Restoring a more youthful look
Sculptra® is a popular option for restoring a more youthful look to the face using dermal fillers, and is a collagen regeneration product. It is an FDA approved soft tissue filler that stimulates your skin’s fibroblasts to produce new collagen, thereby reversing the loss of the skin’s fullness. It is used to fill and recontour areas where underlying supportive collagen and fat tissue have diminished with age or have been damaged by injury or disease. Sculptra® is most often used to cheek hollows, smile lines, and depressions around the eyes. It is also used to restore fullness to the hands for a natural, younger appearance.
Before & After
As we age, our body naturally creates less collagen, the skin component responsible for strength and elasticity. The decrease in collagen leads to the appearance of folds, wrinkles, and hollowness on our faces. To counter that, a customized cosmetic treatment plan can be developed for you, which might include BOTOX® or other longer lasting fillers and injectibles like Sculptra® or Radiesse®.
Dr. Andre Berger is an advanced injector trainer and has been called upon to teach other cosmetic surgeon the proper technique for administering long lasting fillers such as Sculptra®. Very few doctors have this specialized background and as a result, he is one of the few providers in the Beverly Hills area that are qualified to administer this long lasting treatment.
What to Expect With Sculptra Treatment
Sculptra® treatments consist of a simple series of injections into the deeper layers of skin. Each treatment takes only minutes to perform, and is usually done in a series of usually three sessions. Side effects include short term bruising, redness, soreness, and slight swelling. There is very little downtime.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does it Take for Sculptra® to Show Results?
Sculptra® does not produce immediate results. Instead, it works gradually over time to create long-term improvements in skin volume and elasticity. You may notice results within a few weeks, but it can take up to 4-6 months for the full results of treatment to become visible.
Does Sculptra® Stimulate Collagen?
Yes! The Sculptra® formula is specifically designed to stimulate the production of collagen. Patients will achieve a gradual increase in collagen for several months after receiving Sculptra® injections.
How Effective is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is one of the leading injectable treatments because it is so effective. Compared to other dermal filler products, Sculptra® produces results that look more natural and last for years longer.
How Long Does Sculptra® Last?
Sculptra® is clinically proven to last between two and three years. Patients can enjoy incredibly long-lasting results after their Sculptra® treatment.
What is the Average Cost of Sculptra®?
The average cost of Sculptra® varies depending on the number of injections needed to produce the desired results. However, given how long the results last, many patients find that Sculptra® is a great investment. Plus, financing options make treatment much more affordable.
Written by Dr. Andre Berger