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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

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What is Sculptra™?

Sculptra™ is a synthetic injectable material known as "poly-L-lactic acid". Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.

How does Sculptra™ work?

Sculptra™ is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. Sculptra™ provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear within the first few treatment sessions. Sculptra™ will not correct the underlying cause of the facial fat loss, but will help improve the appearance by increasing skin thickness in the treated area.

Do I need a skin test before being treated with Sculptra™?

No skin testing is required prior to use.

Who performs treatment with Sculptra™?

A qualified practitioner who has been trained to use the correct procedure for Sculptra™ performs the treatment. Your Healthcare Professional will clean your skin and then inject Sculptra™ in the areas of your face being treated.

Does the Sculptra™ treatment hurt?

As with all injections you will feel some discomfort with the Sculptra™ treatment. It may be that you notice a brief burning sensation at the injection site. An ice packed applied after the treatment will help to calm your skin.

If necessary, your practitioner can also give you a local anaesthetic.

What must I bear in mind after the Sculptra™ treatment?

Your Healthcare Professional will give you special Sculptra™ aftercare instructions. These include massaging the treated areas of your face in the first few days after the treatment.

All you need is a few minutes twice a day.

Are there any side effects from the Sculptra™ treatment ?

The most common side effect with the use of Sculptra™ include injection-related side effects at the site of injection such as bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. These effects generally resolve in 2-6 days.

Are the results from Sculptra™ immediate?

No. At your first treatment, it may appear that Sculptra™ worked immediately because of the swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra™. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body you may look as you did before the treatment.

Sculptra™ takes time to work, results should be noticeable after approximately 6 weeks.

Your healthcare professional will see you again in a few weeks to decide if you need more Sculptra™ injections.

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