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Stimulate natural collagen production, rejuvenate the face and increase volume lost due to ageing.


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Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It works differently from traditional fillers by targeting the underlying causes of facial ageing.

Sculptra® stimulates natural collagen production, helping to rejuvenate the face by restoring the inner structure and increasing volume lost due to ageing.

Which cosmetic concerns can Sculptra® help with?

Sculptra® is effective in addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns related to facial ageing, including:

  • Fine to deep lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and the cheek region.
  • Loss of facial volume and contour.
  • Hollow areas in cheeks or temples.
  • Improving skin texture and firmness.

How is Sculptra® performed?

Sculptra® treatment involves a series of injections made into the deep layer of the skin, where collagen support structures are located. The procedure is typically performed using a fine needle or cannula, and a local anaesthetic may be applied to minimise discomfort.

The number of injections and sessions needed varies based on individual requirement, but typically, treatment will consist of 2-3 sessions scheduled 8 weeks apart.

“Sculptra is a perfect option for patients wanting to improve skin laxity in the mid face, particularly the folds that develop when smiling. It works by stimulating collagen levels in the face, the results will improve over time.”

– Dr Elizabeth Hawkes

How long do results last?

The results from Sculptra® develop gradually over a series of treatments and can last up to 2 years. As your skin naturally produces more collagen in response to the Sculptra® injections, wrinkles and folds can diminish, leading to a more youthful-looking complexion.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Following treatment, you should:

  • Apply a cold pack to the treated area to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Gently massage the treated areas as Dr Hawkes recommends.
  • Avoid excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure until any initial swelling and redness have resolved.
  • Keep hydrated and maintain a healthy skincare routine to support the collagen stimulation process.

Regular follow-up sessions may be required to maintain the desired results, as Sculptra® works gradually to stimulate collagen production over time. Dr Hawkes will advise on the best maintenance plan for your specific needs.

Please get in touch with the clinic for a personalised consultation or to learn more about how Sculptra® can rejuvenate your skin. Dr Hawkes’s dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction with results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Hawkes is available to address your inquiries. Should you have questions, we kindly invite you to reach out.


Is treatment with Sculptra® painful?

The discomfort associated with Sculptra® injections is typically minimal, thanks to the use of fine needles or cannulas and applying a local anaesthetic. Most patients report feeling a brief pinch or pressure at the injection site.

What is the cost of Sculptra® treatment?

Sculptra® starts from £750.

What is the downtime expected with Sculptra®?

The downtime associated with Sculptra® is minimal. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Some might experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, but these side effects typically subside within a few days.

Who is suitable for treatment with Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is suitable for a wide range of individuals seeking to address concerns related to ageing, such as deep wrinkles, volume loss, or skin laxity. It's particularly beneficial for those who wish to achieve a more youthful appearance by stimulating the body's natural collagen production. The treatment is tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient and can provide long-lasting results. However, it is not suitable for individuals allergic or sensitive to any of its components or those who have trouble healing after injuries.

What are the potential risks with Sculptra®?

Like all cosmetic treatments, Sculptra® carries some risks, though they are rare. These can include infection, bleeding, bruising, and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In most cases, these side effects are temporary. However, you should not get Sculptra® if you have severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis), are allergic to poly-L-lactic acid, or have a history of autoimmune conditions.

How should I prepare for Sculptra® Treatment?

To prepare for Sculptra®, you should: Avoid taking blood-thinning medications and supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil for a week before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising. Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy skincare routine. Discuss your medical history, allergies, and medications with Dr Hawkes to ensure Sculptra® is safe for you.

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