Is Sculptra Treatment Suitable for Me?



Sculptra Treatment is Anti Aging facial filler,

used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be

used to improve facial volume, particularly in those

clients with lipoatrophy, (facial fat loss) most often

associated with HIV and AIDS.

Marketed under the trade name of New-Fill since, 1999,

Sculptra works by helping to replace lost facial

Collagen. Its chief ingredient is Polylactic Acid,

(also known as Poly-L-lactic acid). Polylactic Acid is

a biocompatible, biodegradable, Synthetic Acid, derived

from renewable resources, such as corn starch or

sugarcanes.

How Does Sculptra Treatment Work?

Sculptra works by helping to replace lost facial

Collagen within the deeper dermal layers of the skin.

Collagen is a support framework for other facial

tissues and gives skin its structure: So, as facial

Collagen is replaced by Sculptra, it allows facial

features to become fuller, with lines and wrinkles

becoming less pronounced. Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin as

microscopic crystals of Polylactic acid, suspended in

sterile water; very thin gauge needles are used. The

microscopic crystals work by causing the injected area

of skin to become mildly inflamed. The inflammation

reaction causes new collagen to form: white blood cells

surround the Polylactic Acid crystals, encouraging

Fibroblast cells to accumulate. Collagen is produced

by Fibroblast cells, so Collagen production increases

over time. So the effects of 1 treatment, promoting a

fuller, more youthful look, usually maximise after 4 to

6 weeks. So the full benefits of this treatment are

seen over time.

The Procedure

The client would receive treatment injections in their

Qualified Practitioner’s Office. Prior to treatment,

your Practitioner may apply topical anaesthetic cream

to minimize discomfort. Sculptra Filler is injected

under the skin in small amounts using a very fine

needle. On average, three injection sessions are needed

over a period of a few months. Your Practitioner may

also massage the treated area to allow even

distribution of the product. Each treatment session

should normally last around 30 minutes. The number of

injection sessions and the number of injections per

session may vary from person to person.

As with most injections, side effects, though minimal,

might occur. The most common side effects are redness,

swelling, bruising and pain around the treated area.

Your Practitioner may use ice packs immediately

following treatment to minimize any swelling. How Much Do Treatments Cost?

The cost of treatment depends on:

i) The area(s) to be injected

ii) The amount of Filler used

iii) The number of treatments a client will have. Advantages / Disadvantages

Advantages include:

i) Sculptra Treatment increases facial skin thickness and

improves facial volume.

ii) A full treatment can last up to 2 years.

iii) Results are subtle, improving over time.

iv) Polylactic acid is biodegradable and biocompatible. As

the Polylactic acid is biologically inert, there is no risk of

patients developing an allergic reaction to treatments.

v) Treatments can help patients with Facial Lipoatrophy

show considerable improvement.

vi) Sculptra does not contain human, animal or bacterial

components.

Disadvantages include:

i) Sculptra treatment should not be used by anyone

allergic to any of its ingredients, or who have a

history of Keloid formation or Hypertrophic Scarring.

ii) The effects of 1 treatment may take several

weeks to manifest. Therefore a full treatment regime

can be a lengthy process.




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