Quit using short term fillers … Sculptra works!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid (similar to the Lactic Acid the body secretes when we have muscle spasms). Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen, revitalizing your complexion and restoring youthful fullness for up to 5 years. Sculptra is meant mainly to correct mild to severe wrinkles in the face.
Sculptra is the only filler of its kind. Injected below the deepest layers of your skin. Sculptra works with your body to stimulate collagen production. As your body works to gradually absorb the Sculptra solution; a new collagen is created to add volume and reinforce the areas of the face that sag, sink, hollow, or flatten with age. Sculptra is a great way for volumizing skin and restoring its elasticity. Sculptra is more of a deferred gratification ‘journey,’ not a single event.”
What is the cost of Sculptra?
Sculptra’s cost in Portland Oregon will vary depending on how much Sculptra you will need. Most patients need 1 vial for every 10 years of age. Your needs are determined by Dr. Allen during the initial consultation. He is a master of facial mapping and knows precisely where to place Sculptra to produce the desired effects.
Many of our patients choose to use Care Credit to pay for Sculptra which is a convenient way to slowly pay for your service without any interest if balance paid within 6 to 12 months. The application process is very simple and can be done in the office. The results are returned within minutes.
Does Sculptra provide immediate results?
Most of our patients begin to see the results of Sculptra within the first 3-4 weeks after the first session. Dr. Allen tell our clients that “you usually will like Sculptra after the second treatment and you will love Sculptra after the third one”. Subsequent Sculptra injections occur at 3 to 4 weeks till the desired results and the recommended dose are achieved.
The first thing patients notice is the skin has more smoothed and pores are disappeared. Finer lines disappear and deeper lines become much less prominent. Volume in the cheeks and lift of the eye brows are noticed after few Sculptra injections.
What are the possible side effects of using Sculptra?
Any time a needle is used on the skin bruising and infection can occur. It is common to experience a headache, stiffness in the jaw area.
If Sculptra injection is too superficial granuloma or nodules can form’ Till today; Dr. Allen has zero report case in spite of being the third highest user of Sculptra in the nation. Dr. Allen swears by the rule of 5 in the recovery process. A 5 minute massage should be done for 5 minutes, 5 times per day. This process increases blood flow to the injected areas and produces a greater initial collagen response. The water and lidocaine, which are mixed with the Sculptra, are absorbed by the body within the first 5 days, and the initial swelling is gone.
What are the alternatives to Sculptra?
Sculptra is the one of few injectables that rebuilds and stimulates collagen, “Bellafill is another stimulant and it is the longest lasting FDA approved filler on the market”. If you are looking for longer-lasting results; you may consider fat injections or Bellafill,
People may desire immediate results, they may find another injectables like Juvederm, Resylane, Voluma and Belafill, to be a better option.
We have many FDA approved injectable fillers to help soften these unwanted wrinkles, those fillers are “what you see is what you get”. Sculptra will be the best “foundation” option to the face. Few Sculptra should be considered in every face and regardless of the age to create that glamorous skin known as “Sculptra Glow”.
Not every patient is a perfect candidate for Sculptra. Dr. Allen’s approach is based on “individual plan” rather than a “Product”> the best out come from a consultation is to understand the aging process. The volume loss in the face as a result from bone and fat loss and the effect of the face wrinkles is what will make you “with the help of Dr. Allen” come with the best approach to have an affordable plan to reverse aging.
Can Sculptra be injected outside the face?
While Sculptra is FDA approved for facial wrinkles, Sculptra off label use is appropriate in few other areas outside the face to benefit from Sculptra’s ability to create collagen, improve the skin appearance and create volume. That is why Sculptra can be injected in women’s décolletage area. Sculptra can also be injected to improve butt and thigh cellulite, it can also help acne scars. Sculptra if injected in large volume; it can create non-surgical butt lift which may last for years.