Sculptra ®

sculptra before to after

 

As we age we lose facial volume leading to the loss of the natural youthful curves of the face.

 

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra ® which is poly-L-lactic acid, has been widely used for twenty five years within the medical field and has a good safety profile.  It stimulates the production of collagen gradually improving wrinkles and folds and restoring volume to improve facial contouring.

How is Sculptra® administered?

Sculptra® is an injectable procedure and some patients feel a brief burning sensation at the injection sites.  A topical anaesthetic cream will be administered prior to treatment to alleviate some of the discomfort and an ice pack my be applied afterwards to calm the skin. Results are not immediate, skin thickness increases 4 - 6 weeks after treatment  for up to 10 months.  Further treatments at a later date may be required to obtain the desired results and results can last up to 2 years after the last treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects include tenderness, bleeding, redness, bruising or swelling at the site of the injections, lasting an average 2 - 6 days.  A possible delayed side effect is the appearance of papules or granulomas - small bumps under the skin, usually invisible.  As with any injectable procedure there is a risk of infection. 

Who should not have Sculptra ®?

Clients that should not be treated with Sculptra ® include those:- allergic to poly-L-lactic acid, other severe allergies, pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as clients on high doses of steroids and blood thinners.

Aftercare Instructions

Written aftercare instructions will be given to each client following treatment and include massage of the treated areas twice daily for one month.

What is the cost?

Prices from £395 - £790 depending on number of vials required.

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Sculptra ® Expert:

Kerry Knowles RGN DM INP

Staff Picture - Kerry Knowles RGN DM INP

Kerry Knowles has a background of neonatal nursing and medicine, with a wide range of experience in the healthcare profession, which has proven invaluable in her role as Cosmetic Treatment Practitioner and part owner of Aesthetic Solutions.

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