Biostimulators are a popular type of injectable treatment that can improve the texture, elasticity, and overall appearance of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and other natural substances. Some of the most well-known biostimulators include Profhilo, Harmonica, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
At The CDE, we particularly favour Sculptra as a biostimulator due to its long-lasting results and versatility in treating a wide range of concerns, from facial wrinkles and folds to the loss of volume in the mid-face and temples. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in natural-looking, gradual improvement in the skin’s texture and firmness. The treatment typically involves a series of injections spaced several weeks apart, and results can last up to two years or more.
While each biostimulator has its unique benefits and uses, Sculptra’s ability to gradually improve the skin’s natural collagen production and longevity of results make it an excellent choice for many patients seeking non-surgical rejuvenation. As with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to consult with one of our qualified medical professionals to determine which biostimulator is best suited for your individual needs and goals.
What Areas can be treated with Sculptra?
Sculptra is a facial injectable that is primarily used to treat facial aging, but it can also be used on other areas of the body. Here are some of the different areas that can be treated:
- Face: It’s most commonly used to treat facial aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume in the cheeks, temples, and other areas.
- Neck: This treatment can also be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the neck, as well as to restore volume in the area.
- Décolletage: It can be used to treat wrinkles and fine lines on the chest and décolletage area.
- Hands: It’s used to restore volume to the backs of the hands, which can make the veins and tendons less visible.
- Buttocks: It can also be used as a non-surgical alternative to butt augmentation procedures, to enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks.
- Abdomen: Sculptra can be used to tighten and firm loose skin on the abdomen, often as part of a body contouring or tummy tuck procedure.
- Knees: Sculptra can be used to treat wrinkles and sagging skin around the knees, restoring a more youthful appearance.
- Arms: Sculptra can be used to treat loose skin and wrinkles on the upper arms, providing a more toned and youthful look.
- Duration of results: 24 – 36 months
- Recovery from treatment: No downtime, except for potential bruising. Patients need to massage for 5 days after receiving Sculptra treatments.
- Risks and complications: Low
- Anaesthetic: Local
- Procedure Duration: 10 to 20 minutes