Skin Rejuvenation with Sculptra: 5 Things You Need to Know

When it comes to the world of skin rejuvenation, it feels like a new treatment pops up every year. While there are several skin treatments, often they have different benefits, delivery methods, and uses. Let’s talk about Sculptra and what you need to know if you’re considering this skin treatment. 

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a unique injectable treatment designed to give you a younger, refreshed look. The injectable is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which promotes your body’s collagen production over time. It’s this new collagen that works like a filler and delivers the result. You can use Sculptra to add volume and create a softer, more youthful face. 

Collagen is a vital protein found in connective tissues. Collagen production helps keep the skin firm, smooth and youthful-looking. Ageing causes the production of collagen in the body to decrease. As a result, wrinkles and sagging skin occur. Your skin also loses fat resulting in hollowed cheeks, depressions, and indentations. Sculptra is an alternative to injectable dermal fillers, fat injections, and implants. 

Sculptra stimulates the skin to regrow its natural collagen over time. This corrects wrinkles and skin folds resulting in younger-looking skin. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, so it encourages the natural production of collagen. It causes a reaction in the skin that forms new collagen. 

Like a dermal filler, the Sculptra gets absorbed after about two years leaving behind a new collagen layer that usually lasts for 2 or more years. You will need to go for a series of treatments for a couple of weeks.

What to Expect During and After Treatment 

Before your appointment, speak to your plastic surgeon about medications and supplements you may be taking. You will have to remove any makeup beforehand. The doctor will map out where they will inject the filler. The area is cleaned first with an antiseptic.

Normally, the doctor injects the filler in multiple areas and then massages it to distribute the filler. There will be minimal swelling after the injections, so, apply cold packs. There will also be some redness around the injection site. Your doctor will advise you on how to minimise them. A majority of patients resume normal daily activities immediately. You can also apply makeup a few hours after if there are no visible open wounds or bleeding. 

5 Things You Should Know About Sculptra 

Like any treatment, you need all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Sculptra is a popular age-reversing injectable. Here are five things you should know about Sculptra. 

1. Sculptra is Different from Other Fillers 

Sculptra is unique in the sense that it’s not like other dermal fillers on the market. You don’t leave your appointment and see immediate results as you do with lip fillers, for example. Sculptra works by increasing your collagen over time. Usually, patients require several treatments over 4-6 week periods. During this time, your collagen production continues to increase, and you gradually see the results. 

Before and after lip filler at The Harley Clinic, London

2. Needs an Experienced Injector 

The botulinum toxin and filler industry is wildly unregulated in the UK. Although more and more people are calling for regulation, anyone can administer fillers, chemical peels, and laser hair removal regardless of any level of training or medical experience. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced injector of Sculptra to ensure the best outcome and results. 

3. Results Can Last Up to Two Years 

Because the injectable builds in the skin over time, the results can last up to two years. Results can actually last for longer than two years, but most patients opt for a top-up treatment around the two-year mark. This makes it a cost-effective treatment as the maintenance is fairly low. 

4. Natural Results Appear Gradually 

When done right, Sculptra looks incredibly natural. Since you have treatments over several weeks, the injectable builds up steadily and supports your skin. Be patient with your results, as Sculptra is a slow builder. As the volumising effect appears gradually, many patients find it delivers very natural results. 

5. Need to Follow Aftercare Instructions 

Before getting Sculptra, you need to be fully aware of the process and aftercare instructions. Often, it takes several treatments to achieve the desired outcome. There is a self-massage process that you need to adhere to following your treatment. This helps to ensure that the product is evenly distributed and reduces the chances of potential adverse effects. 

Reasons Why You Should Consider Sculptra

If your goal is to achieve smooth, firm and younger-looking skin, Sculptra may be right for you. Sculptra in the UK continues to grow in popularity and for good reason. Here are a few reasons why you should consider Sculptra:

Naturally-Looking Results 

Most people receive a series of Sculptra injections over several weeks. The doctor will make the injections in different directions. This creates a mesh-like pattern under the skin that acts as the foundation upon which collagen develops. After Sculptra treatment, collagen production doesn’t happen immediately but over time. This gradual onset of the results looks less overfilled and more natural. 

A Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation 

Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production. This helps repair collagen loss problems like wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin folds. Once the Sculptra has done its magic, the added fullness helps reduce the appearance of folds, wrinkles and fine lines. 

Skin Rejuvenation: 5 Things You Need to Know About Sculptra

Low Maintenance Treatment

One of the best things about Sculptra treatment is that it’s a low maintenance non-surgical procedure. Initially, you will need to go for a series of treatments that span a couple of weeks. After that, you can enjoy the treatment results for two years or more. 

Long-Lasting Results 

Sculptra results last longer than other cosmetic injectables like fillers. 

Sculptra Aesthetic: Hip Dip, Dents, and Butt Imperfections

Sculptra was first approved as a dermal filler to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Today, Sculptra injections continue to grow in popularity and are now used on other body areas like the butt and hips to restore volume. Hip dip contouring is one of the most successful applications of this dermal filler. 

Hip dips are common in thinner people since they have less fat. This causes a prominent dip to form between the thigh bone and the hip bone. The shape of the pelvis also determines whether a hip dip will be prominent or not. The problem with a prominent hip dip is that there’s very little you can do to correct it. 

Sculptra has proven to be very effective without needing fat transfers, liposuction or other forms of plastic surgery. You will need a series of three treatments to restore the volume in the dip. Most patients who go for this treatment choose to have the complete Sculptra Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). This consists of a hip dip, cellulite and a buttock plumping procedure. 

Sculptra injections help to fill dents and dimples to give you smooth buttocks. If you are considering going for Sculptra hip dip, make sure you choose a qualified and expert Harley Street plastic surgery clinic. 

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, Sculptra can turn the clock back and make you look fresh and well-rested. Book a consultation today at the Harley Clinic. 

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the reminder that I should also be mindful of the aftercare requirements when it comes to getting skin rejuvenation treatments. I’d like to know more about those because mine has been quite dry these past few months after healing from deep wounds. Maybe I should consider getting cosmetic procedures to deal with that.

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