Sculptra, provides a naturally younger look by correcting the signs of facial ageing and gradually replenishing lost collagen. You’ve probably heard about Sculptra, which is amongst the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments around today in Singapore. Due to the popularity of other Dermal Fillers and Botox, your exposure to this “wonder-treatment” may be limited. Here’s a no nonsense guide to Sculptra.
What is it?
Sculptra, falling under the Dermal Filler category, is the newest and long lasting treatments. It is manufactured from poly-L-lactic acid, which is synthetic but does not have any harmful effects to a patient’s body. It also has a long history for its safety in the medical field, including threads for stitches following surgery. The FDA approved Sculptra for cosmetic purposes in 2009, but has been used in Europe since 2009, under the name New-Fill.
What does it treat?
Sculptra works by correcting wrinkles and folds, especially deep and fine ones which occur between your nose and lip (nasolabial lines), lip to chin (marionette lines) and ones that run vertically and horizontally on the forehead. In addition, this type of treatment is used to plump up and reduce skin depressions which appear due to scars.
Sounds great, but how does it work?
Sculptra’s main function is the stimulation of collagen (the protein which contributes to the volume of the skin and structure) production. This is essential as excessive exposure to the sun and age cause the collagen of your skin to break down, which is a major contributor towards the formation of folds and wrinkles. Once Sculptra restores the collagen, your skin’s fullness and firmness returns, giving you a youthful appearance. It has been widely reported that some people get results with one treatment, while others may require 2-3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
So with all this new information on this procedure, I bet you’re wondering, should I be finding a place that offers sculptra treatment in Singapore? The only way to answer that question is to weigh the cost and benefits of undergoing such a treatment. Since it is relatively safe to use, I believe the biggest factor in play would be cost. Once you have a clearer picture of the entire you should know whether this treatment is right for you.