What the heck is Sculptra®?

What the heck is Sculptra? Fundamentally it’s a dermal filler. Sculptra is basically another way out to look young and fresh, it is anti-ageing treatment that allows your body to restore its natural collagen and fill in the fine lines that act as a sign of ageing. With our age we get to notice fine lines and creases all over our face that build up as a result of contraction of muscles, years of facial movements, and decreased level of collagen production which fills the creases naturally. This anti ageing compound is made up of microscopic crystals of poly-L-lactic acid, which breaks down within the body without causing any harm.

What constitutes Sculptra?

The key component found in Sculptra is an alpha hydroxyl acid which is also called the poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. This artificially created compound is safe for the body as it does not render any side effects within the body. It is biocompatible and biodegradable substance which easily breaks down within the body creating the required changes.

How is Scupltra Beneficial?

Sculptra (often referred to a facial contorting) has been proven to be harmless for skin and muscles. It could be safely used for reducing the ageing lines around the corners of the mouth and the chin area. While it is advisable not to be used around the eye and the lip areas. Scupltra does not contain any animal, human or bacterial components and thus it is said that allergy testing is not necessary before the treatment. The patients can safely move to their daily routine immediately post treatment.

When can the results be seen?

Scupltra does not inject fillers into the treated areas; instead it injects substances that allow our body to restore collagen that has been lost. Thus, this cannot bring overnight results for the patients; it usually takes a period of 3 to 4 months to notice the results. However, the after effects do not fade away very fast; the treatment results may stay on for a period of 2 to 5 years. The results may vary on different individuals. The patients will have to see the doctor for touch up procedures once they notice any diminishing signs. This anti-ageing treatment is taken for long lasting effects, and the fact that they do not render nay side effects on the body.


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