A popular aesthetic treatment, especially for clients aged 35 and above, Scupltra is enjoying a recent return to the limelight. Its natural and long-lasting results appeal to clients who want to achieve a youthful look without it being obvious that they’ve had injections. Made from a biosynthetic and biodegradable substance, Sculptra injections are suitable for almost everybody, except for those with a compromised immune system.
A favourite amongst celebrities, Sculptra is the go-to anti-ageing treatment for many, reversing wrinkles and fine lines as well as restoring volume across the face and body. Discover everything you need to know about this A-list favourite below.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid used to stimulate collagen production and restore lost volume. It can be used across the body and the face in a range of different techniques with results that last for two to three years.
A popular anti-ageing treatment, Sculptra treats the underlying causes of an aging appearance where topical creams and other treatments are unsuccessful. In fact, studies show that the results of Sculptra last up to three times longer than regular fillers.
This is because the poly-L-lactic acid that makes up Sculptra works to rebuild the proteins within the skin. Over time, as the PLLA is absorbed into the body, natural collagen production is stimulated, restoring volume, reducing wrinkles, and revitalising the skin.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid is a synthetic substance that is biocompatible and gradually biodegrades in the body. In a Sculptra treatment, the PLLA is injected into the dermal plane of the skin where collagen is used to support the skin’s structure.
Sculptra treatments can be performed by both medics and non-medics with the right training. Thinking of offering this to your own clients? Book a course with Cosmetic Couture and qualify in just one day.
Where can Sculptra be used?
Sculptra is suitable for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restoring collagen and volume to depressed areas on the face and body. Some of the most common areas for Sculptra treatments include
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Sunken cheeks
- Wrinkles in the cheeks or chin
- Deep scars
Lanluma vs Sculptra
Lanluma is the next generation of poly-L-lactic Acid stimulators working in the same way as Sulptra, but with a more pronounced plumping effect. Lanluma started life as a filler for the hips and bum, but has since been used to treat fat loss and wrinkles in the face too.
How much does Sculptra and Lanluma Cost?
The cost of a Sculptra or Lanluma treatment depends on how many vials you’ll need to achieve results. For larger areas such as hip dips or bum fillers, you’ll need around 2-3 vials. For smaller areas like marionette lines and nasolabial folds you may need less depending on how deep the lines are. During your initial consultation, your asethetician will assess the treatment area and tell you how many vials you’ll need during your treatment.
Typically, costs start from around £350 for one vial or around £650-700 for two vials depending which part of the country you have your treatment.