Volumizers (Sculptra)

What are Volumizers?

Volumizers are cosmetic injections that are used to create lots of volume and contour to larger areas when there has been generalized and significant volume loss. They are very effective in producing and replacing collagen that has been lost over time and are commonly referred to in the press as ‘liquid face lifts. Sculptra is a Volumizer.

Sculptra is a very effective treatment for creating pan facial contouring and volume and it has a rejuvenating effect on skin. This is not a quick fix option, it develops over a period and will require several treatment sessions, the number of sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person. We would recommend a course of treatment consisting of 3 separate injection sessions about 2-3 months apart. It should only ever be administered by an experienced Doctor or Nurse Injector and is used to treat patients with a condition known as Lipoatrophy. There is after care with this treatment and repeat treatments are required from 18-24 months onwards to maintain the look.

What do Volumizers do?

Not all cosmetic injections have the exact same actions. Yes, they are all delivered by using an injection technique, but more importantly their actions on the underlying tissues are different. We commonly refer to them all as Dermal Fillers but some neither fill nor are they injected into the skin but go through the skin into the deeper layers of tissue and some are laid very deep over bone. Sculptra is a Volumizer, its main ingredient is Poly-L Lactic Acid (PLLA) it isn’t a Dermal Filler and should never be used as such.

How do Volumizers work?

Sculptra is different because it gradually works overtime to replace lost collagen, it slowly and subtly corrects facial lines and wrinkles. This can result in a fuller, more youthful looking appearance that can last more than two years.

Are Volumizers permanent?

No – They will eventually dissolve. There are permanent fillers on the market, however at Brich Aesthetics, we do not provide them, as once they have been administered it is very difficult to alter or change them.