Sculptra™
Videos on Sculptra
How Scupltra Works
A video of a doctor performing Sculptra on a patient around the face.
What is Sculptra

 

 

Sculptra™ is a dermal filler, with poly-L-lactic acid, an ingredient which has been used successfully in surgical procedures for more than 25 years. With poly-L-lactic acid Sculptra™, you can restore facial contour and get rid of disturbing lines and wrinkles without surgery, because Sculptra™ has been specially developed to repair contour defects in the face. About 150,000 patients have been treated since 1999 world-wide.

Sculptra™ is long-lasting and biocompatible and biodegradable. Unlike surgical options, Sculptra™ can provide gradual, natural-looking results through less traumatic treatment. The most common side effects with the use of Sculptra™ include injection-related side effects at the site of injection such as bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. These effects generally last, on average, 2-6 days. A clinical study has shown that the aesthetic improvements obtained with Sculptra™ have persisted for up to 2 years in many patients!

How Sculptra™ works
1. Wrinkle before Treatment
2. The injected volume immediately fills out the wrinkles and volume defects.
3. Within a few days, the water in Sculptra™ is absorbed by the body and with a slight increase in wrinkle depth again.
4. The second phase consists of a natural, soft build-up of the connective tissue, smoothing out wrinkles and contour defects.
5. The number of necessary injections depends on many different factors. After the first treatment, your practitioner will recommend whether you need any subsequent treatments and how many there should be. Generally, several treatments can be necessary to obtain the required results. However, in contrast to some other treatments which require frequent refresher sessions, after the end of your Sculptra™ programme the results will last up to 2 years. (Note: Results can differ depending on age, wrinkling and the type of procedure used).
6. The patient should be re-evaluated no sooner than 2 weeks after each injection session to determine if additional correction is needed. After approximately 6 weeks clear improvement can be seen. Larger volume defects may involve further treatment.
Poly-L-Lactic acid in Sculptra
  • Natural Collagen Stimulation.
  • The improvement is gradual, long-lasting and gives you an entirely natural-looking fuller face. Clinical studies have shown that the results last for two years.
  • Sculptra® stimulates the build up of the body's own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face.
For whom is Sculptra™ suitable?
Sculptra™ is intended for patients who want to restore the contours of their face or compensate for gradual signs of ageing, for example loose, wrinkled skin, lines and folds.
Frequently asked questions
Who performs treatment with Sculptra™?
A qualified practitioner who has been trained to use the correct procedure for Sculptra™ performs the treatment in his practice. Your Healthcare Professional will clean your skin and then inject Sculptra™ in the areas of your face being treated.
Does the treatment hurt?
As with all injections you will feel some discomfort. It may be that you notice a brief burning sensation at the injection site. An ice pack applied after the treatment will help to calm your skin. If necessary, your practitioner can also give you a local anaesthetic.
What must I bear in mind after the treatment?
Your Healthcare Professional will give you special aftercare instructions. These include massaging the treated areas of your face in the first few days after the treatment. All you need is a few minutes twice a day. Inform your Healthcare Professional if any side effects occur, for example inflammation or small bumps in the treated area.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects with the use of Sculptra™ include injection-related side effects at the site of injection such as bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. These effects generally resolve in 2-6 days. One possible delayed side effect with Sculptra™ can be small bumps under the skin in the treated area. These small bumps may not be visible, and you may notice them only when you press on the treated skin. These bumps tend to happen within the first 6 to 12 months after the first treatment. Occasionally these bumps go away on their own. Visible bumps, sometimes with redness or colour change to the treated area, have also been reported. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Report any side effects to your Healthcare Professional.
Are the results from Sculptra™ immediate?
No. At your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra™ worked immediately because of the swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra™. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body you may look as you did before your treatment. Sculptra™ takes time to work, results should be noticeable after approximately 6 weeks. Your Healthcare Professional will see you again in a few weeks to decide if you need more Sculptra™ injections.
Is Sculptra™ the right treatment for you?
  • Have you got deep folds between your nose and your mouth?
  • Have you got folds around the corners of your mouth?
  • Have you got wrinkling in your cheeks or around your chin?
  • Have you got sunken cheeks?
  • Have you got any scars?
  • Is your skin loose and lacking elasticity?
Facts about Smoothing wrinkles with Sculptra™
  • It is Biodegradable and Biocompatible
  • Long-term results obtained
  • More than 150,000 patients have been treated world-wide
Ask your doctor...
  • Which areas of my face could profit from treatment?
  • How quickly will I see the results?
  • Will my wrinkles come back?
  • How long will the results last?
NOTE: The above questions can only be answered by your doctor, because the they depend on various factors individual to you, such as your skin type, your age, your life-style, extent of wrinkling, etc.
Photographs below show patients who have benefited from treatment with Sculptra™
Smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume in lower half of the face.
For further information about Sculptra™ please visit the official Sculptra™ US website here