Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
Volume loss occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the mid-face as the cheeks become flat and hollow. Dorner Plastic Surgery offers Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid-based dermal filler that allows for deeper and longer-lasting volume replacement in the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the cheeks, Sculptra can decrease the appearance of shallow to deep lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds (also known as smile or laugh lines) that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. With its unique formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra increases the natural production of collagen in your body, so even if you stop treatments, your skin will still be healthier and stronger compared to before. Schedule a consultation at Dorner Plastic Surgery in the Dublin and Columbus, OH area to learn more about the benefits of this injectable treatment.
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"When All else Fails - If you've read my first procedure review, you know what's happening. If not, I'll give a brief synopsis for you.Back in 2016; I worked my a** off, literally. After losing 90 pounds I was left with stubborn belly fat and saggy skin around my abdomen. It was really affecting me and my view of my body. I worked extremely hard and felt I had nothing to show for it. Enter in, Dr. Dorner.I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction done in September of 2016. 12 weeks into recovery..........Pregnant.I was extremely worried. I had just had this major abdominal surgery and now it was going to be undone; would it be okay for the baby, is it going to be too tight, would there be any complications? I had an amazing OB/GYN and it turned out her brother is a plastic surgeon. She said that she has had several patients that have had a tummy tuck and then had babies, with little complications, although they hadn't been as soon after.Long story short, everything turned out fine. I was fine, baby was fine (although she was breech and we couldn't get her to turn - no matter how hard we tried) and she was born in August of 2017.During my pregnancy I gained about 29 pounds. After my pregnancy, I gained additional weight. You know....new baby, whatever sleep I could get, nursing..these things took priority. I have managed to lose 23 pounds. So that's great, but it hasn't been lost from where I want. I've been trying hard, not as hard as before but still hard and the fats just not budging.I saw Dr. Dorner today for a consultation; after looking at the areas around my hips, he agreed and said he could perform liposuction with no issues. He did ask if I had had any drastic weight loss prior to my tummy tuck because I have more skin than he'd expect for someone who gained a small amount during pregnancy. I can't fault him for asking, I doubt he remembers my previous history, so I said yes. He briefly mentioned a posterior body tuck which I guess is like a tummy tuck for the backside. No thanks. Just the lipo please. I can live with my cellulite and not have to finance a down payment on a house.The quote was less than I imagined so I'm fairly certain this is going to happen. Just have to plan when; it looks like it will be shortly before mother's day, he's good at what he does and books out pretty far, plus it'll be my gift to myself."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 10, 2020
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Sculptra Procedure Technique
Sculptra is best for patients who want to add volume in their cheeks without surgery. Some candidates may have naturally flat cheeks, while others experience age-related volume loss. Sculptra can also be used to fill shallow to deep facial lines and wrinkles, like the nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra helps to increase the body's natural production of collagen, many patients will have visible improvement in the overall health and appearance of their skin.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
After your consultation to create your personal treatment plan, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. The injector may apply numbing cream or local anesthetic before cleansing and marking the injection sites. Once you are ready, the filler will be injected into the deeper layers of the skin at the selected areas. For best results, our aesthetic team recommends a series of four Sculptra injections, each scheduled at Dorner Plastic Surgery about three weeks apart.
What to Expect with Sculptra®
After your Sculptra treatment, you may have mild to moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site that should subside naturally in a few days. For faster healing, you can apply cold packs to the injection sites. You should avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your treatment and use sun protection. Most patients will see visible improvements immediately after their Sculptra treatment with full results appearing after several months, as the natural production of collagen strengthens the skin. When performed as a series of injections over the course of 3 – 4 months, results can last up to two years.
Sculptra Ideal Candidates
How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can range in price depending on how many units are needed to achieve your goals. Some patients may also need a series of treatment for the optimal outcome. During your initial consultation, your injector will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan for your specific budget.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It can help to restore the skin’s inner structure and volume over time as more collagen is formed. The rebuilt strands of collagen can effectively plump facial folds and wrinkles.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra has a long history of safety worldwide since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, bruising, redness, and swelling. In some cases, bumps may become noticeable when pressure is applied to the injected area. Contact our office if you experience any abnormal or lasting side effects.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who are wanting to soften the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It can specifically be used to correct chin wrinkles, lines surrounding the mouth, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. The most common age to receive Sculptra injections is between ages 30 – 55; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do results last?
For longer-lasting results, some patients may need to receive several Sculptra treatments. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last up to two years. Since the production of collagen continues to develop over time, results may appear more gradually.
Restore the volume and smoothness of your face with nonsurgical Sculptra Aesthetic injections at Dorner Plastic Surgery in Columbus, OH. Our skilled aesthetic team will help determine if Sculptra is right for your concerns and needs during your consultation before creating your custom treatment plan. Contact our office to schedule your consultation for Sculptra or one of our other procedures.