Volume loss occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the mid-face as the cheeks become flat and hollow. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon and his Aesthetic Injectors 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 promotes 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 Bensimon Center in Portland, OR to learn more about the benefits of this injectable treatment.
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"Fillers and facial treatments - I have been getting treatments at Dr. Bensimon's office for years, fillers, botox, microderm abrasion and skin tightening treatments for my face. I cannot speak highly enough about how amazing my experience has been each and every time. My skin looks amazing, I look younger and feel great! My results are very natural (which was very important to me). Andrea, Dr. Bensimon, Christopher and..."- B.Z. / RealSelf / Nov 24, 2018
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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 marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra helps to increase the body's natural production of collagen, many patients will have a visible improvement in the overall health and appearance of their skin.
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 a 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, we recommend a series of four Sculptra injections, each scheduled at Bensimon Center about three - six weeks apart.
What to Expect
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 injections 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can range in price, depending on how many units are needed to achieve your wanted results. Some patients may also need a series of treatments for optimal outcomes. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals and tailor a treatment plan for your specific budget.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. 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 and fill out 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, swelling, and/or redness. In some cases, bumps may become noticeable when pressure is applied to the injected area. Contact The Bensimon Center 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 and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It can specifically be used to restore 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 – 65; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do Sculptra 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.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Restore the volume and smoothness of your face with nonsurgical Sculptra Aesthetic injections at Bensimon Center in Portland, OR. We will help determine if Sculptra is right for your goals and concerns during your consultation before creating your custom treatment plan. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for Sculptra or one of our other procedures.