There are plenty of options for getting rid of facial lines and wrinkles – but not all of them target the same type of wrinkles. Some treatments target active wrinkles – those that are formed as a result of expressions, such as frown lines. Others target static wrinkles, which are caused by loss of elasticity in the skin, which is pulled downwards by the force of gravity. These type of wrinkles tend to be there regardless of your expression or muscle actions. Eventually, dynamic wrinkles become static.
Sculptra works best on shallow and deep static facial lines, including the nasolabial folds, giving subtle results that are natural-looking.
Sculptra is an injectable facial dermal filler, made from a biodegradable and biocompatible material called poly-L-lactic acid. It has been in medical use in dissolving stitches for decades.
It works by replacing collagen, the essential protein required for building healthy skin, which we produce less of as we get older.
Thailand has many state-of-the-art medical facilities and clinics, staffed by practitioners who are well-trained and qualified. The Thais take pride in their work, always committed to providing excellent services and thinking of everything their patients need to make their experience as straightforward and enjoyable as it can possibly be.
The reputation Thailand has as a center of excellence for medical tourists is for a good reason – and millions of patients who travel here each year for medical procedures simply wouldn’t come if the services were bad. Sure, you do hear some bad press from time-to-time, but then that is the same the world over, and not just unique to Thailand. Services for international patients are typically very good, with adherence to international hygienee and safety procedures, such as the International Standards Organization.
We always say that wherever you go and whatever medical or cosmetic treatment you are going to receive, that you find out as much as you can about it and do your homework. This not only prepares you, but also gives you the knowledge to decide what’s right for you. It is your body, after all, and so it should be your decision, especially when it comes to cosmetic treatments that aren’t medically necessary.
Medical Departures takes this side of things seriously, and while we can’t make a decision for you, we can provide you with the necessary information you require so you can make an informed choice if a particular clinic is right for you.
All of our clinics and doctors are background-checked, and this includes onsite-visits, verification of qualifications and professional memberships, legal/criminal record checks, international affiliations and patient testimonials. You can find most of this information under each clinic listing on our website, enabling you to come to your own decisions.
One treatment can be carried out in less than an hour. However, Sculptra is designed to work gradually and it usually works best as a series of 3 treatment sessions with 4-6 weeks between each one. The treatment stimulates collagen, and this takes 4-6 weeks to grow. The changes to your face will happen subtly, but more noticeably, usually a few weeks after each session.
Each session will involve injecting the product into the specific areas under your skin. You may experience discomfort, redness, swelling, itching or bruising afterwards, but it should subside after a few days.
You will need to massage the areas where you have had the treatment several times a day, to distribute the product, but your practitioner will give you precise instructions.
After your course of treatment has finished you should have visibly noticeable results for up to 2 years.
The cost of Sculptra in Thailand is around AUD $1,000 dollars a vial, with most patients requiring 3 vials for the course of their treatments, so around AUD $3,000 in total. In Australia it’s around AUD $1,200 per vial, or $3,600 in total.
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