Sculptra: A unique concept in filler injection has been highly popular worldwide. Instead of the traditional concept where a filler is injected only where a wrinkle is most obvious, Sculptra collagen stimulating injection helps to trigger your body’s own mechanisms to generate new collagen. This targets aging skin at the root: diminishing collagen. What it means to you is that the change is not just in reduction of a specific wrinkle or groove, but in an overall rejuvenation of the entire face. As we age, our face inevitably goes through a deflation (loss of youthful collagen, fat and even bone support), descent and overall skin deterioration and degradation. We call this the dreaded 4 D’s of aging. Imagine if you can reinflate a leaky balloon, that is what Sculptra does in a natural, gradual way. For many years, this treatment has been highly popular in Taiwan, where the term 童颜针 originates. Sculptra is USFDA approved, and has been in use worldwide by renowned doctors for more than 10 years now.
Where are the areas that Sculptra will be useful?
The advantage of Sculptra over regular hyaluronic acid fillers is that you get a lot more volume, and it is therefore much more cost effective. In general, if one desires a more rejuvenated face, we would advise injection to the following areas:
Temples, forehead, cheeks, laugh lines, chin. This will give you the overall improvement, resulting in a balanced, refreshed effect.
Is the process painful?
Sculptra is premixed with a pain killer to minimize any discomfort during and after the injection. A pre-numbing cream is applied on the face to ensure total comfort. Our patients report that the procedure was very tolerable.
Will I notice the difference immediately?
Immediately after the injection of Sculptra, you will notice that skin is slightly fuller with mild swelling. This will subside over the next few days. This is when your body gets to work generating new collagen. Within 2 months, you should notice an improvement to your appearance: more refreshed, fuller skin tone that can only be described as youthful yet natural.
Can I return to work immediately?
You may return to work and social activities, although we advise avoiding strenuous activities for 3 days. There is no downtime associated with Sculptra injection, except for the occasional bruising that may last up to 1 week.
How many sessions do I need and how long do the results last?
In general, depending on the severity of aging and the desired effect, you will need 2 to 3 sessions over 6 months. The results that are achieved will last 2 years on average. Speak to us about Sculptra today.
Any special precautions after I have had Sculptra?
You should massage your face 5 times a day, for 5 minutes each time, for 5 days post procedure. We call it the 5, 5, 5 of Sculptra.