Are you looking to achieve a brighter and more youthful appearance? Well, you’re in luck because we are here to introduce you to Sculptra — a popular cosmetic treatment that has gained popularity in recent years. Sculptra is a biostimulator that stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that is responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. In this blog post, we will explore what Sculptra is, how it works, and what to expect during and after treatment. Read on to find out more.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable biostimulator made of poly-L-lactic acid. It is used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, which can help to restore volume and improve skin texture. Unlike traditional fillers, Sculptra works gradually, producing incredibly natural-looking results over time. Sculptra is FDA-approved and has been used for cosmetic purposes since 2004.

How Does Sculptra Biostimulator Work?

Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production process. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra acts as a scaffold, stimulating the growth of new collagen fibres. As the collagen grows, it fills in wrinkles and adds volume to areas that have lost their natural fullness.

Unlike traditional fillers, which work by adding volume to the skin, Sculptra works by gradually restoring volume over time. In other words, the results of Sculptra are not immediate, but rather develop gradually over several months. This slow, natural-looking improvement is a significant advantage of Sculptra over other injectable treatments, and a great option for anyone who is looking to avoid ‘pillowface’.

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Unlike other similar injectables, results from Sculptra can last up to two years, depending on the individual and the area treated. However, it is important to note that Sculptra requires multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. Patients typically require three to four sessions spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve the desired effect, but because each patient has different aesthetic needs, treatment plans can vary.

At Medical Aesthetic, we pride ourselves on tailoring a custom treatment plan for all of our patients. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and we strive to work alongside our trusted patients to achieve the best results possible. Learn more about the dermal fillers we offer here.

What Areas Can Be Treated WIth Sculptra Biostimulator?

Sculptra biostimulator can be used to treat several areas of the face, including:

  • Cheeks: Sculptra can restore volume and definition to the cheeks, which can sag and flatten with age.
  • Temples: Sculptra can be used to add volume and lift to the temples, which can hollow with age.
  • Jawline: Sculptra can be used to define and contour the jawline, which can become less defined with age.
  • Chin: Sculptra can add volume to the chin, which can recede with age.
  • Nasolabial Folds: Sculptra can soften the appearance of the nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines or laugh lines.
  • Marionette Lines: Sculptra can improve the appearance of the marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

Because Sculptra works gradually by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production process (unlike other fillers), it can take up to several weeks to see the full results of treatment. After the initial treatment, patients may notice some improvement in the treated areas within a couple of weeks, but the most significant improvement will typically occur several months after the final treatment session. The gradual improvement in skin texture and volume occurs as the body produces new collagen fibres, and patients may notice that their skin becomes smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking over time.

What To Expect During and After Sculptra Treatment

As mentioned above, Sculptra treatment typically involves a series of injections administered over several sessions. The number of sessions required will depend on the area being treated and the desired outcome. During each session, a local anaesthetic may be used to reduce discomfort. After the injections, patients may experience some swelling and bruising, which is completely normal and usually resolves within a few days.

As always, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your injector to ensure optimal results. You should avoid exposing the treated area to excessive heat or cold, refrain from consuming alcohol, and avoid strenuous exercise or activities for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

Sculptra Biostimulator Aftercare

After receiving Sculptra biostimulator treatment, there are several steps you can take to ensure optimal results and minimise any potential side effects:

  • Avoid Touching Treated Areas: Try to avoid touching the treated area for at least six hours after treatment to reduce the risk of infection or irritation.
  • Apply Ice: Applying ice or a cold compress to the treated area can help reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Avoid Strenuous Exercise: Avoid strenuous exercise and other activities that could cause excessive sweating or increased blood flow to the treated area for at least 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from the sun by wearing a hat, using non-comedogenic sunscreen, or avoiding sun exposure altogether for at least 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after treatment to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising.

Book Your Appointment Today

At Medical Aesthetic, our team of highly trained and experienced clinicians offer a range of services to help you look and feel your best. From injectables to skin rejuvenation treatments, we have the expertise and tools to help you achieve your desired look. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs

So why wait? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals.