Sculptra® is one of the few injectable treatments that can stimulate the long-lasting production of collagen for natural, lasting results. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we offer this treatment under the guidance of Dr. Go, one of the top physicians in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and the surrounding areas of CA.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a unique injectable treatment that is designed to stimulate collagen production for natural, long-lasting results, instead of providing temporary volume like most dermal fillers. The Sculptra® formula is composed of poly-L-lactic acid particles. As these particles are absorbed by the body, collagen production is stimulated. As collagen increases in the skin, it will naturally plump the skin, filling wrinkles and lines and producing a youthful appearance. Sculptra® injections can be used for the following concerns:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
The cost of Sculptra® can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is Sculptra® Administered?
Sculptra® is administered through a number of injections into and around the desired treatment area. The injection process is generally well-tolerated, and we offer a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The Sculptra® treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete, which is why it and many similar injectable treatments are referred to as “lunchtime” or “lunch break” treatments.
What is Recovery Like After a Sculptra® Treatment?
After a Sculptra® treatment, patients may notice mild bruising, swelling, or redness around the injection site. These effects are common, and typically fade within a few days. Despite these side effects, patients will be able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment. There is no downtime required after Sculptra®.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Sculptra®?
The results from Sculptra® may not be visible immediately, as it can take a few months for collagen to increase in the body and subsequently take effect. Most patients will begin to notice results within a few months of treatment, but the full results will not become visible until treatment is complete. We typically recommend a series of three treatments over the course of a few months for optimal results. However, once treatment is completed, patients can expect their results to last up to two years or longer.
If you are considering a Sculptra® treatment at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our practice is proud to work with Dr. Go, a highly skilled surgeon in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and the neighboring areas of California.