Sculptra helps patients in Portland, OR obtain youthful skin and skin rejuvenation
Sculptra is a dermal filler that is used to augment skin and soft tissues. Sculptra injections are used in strategic locations on the face or body, where they not only provide instant volume and fill in wrinkles but also stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, which is the protein that provides elasticity and youthfulness to the skin. This boost in collagen produces longer lasting youthful effects.
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. This substance is biocompatible, which means that it works in harmony with your body.
Benefits of Sculptra for facial skin rejuvenation
As you age, you lose volume and fat in your face, which causes your skin to sag and creates wrinkles. Sculptra is primarily used to treat the deep wrinkles in the following areas of your face:
Sculptra before and after pictures show the dramatic effect that this non-invasive treatment can have on your appearance.
It's used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years.*
Between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), commonly called "smile lines"
In the lines framing your mouth, also known as "marionette lines" or "laugh lines"
On your chin
Sculptra butt lift
Many people think that non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as Sculptra injections are only used on the face, but they can also be used to produce great results in other areas. Many patients have achieved a firmer, more toned-looking buttocks with a Sculptra butt lift. In this procedure, the doctor first numbs the area and then injects Sculptra into the upper buttocks with a very fine needle. This augments the buttocks, improving the texture and volume and diminishing the appearance of cellulite. Depending on the results you are seeking, you may need multiple treatments that are about six weeks apart.
Getting started with Sculptra: what to expect
You should consult with a qualified medical professional to determine whether Sculptra is right for you and the right number of treatments needed for your specific goals. The Sculptra cost varies from patient to patient and depends on factors such as the number of vials of Sculptra and the number of visits that are needed to achieve your desired results. The medical team will discuss the cost of your individualized treatment plan with you.
You do not need to do any special preparation in advance of a visit for Sculptra injections, except that your doctor may advise you to stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen for a short time before treatment to minimize the risk of bleeding.
At your visit, the doctor cleanses the area that the skin will be injected, and a topical numbing agent may be used to make you more comfortable during the procedure. Then, the doctor will inject small amounts of Sculptra into strategically mapped locations with a very fine needle.
The downtime you will need after Sculptra injections is minimal and you can return to your daily activities right away after the treatment.
The side effects you may experience include swelling, bruising, redness, bumps, or pain at the site that it was injected.
You will notice some immediate results due to the additional volume of the Sculptra filler, but the biggest impact from Sculptra may take six weeks to a few months after the treatment to be noticeable. This is because it takes time for the boost that Sculptra gives to your body’s natural collagen production to take effect. The results from Sculptra injections typically last about two years.
Schedule your consultation today
Dr. Adam Maddox and his experienced associates at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland OR are here to consult with you about your desired results and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Maddox trains other medical professionals on techniques for injectables and is highly qualified to give you the results you seek. Call the team at Thrive at (503) 928-6505 to schedule your consultation today!
Sculptra Before & After Images
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sculptra filler?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that is made from a synthetic, biocompatible material called poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra is a highly effective dermal filler that provides anti-aging, volume-boosting, and anti-wrinkle effects for up to two years.
What is Sculptra good for?
The two main cosmetic uses for Sculptra are to boost volume that has been lost as part of the aging process or illness, and to fill in wrinkles that have formed over time.
Sculptra - where can it be used?
Sculptra is a versatile dermal filler that can be used to add youthfulness and volume to several locations on the face and body. It can correct facial wrinkles and folds that range from shallow to deep, and plump hollowed out areas in the face that can make you look older. Common areas that are treated include:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Wrinkles in the chin and neck
- Hollowed-out look beneath the eyes
- Sunken cheeks
- Lips that have lost definition
Sculptra can even be used in the buttocks area! Often called a “Sculptra butt lift,” when Sculptra is injected into the upper buttocks, it augments the shape, texture, and volume of the buttocks area and diminishes the appearance of cellulite.
Does Sculptra work?
Yes! Sculptra is highly effective at increasing facial volume in areas where it has been lost, restoring definition and youthfulness to your face. It is also effective at minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, and because its results are long-lasting, many patients prefer it over other types of cosmetic injectables.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
If you are wondering, “Is Sculptra safe?”, you are not alone. This is an important question to ask about any cosmetic procedure! Sculptra is made from a material called poly-L-lactic acid that has been used in surgical applications, such as dissolvable stitches, for over 20 years. Additionally, Sculptra was approved by the FDA for the treatment of facial wasting in patients with HIV or AIDS in 2004. Because it is made from a synthetic material that is biologically inert, there is no risk of allergic reactions to Sculptra and there is no need for pre-treatment allergy testing.
What is the treatment like?
Dr. Maddox will discuss whether you need anesthetic prior to your treatment, which can minimize discomfort from the injections. He will then determine the best locations to inject Sculptra and inject it evenly underneath the skin. The treated areas will then be massaged to help distribute the material evenly so that bumps do not appear. When your treatment is complete, you can resume your normal daily activities immediately, with no downtime.
How long will Sculptra last? Does Sculptra last forever?
Many patients ask, “Is Sculptra a permanent filler?” While it is not permanent, the results do last much longer than most other injectables. In fact, Sculptra can last up to two years, whereas many other injectables only last a few months. This makes Sculptra a great choice for patients when budget and time constraints are important factors. More frequent procedures tend to cost more, so long-lasting treatments like Sculptra can be beneficial for your wallet, as well as save you time.
Are Sculptra injections painful?
Because people have varying tolerance levels for pain, each person will experience the treatment differently. Some patients find that the injections are painful, whereas others do not experience any discomfort. If you have sensitive skin, we can use a topical anesthetic before your injections to enhance your comfort during the procedure.
Where to get Sculptra?
While Sculptra is safe, it is important to seek a highly trained professional to evaluate your skin for whether you are a good candidate and to perform the injections. If you are thinking about getting Sculptra injections, we encourage you to call Dr. Adam Maddox at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR. Dr. Maddox is not only skilled at performing injections for beautiful, natural-looking results, but also trains others on techniques for injectables to achieve the best results.