As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses its firmness and elasticity as our body’s rate of collagen production slows down. Fat that helps to fill out our face also diminishes with age, causing our skin to sag and wrinkle.
Our doctor, Dr Tina Peers, uses the injected treatment Sculptra™ to replace lost facial volume caused by the natural ageing process. This treatment stimulates your body’s own fibroblasts to produce collagen, and can only be performed by a fully trained medical professional.
Depending upon your individual treatment, Tina may use up to four vials of Sculptra™, injected over a series of appointments; usually two vials are used for your first treatment and one for each subsequent follow-up treatment.
It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. This typically subsides after a few days but sometimes can last for longer.
Initial results can usually be seen within six weeks. Six months after your first treatment, you would normally achieve 70-80% of the final result.
Treatment with Sculptra™ can give you a fuller, younger looking face that can last for up to two years.