The importance of the consultation
It is really important that before you embark on any cosmetic procedure that you receive a full consultation. Here at Dermasurge Clinic, this will involve Dr Hiba Injibar, Consultant Dermatologist and our founder, assessing your needs, evaluating your medical history and asking why you wish to have the procedure. They will also assess if you are suitable for the treatment. This is your opportunity to ask any questions and share any concerns that you may have. If suitable for the procedure, then the clinician will talk you through the next steps with you.
How does it work?
Sculptra is a dermal filler that is injected into the skin via the use of very fine needles. The skin that is injected will gradually become thicker, giving the skin a more plump appearance. This is usually achieved over several treatment sessions. A topical anaesthetic can also be administered to the skin prior to the injections.
More than one treatment
Most clients will need more than one Sculptra filler treatment session. Ideally, you should be evaluated at least two weeks post-treatment to see if further treatment is needed. If you have very deep folds or wrinkles then you will need more than one treatment session.
When you will see the results?
Directly following the treatment, you will not see any obvious results. Once any slight swelling has gone down your skin may look like it did before the treatment, but this is absolutely normal. In most cases, it will take two to three treatments before you start to see a difference in the appearance of your skin or after six weeks following the first treatment. This is simply because it takes time for Sculptra to work and to encourage new collagen growth.
No cosmetic treatment will last forever, but Sculptra dermal fillers can last as long as three years. Eventually, the filler will be metabolised naturally by the body, so the skin will simply begin to lose elasticity once more. When this happens you will need to have further treatments.
The safety of Sculptra fillers
Sculptra treatment is safe, although every procedure does carry some risk. The formula itself is fully biodegradable and biocompatible, so it will not damage the skin or harm the body. It is allergy free and PLLA has been around and used in surgery for the past decade. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and has very few side effects such as minimal swelling and slight bruising, but these should resolve within a few days.
Is Sculptra filler treatment painful?
This is something that concerns many people. You may feel some discomfort when the needle is injected, but it shouldn’t feel painful. Some clients may also feel a slight burning sensation. However, the procedure should not be painful. An ice pack can be applied to the injected area following the treatment.
If you would like to learn more about Sculptra treatment and how we can help you then please do get in touch with us today by phone, email or call in and see us.