Sculptra

SCULPTRA

SCULPTRA

Sculptra is an FDA approved unique collagen injection that helps to gradually replace lost collagen, volumise and repair the ageing face. It is particularly effective in areas where the cheeks have fallen giving rise to a sunken, crepey appearance.

The specialist injects treatment within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra  helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.

BENEFITS

  • The formation of Sculptra in synthetic and used to restore volume loss
  • Once injected, Sculptra naturally boosts the production of collagen
  • When collagen is produced it naturally starts to add more volume and luminosity
  • Sculptra is quite a thick product, so when situated and in place the results can typically last a long time (up to 24 months).

PICTURE GALLERY

Areas that we can treat include:

  • Nasolabial lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?

Sculptra is injected directly into the skin, helping to stimulate the body’s own production of new collagen to thicken the skin, soften lines and wrinkles, and create volume in areas of fat loss. This creates smoother, tighter and firmer skin.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY CONSULTATION

During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether treatment is an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from the treatment. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed.

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If you still have questions about this treatment please contact us.

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PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT

  • Ensure there is no inflammation already present in the body the days leading up to or on your treatment day.
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications or blood-clotting medications approximately 7 days before your treatment day.
  • Try to limit bodily and emotional stressors prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for a week before your treatment.
  • Protect skin from sun damage by using appropriate sun screen lotion.

PREPARATION

  • On arrival to the clinic you be taken to a private room to have topical numbing cream applied, to ease discomfort during procedure.
  • As the cream takes around 20-30 minutes to take affect, you will be able to relax in our relaxation area.
  • You will be made comfortable on a treatment couch whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.
  • Your practitioner will check through your consent forms and medical history.
  • You will be then handed a mirror to discuss your requirements from the procedure.
  • You will be asked if you have any phobia’s to needles.
  • The treatment area will be cleansed.

CLEANING & DRESSINGS

The skin will be cleansed, and appropriate dressings or pre-treatment applied.

TREATMENT SUMMARY

45 - 60 minutes

Procedure Time

2 weeks

Results Seen

Minimal

Downtime

Tropical Cream Or Dental Block

Anaesthetic

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST FOR?

Typically results can last up to two years, results can vary for each individual based upon genetics, lifestyle choices and adherence to correct aftercare advice.

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?

  • Anyone with an allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the components of sculptra
  • Anyone with an autoimmune disease such as hepatitis B and C or HIV
  • Anyone on anticoagulation therapy such as aspirin, warfarin or clopidrogel
  • Anyone with a history of keloid scar formation
  • If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the dermal filler can be harmful to your unborn child)
  • Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated

TREATMENT AFTERCARE

During the first 24–48 hours after treatment you may experience redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas. These reactions are normal and resolve quickly and spontaneously over the next 2-4 days. You may apply light water-based or mineral makeup where necessary.

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, hot drinks and spicy food for 24 hours, as these may exacerbate bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid using any creams, lotions or gels that contain active ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A or C, Salicylic Acid etc and avoid using soaps and perfumes on the area for 24 hours.
  • Drink plenty of water for 2-3 days after the procedure as this will help promote the collagen stimulating effects of the treatment.
  • Firmly massage the entire area 3 x daily for 10 minutes for 10 days or 5 x daily for 5 minutes for 5 days with your fingers and a greasy moisturizer or Arnica cream. Small rice grain sized collections of collagen can occasionally be felt after 3-6 months as the collagen stimulating effect of this treatment reaches a peak. Very rarely larger collections of collagen can be felt but not seen and these will generally be reabsorbed and reduced over a 3-4 month period.

 

  • Avoid using any creams, lotions or gels that contain active ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A

or C, Salicylic Acid etc and avoid using soaps and perfumes on the area for 24 hours.

  • Drink plenty of water for 2-3 days after the procedure as this will help promote the collagen stimulating effects of the treatment.
  • Apply cold compresses as required to the area injected for up to 6 hours after the treatment. This will prevent or help to alleviate any bruising. It will also help to reduce any swelling. Do not apply ice as this will suppress the effect of the collagen stimulators. If there is no excessive swelling or bruising in the area treated avoid applying cold compresses but drink only COLD drinks for 24 hours.
  • Avoid supplements such as multivitamins, fish oils, glucosamine and Vitamin B or Vitamin E for 1-2 weeks, as they are blood thinning agents and may exacerbate bruising (if these supplements have been advised by your GP please check with your GP before stopping them).
  • Avoid exercise or excessive exertion for 24 hours

REJUVEN 8 COSMETIX INFORMATION, CONSENT AND AFTERCARE FORMS LAST REVISED 3/01/17 BY DR K L HOOKE

  • Avoid excess sun exposure, solarium or sauna use for 24 hours
  • Avoid using any creams, lotions or gels that contain active ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A

or C, Salicylic Acid etc and avoid using soaps and perfumes on the area for 24 hours.

  • Drink plenty of water for 2-3 days after the procedure as this will help promote the collagen stimulating effects of the treatment.
  • Apply cold compresses as required to the area injected for up to 6 hours after the treatment. This will prevent or help to alleviate any bruising. It will also help to reduce any swelling. Do not apply ice as this will suppress the effect of the collagen stimulators. If there is no excessive swelling or bruising in the area treated avoid applying cold compresses but drink only COLD drinks for 24 hours.
  • You can use Arnica (or Hirudoid) cream and/or arnica pulvules (available from the clinic or local chemist and also available in your aftercare pack) to help alleviate any bruising. NOTE: bruising can last 1-10 days. They are TEMPORARY and will completely disappear over time with no effect on your treatment. Once bruising has formed (within the first 48 hours) it is better to apply warmth to the area to encourage the body’s natural reabsorption of the bruise away from the skin.
  • If you have suffered in the past with cold sores on the skin or lips, please advise your cosmetic practitioner prior to treatment, as this viral infection may be re-activated by some injectable treatments. You can take L-lysine daily (available from the chemist or health store) for 2-3 days

prior to and after your treatment if necessary. If cold sores develop, you may also wish to take a more effective medical treatment such as Famvir (3 tablets taken all together in one single dose with food on the day of the treatment) or Valtrex (1 tablet taken twice daily). Please contact your GP or the clinic for a prescription. Please see our FAQ sheet on “COLD SORES” for more advice.

  • Firmly massage the entire area 3 x daily for 10 minutes for 10 days or 5 x daily for 5 minutes for 5 days with your fingers and a greasy moisturizer or Arnica cream. Small rice grain sized collections of collagen can occasionally be felt after 3-6 months as the collagen stimulating effect of this treatment reaches a peak. Very rarely larger collections of collagen can be felt but not seen and these will generally be reabsorbed and reduced over a 3-4 month period.

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