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Sculptra in our London Clinic

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic is a specialist form of non-surgical cosmetic treatment that helps to correct wrinkles and contour deficiencies to enhance the look of facial skin in a natural and highly appealing way. This includes both deep and shallow smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, chin creases, and dimpling.

The professional injectable treatment acts to revitalize skin, removing the signs of wrinkles and sagging skin, whilst bringing volume back to the face.  

Sculptra is injected directly into the deep dermis, which is where it can stimulate the natural production of collagen. Overtime, Sculptra will encourage your skin to produce more collagen, helping your face to look younger, feel firmer, and regain a healthy glow.

Many people choose Sculptra for its natural approach to ensuring long-term benefits. The treatment is very simple, and often quite painless, making it one of the top and most preferred ways to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging without damaging the body or using harmful toxins.

Benefits of Sculptra

The reason why so many people choose to undergo Sculptra treatment in Illinois, as opposed to the alternative treatments, is because of the long list of benefits that Sculptra offers. Many of these benefits surround the different areas of the face, and the signs of aging, that Sculptra is able to help with, including:

  • Marionette and Smile Lines
  • Improved Jaw and Chin Definition
  • Sagging and Drooping Skin
  • Pre-Jowl Sulcus
  • Facial Depressions
  • Facial Indentations
  • Sunken Eyes and Temples
  • Hollowed Cheeks and Eyes
  • Dark Circles Around the Eyes
  • Acne Scarring

THE SCULPTRA TREATMENT PROCESS

It is normally required that Sculptra treatment in Illinois be undertaken in multiple stages, as commonly between 3 and 5 treatments will be needed. However, this does vary on a patient to patient basis, depending on how much treatment the patient wants and what areas of their skin the treatment is targeting. This treatment is not undertaken over the course of a few days, it is normally advised for the treatment to span multiple months.

During the treatment, the Sculptra will be injected into the face, targeting the areas of the face where it will help to encourage the production of collagen. Each treatment can last an average of 30 minutes to an hour, with the needs of each patient being slightly different. The actual treatment process is very straightforward, and many people find that it’s not overly painful. In some cases, a local anesthetic or numbing cream can also be applied to the face to make the procedure easier for the patient. To make sure the Sculptra has an even distribution, a short massage treatment will follow the injections.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE UNDERGOING SCULPTRA TREATMENT?

Before undergoing Sculptra treatment in Oakbrook you’ll have a consultation with a cosmetic treatment expert. This is to make sure that you’re suitable for Sculptra treatment, understand what the treatment entails, and to advise you on what you can do before the treatment.

There are a number of protocols before Sculptra treatment that can help to prevent bruising from occurring after the injections, such as avoiding certain medications like supplements for Omega-3 and anti-inflammatories. Certain creams can also reduce the risk of facial bruising after the treatment has taken place.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER SCULPTRA TREATMENT?

The recovery after Sculptra treatment is not very taxing, and there should be no reason why you can’t go back to work or continue your daily routine after the procedure. In the days following the treatment, it’s advised that you regularly massage the area, around 5 times a day for a short period of time. It can also help to use an ice pack on your face occasionally for the first 1-2 days after your Sculptra treatment.

WILL I NOTICE THE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?

It really varies from person to person whether you will see an immediate improvement straight after the procedure. Some patients will notice a considerable difference to their skin immediately, although this will only be the beginning of the transformation. You may notice that some of the volume has been returned to your skin, and your skin may look and feel younger.

Shortly after the treatment, your body will undergo a boost in collagen production, so you will continue to see improvements in the appearance of your skin weeks after treatment. This natural development can really enhance the appearance of your face after Sculptra treatment, reducing the appearance of wrinkles in a soft and natural way.

HOW LONG WILL SCULPTRA TREATMENT LAST?

The length of time that the results from the Sculptra treatment lasts can vary from patient to patient, however, it’s normally expected that the results will last about 2 years. After this time, the biodegradable product will likely have been completely absorbed by your body. However, the benefit of the collagen production could mean that your skin looks and feels healthier for much longer, sometimes lasting another 2 years, or even longer for some patients.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH SCULPTRA TREATMENT?

Sculptra is considered to be an incredibly safe form of treatment to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging in the face. However, patients do need to be assessed on a one-to-one basis to make sure that they are suitable for the treatment, and to check that their immune system is healthy. It’s crucial for all patients to inform their Oakbrook physician of any existing conditions and infections, and any medication they are taking, before they undergo treatment.

The treatment should only ever be administered by a professional, who knows how to inject Sculptra safely, and make sure that the patient not going to have any adverse effects to the procedure. Many treatments are very straightforward, with patients returning to their normal routine shortly after treatment, but there are a couple of minor side effects that can occur. These include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Slight Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Tenderness

In some cases, where the Sculptra hasn’t distributed evenly, there is a possibility that lumps and bumps may form under the skin. These can normally be treated very easily by just massaging the skin gently on a regular basis.

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