Sculptra® Deep Fillers

Sculptra® is a longer lasting more gradual form of dermal filler that works by replenishing your own facial collagen which restores volume in the face that has been lost over time.

Collagen is the protein your body produces to give your skin a firm and youthful appearance, but from an early age (25 years) the amount you produce slows down and facial volume is lost.
Sculptra® can redress the balance by stimulating collagen production again.

This treatment can be used to gradually and subtly smooth out lines, wrinkles and folds, as well as tackling loss of facial volume which can happen with the natural ageing process or dramatic weight loss.

sculptraSculptra® can be used to treat:

  • Deeper wrinkles, lines or folds
  • Hollow areas e.g. gaunt cheeks, temples
  • Cheekbones – to add definition
  • Jowls – to lift up saggy jowls

Sculptra® Procedure

Poly-l-lactic acid, the main ingredient of Sculptra® has been used medically for over 25 years in the treatment and repair of facial scars and contour defects.

Sculptra® is injected with a blunt needle called a cannula to avoid bruising or damaging vessels.

To start, a course of treatments is required and the number of treatments required will depend on age and skin condition. Directly after treatment the fullness is visible due to initial swelling and water content of the product, therefore, you will see a reduction in a couple of days. Collagen stimulation is a slow and gradual process so the first real results can be noticed four to six weeks after the first treatment. Please note that in some patients a difference may not be noticeable for more than 6 weeks. Results of Sculptra® fillers are long-lasting but need maintenance.

Patients can normally return to work immediately after treatment.

Sculptra® may be combined with other treatments. The timing of any combination of treatments will be agreed upon during consultation.

Key Facts

  • Treatment time: 30 minutes
  • Course of treatment: 3 treatments, once every 6 weeks
  • Maintenance single session: 6 – 12 months
  • Downtime: 2 hours
  • Post treatment: swelling, numbness due to anaesthetic, the chance of mild bruising
  • Aftercare: Facial massage after treatment is very important and is required to stimulate the collagen. Massage must be carried out for 5 minutes, twice a day for 10 days and then once a day thereafter for
    30 days.
  • Topical anaesthesia: cream applied 30 minutes before treatment
  • Exercise: next day
  • Make-up: can be applied 30 minutes after treatment

Sculptra® Patient Information Leaflet

Read more in the Sculptra® brochure.

FAQ

How does Sculptra® work to boost collagen?

Sculptra® is a longer lasting more gradual treatment. It’s a collagen stimulator that is injected deep into the skin where the volume loss is apparent. Sculptra® replenishes your own facial collagen where, over time it has been lost.

Collagen is the substance your body produces to give your skin a firm and youthful appearance, but from an early age the amount you produce slows down and facial volume is lost. Sculptra® can redress the balance by stimulating collagen production again.

This treatment can be used to gradually and subtly smooth out lines, wrinkles and folds, as well as tackling loss of facial volume which can happen with the natural ageing process or dramatic weight loss.

Where can Sculptra® Help?

This treatment can be used to gradually and subtly smooth out lines, wrinkles and folds, as well as tackling loss of facial volume which can happen with the natural ageing process or dramatic weight loss.

Does Sculptra® treatment hurt?

A local anaesthetic cream is used so that treatment is painless. An ice pack may be used immediately after treatment to calm any swelling.

Will I need any time off to recover?

Patients can usually return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.

When will I see results?

Following an average of three treatments, most patients will see a noticeable difference in approximately six weeks. Please note that in some patients further treatment may be required and a difference may not be noticeable for more than 6 weeks.

How long will it last?

Results of Sculptra® are particularly long-lasting and can be expected to last around 2 years.

Who carries out Sculptra® treatment?

Only the very best Doctors are selected to be trained in Sculptra® as its needs a specific technique different to other injectable treatments. Dr Barbara Kubicka is highly experienced in using the product.

Will my treatment be obvious?

Clinicbe is a discreet clinic and pride ourselves on discrete treatments which mean that no one will think you’ve been treated, but you will know you look great.