TREATMENT TIME 30-45 MINUTES
HOW IT WORKS
Poly-L-lactic acid is an absorbable, semi-permanent, injectable implant that can gradually restore volume and stimulate collagen formation.
Collagen rebuild injections contain poly-L-lactic acid ,Sculptra, which is naturally broken down by the body. They are injected beneath the skin’s surface and as the microparticles are absorbed, they encourage the body to rebuild its own collagen, gently restoring skin structure and volume.
Collagen rebuild injections are used to treat the face (excluding lips and around the eyes), hands, neck and décolletage.
Results appear gradually but are enduring, lasting up to two years. Three to four treatments over six months are recommended initially for optimum results. Results can then be maintained with one treatment a year.
Avoid blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil, one week prior
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for collagen rebuild injections and discuss any concerns or questions.
The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected areas using a very fine needle. The injections contain a local anaesthetic, (in some instances a numbing agent may be used).
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE
Is hypersensitive to ingredients including poly-L-lactic acid
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
Is under the age of 18
Has an acute or chronic infection
Has a history of, or susceptibility to, keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring
Has skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection at the treatment area
Has had any cosmetic injectable treatment (excluding anti-wrinkle) within the last 12 weeks
Has any planned surgical procedure 4 weeks pre or post appointment
If you are unsure, contact your clinic.
Swelling, pain, itching, redness, bleeding and/or bruising at the treatment area which is usually resolved within one week
Minimise excessive sun and UV exposure
Avoid facial treatments such as laser and chemical peels
Massage the treated area(s) gently for five minutes, five times a day for five days to reduce swelling and disperse the product evenly
Apply a cool compress to the treated area to help reduce swelling
FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS
To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment. Your next treatment will be due within six to eight weeks.