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What is it?

As well as facial descent with aging comes loss of volume. This is particularly visible in the midface. The result is lengthening of the lower eyelid, separation of the lateral and medial fat pockets in the upper cheek and a hollowing of the lower part of the cheek. The science behind this non permanent injection treatment is well demonstrated in the medical literature. The active ingredient is poly L lactic acid which incites the patient's own inflammatory response to lay down more connective tissue and thus to re-volumise the midface. This results in a fuller face, which helps to create a fresher look.

The treatment consists of a series of injections using cannulae spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The time for each treatment lasts 30 minutes and massaging the area for the following few days.

Risks include bruising, lumpiness and failure to match patient's expectations.

Would I benefit from it?

The success of Sculptra, whilst it cannot be guaranteed, is well reported in the literature. It gives a natural enhancement and also improves the quality of the skin. It is a non-surgical treatment that is rising in popularity. A full assessment by your specialist is essential in setting achievable goals during the programme. The results last up to 2 years.

The Short Version

A series of injections to add volume to the face. Treatment time at least 30 minutes and the patient often requires 3 to 4 sets of injections spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Procedure Stats

  • Clinic
  • Topical anaesthetic offered
  • Up to 2 years duration

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