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How To Achieve A More Youthful Look With Sculptra Cosmetic Filler

By Dr. Isabelle Yeoh

Hollow cheeks, loss of facial fat and collagen, a depressed look as skin around the mouth starts to droop, and nasolabial folds. These are just a few of the signs of aging and they are challenging to fix. But now there is a new cosmetic filler called Sculptra that can address this by stimulating your own collagen to recreate a fuller and more youthful face.

What exactly is Sculptra?

Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (a type of Alpha-hydroxyacid) that is injected into the skin. It is an FDA approved injectable filler that stimulates the build up of the body’s own collagen. This will lead to a reduction of lines and wrinkles, add more volume to the face and give an overall more youthful look. It is most commonly used to:

Hollow or flattened cheeks, nasolabial and marionette folds, jawline or hollow temples.

How is Sculptra different from other fillers?

While other fillers help restore volume and smoothen out wrinkles by adding substance to the skin, Sculptra actually stimulates the production of your own facial collagen. This is why the effects of Sculptra can last up to 2 years and why the results are so natural. Other fillers usually only last for 6-12 months.

Who can use Sculptra?

Sculptra is suitable for everyone that wants to enhance their facial features through adding volume or smoothing out wrinkles. Those who are pregnant or have any kind of bleeding disorder or who are taking blood thinning drugs should avoid the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Some immediate side effects may include bruising, skin redness and swelling which disappear within 2 to 6 days. Medium to long term side effects include small lumps. These tend to resolve spontaneously with minimal intervention. They tend not to occur if proper dilution and injection techniques are observed. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 24-48 hours. The immediate volume effect is related to the volume of water injected and this disappears within 72 hours.

How will I look after the procedure?

You will see the effects of the treatment approximately 4 weeks after the procedure with full results clearly visible after 3 months. You feel an increase in skin thickness, have softer and smoother facial contours, and have more facial volume. Results last as long as 2 years.

How painful is it and how often will I need to do the procedure to get these results?

There is a small amount of tolerable discomfort, but most patients’ feedback is that the experience is better than expected. The satisfaction rate is very high as effects are natural, gradual and long lasting compared to temporary fillers. The number of treatments required depends on the amount of facial volume requiring augmentation.

Sculptra can give you a new fresh and natural look. Dr Isabelle Yeoh from IYAC Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic at Camden Medical Centre in Singapore provides aesthetic & anti-aging treatments like laser hair removal, botox, IPL and laser skin treatments, hormone balancing and weight control.

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Yeoh, Dr. I. "How To Achieve A More Youthful Look With Sculptra Cosmetic Filler." How To Achieve A More Youthful Look With Sculptra Cosmetic Filler. 22 Jun. 2010. 11 Sep 2014 <>.

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Yeoh, D (2010, June 22). How To Achieve A More Youthful Look With Sculptra Cosmetic Filler. Retrieved September 11, 2014, from

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Yeoh, Dr. I. "How To Achieve A More Youthful Look With Sculptra Cosmetic Filler"

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