as to what treatment options are right for you.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra treatment is designed to deliver results over an average of 2 to 3 treatment sessions, over the course of a few months. Sculptra stimulates your skin's natural collagen production to restore lost volume and smooth lines.
Who is suitable for Sculptra?
Sculptra is suitable for men and women of varying ages experiencing decreased facial collagen and volume. Often after weight loss people find that the contours of the face have sunken slightly. Sometimes very active people, runners for example, can find that they lose a lot of collagen in the face so it starts looking more drawn.
What are the benefits of Sculptra?
Does Sculptra hurt?
We always aim to minimise any discomfort during procedures at Oxford & Leamington Facial Aesthetics. Prior to Sculptra injections, we ordinarily cool the skin with cold packs and use a strong topical anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area. This makes the whole procedure much more comfortable!
Is Sculptra safe?
When administered by a properly trained and experienced practitioner, Sculptra treatment is a very safe procedure. Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid which is fully biocompatible with the skin, that is, not harmful or toxic. It is also biodegradable so the product is naturally metabolised by the body over time. In our clinics we only use products with first-class safety records. Aftercare advice must be followed to help achieve best results.
When will I see results from Sculptra?
Results from Sculptra are not immediate but rather they emerge subtly. Sculptra is carried out during more than one treatment session so the results normally become more noticeable with each session.
How long do results last with Sculptra?
Results from Sculptra can last more than two years, though this does vary according to the individual and lifestyle factors.*
*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary
How to minimise downtime
When you visit us for Sculptra treatment at Oxford & Leamington Facial Aesthetics we will advise you with our top tips before and after your appointment to help minimise any downtime such as swelling and bruising. One key tip is to avoid any supplements or medications before and after treatment that cause blood thinning and will therefore increase risk of bruising, but we will advise you individually.
Please get in touch with us for tailored advice on whether Sculptra is an appropriate treatment for you.
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