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!