This injectable material is derived from a naturally occurring chemical which is produced as a by-product of normal metabolism.
Sculptra is injected as a suspension of a powder and as the body metabolises the powder granules the injected material is removed to be replaced by fresh supporting tissue which results in volume replacement and an overall firming of the tissues, often with some tightening. The benefits may last for three years or more and it is very important not to over treat. A treatment programme may require the injection of a number of vials, usually one or two at a time, spaced at 2-3 monthly intervals. Our doctors have been using Sculptra for over five years and are happy to discuss its advantages and disadvantages as they might apply to you if you want to consider a more enduring volume enhancer.