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Foot padding booster injections

Avoid the foot ache caused by this season's unforgiving high heels with effective foot plumping Sculptra injections. Gel pads have been great but Sculptra is the queen of foot pad remedies sought by all of New York's Park Avenue Princesses and now available in London.

Ms Angelica Kavouni is London’s leading Sculptra expert and has been injecting feet for some time with great results.

"This treatment is great and becoming increasingly popular with my clients. Sculptra effectively stimulates growth of the body's soft tissue and after one or two sessions wearing heels becomes a breeze! Some of my clients can actually walk comfortably on a pebbly beach after treatment."

How does it work?

Sculptra is an injectable synthetic material that contains skin-smoothing microparticles to help boost and lift the skin. Sculptra (Poly-L-lactic acid) is a safe, injectable volumising treatment that works by stimulating the build up of the body's natural collagen and soft tissue.

Not only used for the feet, by replacing lost volume Sculptra restores facial contours and eliminates lines, wrinkles and sunken cheeks without resorting to face lifts or cosmetic surgery.

How long does it last?

You can expect results to last around 2 years with an occasional top up required.

What is the procedure?

Before the procedure a strong anaesthetic cream is applied to the ball of the foot to reduce discomfort. During the procedure a tiny needle is used to administer the product to the balls of the feet. After the treatment the balls of the feet may feel tender for a few days.

Initially water is attracted to the area which causes some swelling but this settles after a day or two. Sculptra takes around 6 – 8 weeks to work so if a second treatment is required this takes place around 8 weeks after the first.

Are there any side effects?

One possible delayed side effect with Sculptra can be the formation of small bumps under the skin in the treated area. These small bumps may not be visible, and you may notice them only when you press on the treated skin. These bumps tend to form within the first 6 to 12 months after the first treatment. Occasionally, these bumps go away by themselves. Visible bumps, sometimes with redness or colour change to the treated area, have also been reported.

For more information or to try the foot Sculptra treatment please contact PR Philippa Franklin on 07970056694 Ms Angelica Kavouni 129 Harley Street, London W1G 6BA.

Notes to editors:

An active member of the Sanofi Adventis UK's policy and procedure committee, Angelica is often called upon to lecture on the benefits of Sculptra to both her peers and the general public.