When you reach a point where your face begins to look older and gaunter, the main culprit is almost always a decline in collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your body that plays a big part in keeping your skin elastic and voluminous. While collagen is plentiful in your younger years, your body stops making as much as it ages.
At Portland Face Doctor, our specialists use Sculptra, a popular brand of dermal filler, to restimulate collagen production and rejuvenate your face. Best of all, this FDA approved treatment offers results that last up to two years.
Sculptra restores a youthful appearance to your face by activating collagen production. This collagen makes the skin more elastic, which minimizes lines and adds appealing fullness.
Usually, Sculptra is used to address smile lines, frown lines and other assorted wrinkles surrounding your mouth and nose. Some patients have found success using Sculptra to treat skin laxity on other parts of the body, such as the knee and chest. Sculptra is remarkably effective at minimizing signs of cellulite, which is why it is also used on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
Sculptra Treatment Details
Sculptra differs from most other dermal fillers because it contains poly-L-lactic acid, an ingredient used in dissolvable stitches. To begin, your expert injector applies a topical anesthetic to the skin. Other than a momentary pang when the needle punctures the skin, discomfort should be minimal.
Sculptra Recovery: It’s Easy
You should not experience any downtime after a Sculptra injection. While your skin may have slight signs of bruising and swelling for a few days, you are free to resume work and other normal social activities as soon as you leave Portland Face Doctor.
Sculptra’s Long-Lasting Results
Your results from Sculptra are not immediate. It can take a few months after your injection for collagen production to reach its peak. Sculptra is the dermal filler of choice for patients who prefer having results that manifest gradually. This makes it almost impossible for friends and coworkers to detect cosmetic enhancement. On the other hand, if you want faster-acting results, you are better served by another type of dermal filler.
Sculptra rewards your patience with its longevity. The results of this injection can last up to two years — much longer than most other injectable treatments. To maintain your results, you can return every couple years for additional injections.
The full price of Sculptra depends on the number of areas you choose to treat, as well as the amount of Sculptra needed to attain your desired results. After hearing your goals, the experts at Portland Face Doctor can provide a complete quote. Sculptra is not covered by medical insurance, though many patients do qualify for financing options.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. David Magilke and his team of experts are frequently labeled the best injectors in Portland. If you are interested in learning more about what Sculptra can do for your lines, wrinkles, and cellulite, our friendly team is available to answer your questions and confirm your candidacy for this treatment. Call (503) 297-6511 for a consultation.