Services & Treatments
Sculptra (non-surgical face lift)
In time your skin loses its full, firm youthful appearance – a result of the natural ageing process. Your skin becomes thinner and can sag, causing wrinkles and deep lines to appear. Sculptra can help by smoothing deep lines and wrinkles and also by returning lost volume to give you a natural–looking fuller face.
Frequently Asked Questions...
1) What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a synthetic injectable material known as Poly-L-Lactic acid. These materials are biocompatible and biodegradable so they do not harm the body and can be broken down by the body.
Sculptra has no animal or human origin and no allergy testing is required before treatment.
Poly-L-Lactic acid has been used in medicine and surgical procedure for 30 years.
2) How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra works in the lower layers of the skin by stimulating the build up of the body’s own collagen to smooth out lines and firm the treated area. Sculptra’s volumising effect also restores lost facial volume, resulting in a fuller younger-looking face.
Sculptra is a discreet approach that allows a gradual effect to occur. Usually 2 or 3 treatments are required and natural-looking effects should become noticeable after approximately six weeks.
3) Are the results from Sculptra immediate?
It may appear as if they are, due to swelling and from the water used to dilute the Sculptra, but this disappears in several days. You will then look as if you did before the treatment! Sculptra works by stimulating your own skin to build collagen around it, which take 4-6 weeks. Generally depending on age, lost facial volume and skin condition, 2-3 treatments are required.
Clinical studies have shown that the results of Sculptra can last for more than 3 years, significantly longer than many other injectable treatments.
4) 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. A topical local anaesthetic can be applied to reduce the discomfort.
5) What must I bear in mind after the treatment?
To ensure the success of the gradual, long-lasting effect of Sculptra, it is important that you comply with the aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare professional.
6) Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects with Sculptra are related to the injections themselves, such as: bruising, swelling, tenderness and redness. These generally resolve in 2-6 days. One possible delayed side effect can be small bumps, under the skin in the treated area. These may not be visible and they tend to happen within the first 6-12 months after the first treatment. There is also a small risk of infection. Report any side effects to your healthcare professional.
7) How much does it cost?
Each vial of Sculptra costs £350.00. Usually 1-2 vials may be needed per treatment.