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About Sculptra

Over time, your skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance as a result of natural ageing. As the skin starts thinning and losing its natural elasticity, it becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. You also gradually lose the fatty tissue that helps to fill out your face, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle even more. The loss of facial volume can make your face look thin and narrow, with sunken cheeks - sometimes to the extent of making you look older than you actually are. With Sculptra, you can restore facial contour and eliminate lines, wrinkles and sunken cheeks without resorting to face lifts or cosmetic surgery.

Sculptra is a an injectable synthetic material that contains skin-smoothing microparticles to help lift and smooth sagging skin, wrinkles, creases, dark circles, and scars. It also helps to restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face. The enhancement is long lasting and looks completely natural. The results of a finished treatment can last up to 3 years.

The main ingredient of Sculptra is poly-l-lactic acid, which has been successfully used in surgical operations for more than 25 years. Sculptra was specially developed to repair facial scars and contour defects, and more than 150,000 patients have been treated worldwide since 1999. Sculptra is long lasting, biocompatible, and biodegradable.

Tinkable offer free consultations so you can discuss whether you may be best suited to Sculptra without any obligation.

 

FAQ's about Sculptra

How is Sculptra different?

A number of choices are available to you when you are deciding on treatment. Sculptra non-surgical cosmetic treatment has important advantages over the two main alternatives available, temporary ‘filler' treatments and permanent implants. ‘Filler' treatments only reduce wrinkles and creases for a relatively short time. Although permanent implants can remain for years, they can't accommodate the changes in appearance that happen as you age. Sculptra is also a far less invasive procedure than a face-lift or any other type of facial cosmetic surgery. Sculptra is a volumising agent that reduces facial lines and wrinkles and helps to restore the fullness of your face by stimulating your own facial collagen production to replenish your skin and provide natural looking results. Once your treatment is complete, the results can last for more than 3 years.

Which parts of the face is it suitable for?

Sculptra is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can help to correct:
Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds)
Folds around the corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
Sunken cheeks
Wrinkles and lines in the cheeks or chin
Deep scars

Who performs treatment with Sculptra?

Sculptra injectable treatment is performed by qualified practitioners who have been trained to use the correct procedures for Sculptra. Tinkable are not only qualified Scupltra practioners but their many years experience with botox and fillers mean they are highly qualified to perform the treatment.

Does the treatment hurt?

As with all injections, some discomfort is inevitable, and you may feel a brief burning sensation at the injection site. An ice pack applied after the treatment can help to relieve this. If necessary, your practitioner may also give you a local anaesthetic.

What happens after the treatment?

As your aftercare instructions will explain, you massage the treated areas of your face for five minutes at a time, five times a day for the first five days after treatment. Inform your healthcare professional if any side effects occur, such as inflammation or small bumps in the treated area.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects are tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, swelling or bleeding at the injection site. These side effects generally disappear in 2-6 days. One possible delayed side effect with Sculptra can be small bumps under the skin in the treated area within 6 to 12 months of the first treatment. These may not be visible, and you may only notice them when you press in the treated skin. The bumps sometimes disappear of their own accord. Visible bumps, sometimes associated 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 small risk of infection. Report any side effects to your healthcare professional.

Are the results from Sculptra treatment immediate?

Sculptra takes time to work, with the results becoming noticeable after about six weeks. It may appear to have an effect immediately after your first treatment visit, but this is because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra. When the swelling goes down after a few days and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before treatment.

Your healthcare professional will see you again in a few weeks to assess you. Two or three treatments are usually necessary to obtain the desired result. However, unlike some other treatments that require refresher sessions, the results can last for more than three years after the end of your Sculptra programme.*

* The results can differ depending on age, wrinkling and the type of procedure used.