Sculptra: Collagen Dermal Filler Treatment in Singapore
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, joints, and tendons. Collagen is the compound that gives our skin strength and elasticity, along with the capability to regenerate and replace skin cells. As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down. This causes undesirable signs of aging such as wrinkles on the face, and sagging skin.
Common collagen treatments
Collagen creams are not effective because collagen molecules are too large to penetrate into the skin. Hence these so-called collagen creams often do not work effectively or bring about any long-lasting improvement.
Results for collagen dietary supplements have so far been inconclusive. This is because collagen is a protein that, when ingested, is broken down by the digestive system.
How is Sculptra dermal filler different?
Sculptra dermal filler is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works with your body to revitalise collagen production and help to establish a scaffold under the skin to add volume and augment facial features.
As Sculptra dermal filler is injected into the skin, the micro-particles are absorbed by the body to kick start the collagen production. Over the next 6 to 8 weeks after the treatment, new collagen strands help to restore facial volume, giving you a fuller, plumper face, with less visible wrinkles and folds.
How is Sculptra dermal filler administered?
The treatment is done by injecting the dermal filler deep into the dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin structure. Most doctors advise undergoing 3 sessions of Sculptra dermal filler over a period of a few months. The amount of dermal filler may vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen was lost.
Who is suitable for Sculptra dermal filler treatment?
Sculptra dermal filler works best on people with severe volume loss in the face, and people with deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Is it safe to undergo Sculptra dermal filler treatment?
It is an FDA-approved treatment in the U.S. and it has been used worldwide since 1999. Just like any other medical aesthetic treatment, it is best to seek the advice from a doctor before you start the treatment.
Any side effects?
Some common reported side effects are:
- Brusing and/or swelling
- Soreness at the site of injection points
- Achieve better skin tone and texture
- Replace lost volume and collagen safely and effectively
- Reduce deep lines and wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, lips, and neck
- Long-lasting dermal filler of up to two years
People with severe loss of volume and fatty deposit in the face. This treatment will also improve the overall appearance of people with deep lines and wrinkles.