Sculptra® Vancouver

 

What is Sculptra?

The one thing that keeps skin looking youthful is collagen. Remarkedly, you lose approximately 1% of collagen per year after the age of 18.
Sculptra is another innovative injectable treatment offered at Skin Technique in Vancouver to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production to restore volume for a more youthful-looking appearance.

How Does it Work?

Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that is injected into the skin and restores collagen subtly and gradually over time to the skin’s inner structure as the PLLA microparticles are absorbed. This process increases facial volume and restores the signs of aging.

Procedure Time
15-30 minutes

Technique
Droplet injection

Anesthesia
Topical numbing cream and ice

Recovery Time
None

Discomfort Level
None to mild

Lasts
Up to 2 years

Results
Within 3-6 months of the treatment

Used to Treat

  • Deep Lines and Wrinkles
  • Shallow to Deep Nasolabial Fold Contour Deficiencies
  • Aging Skin
  • Volume Loss
*Results and patient experience may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sculptra

 

CAN I GET SCULPTRA?

The Sculptra treatment is suited for people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold wrinkles and other deeply formed facial creases.

Sculptra is not available for use to people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. This treatment is not suitable if you are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding.

 

HOW MUCH DOES SCULPTRA COST?

The cost of Sculptra in Vancouver can vary by clinic. This will be discussed at the time of your initial consultation and will depend on your specific skin care needs.

 

WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE? HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES IT TAKE TO GET RESULTS?

On average, three injectable appointments are required over a two to three-month period.
The number of appointments and injections per appointment vary depending on your unique skin care needs, specifically how much collagen has been lost over time.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Clinical studies have shown that 80% of Sculptra patients were still satisfied with their results 25 months after receiving the last injection of their treatment.

 

HOW IS SCULPTRA DIFFERENT FROM DERMAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers are gel like substances comprised of hyaluronic acid that diminish lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and crevices. Results are immediate and can last months to years depending on product used.

Collagen stimulators like Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), are used to restore volume to the deep underlying structure of the skin, deep within the dermis rather than topically, to diminish wrinkles, lines and creases. Results appear gradually over the treatment regimen (typically three injections over the course of 3-4 months) and can last up to 2 years.

 

HAVE SIDE EFFECTS BEEN REPORTED?

As with any injectable treatment, the most common side effects can include initial swelling, redness, tenderness, itching and lumps close to the injection site. Any additional concerns will be addressed at your initial consultation.