Lost volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Plastic surgeons Drs. Ankur Mehta and Peter Chang use Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume in the mid-face. In addition to increasing the volume of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that go from the edges of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra prompts the natural collagen production in your body, so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger compared to before receiving Sculptra treatments. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX to discover the advantages of this aesthetic treatment.
"I was referred to Dr. Chang by three of my friends who had gone to him for cosmetic surgery, and all three raved about their experiences with him. I am so pleased with the results of my breast augmentation. My results are so natural and you can tell that Dr. Chang truly cares about his patients."- D.B. / Healthgrades / Aug 21, 2018
"The results are exceeded my expectations. This doctor watched closely and made sure everything was developing correctly."- G.R. / Healthgrades / Aug 17, 2018
"Dr. Chang and his staff have been extremely helpful and kind, if I needed anything outside of the office, it's never been a hassle and call. They're patient and very thorough when explaining everything"- O.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 16, 2018
"Staff was very friendly and caring. Dr. Chang has excellent care and is great with follow-ups. Office treats you like family. Pricing was great as well. Dr. Chang is very skilled in all areas."- V.M. / Healthgrades / Aug 16, 2018
"Got a nose job April 18th 2018. I came in with a witch nose and left with a cute feminine button nose also got 615cc under muscle breast implants. Staff is phenomenal and dr chang is so caring and sweet hes a great surgeon. they took care of me. My mom also got lip implants chin reduction and rhinoplasty chang did a great job on her too"- N.S. / Google / Aug 15, 2018
Sculptra Aesthetic is great for anyone who wants to improve contour in their mid-face without implants and surgery. Candidates may have been born with hollow cheeks, whereas other patients have full cheeks that deflated with age. Sculptra injections may also help to improve fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, including chin wrinkles, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Since Sculptra's formula works to prompt the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will notice an improvement in the appearance and health of their complexion.
Following your consult to develop your unique plan for treatment, you can receive your injections in our procedure room. Your injector can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to sterilizing and marking the sites to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra is injected down to the deeper skin layers at the chosen areas of the face. For longer-lasting results, we perform a series of four treatments that are each performed at Timeless Plastic Surgery around three weeks apart.
What to Expect
Following your appointment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection areas that should resolve on its own in several days. To encourage healing, you may apply a cold compress to the injected areas. You should limit UV exposure after your appointment and always use sunscreen. Many patients will notice clear improvements immediately following their Sculptra injections with final results seen after a few months when the increased collagen production improves the health of the complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, a patient's results may be visible for as long as 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 cosmetic 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, 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 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 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 – 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.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Boost the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra treatments at Timeless Plastic Surgery in the greater Houston, TX area. Our aesthetic team will decide if Sculptra is appropriate for your needs and goals at your initial consultation before developing your personal plan for treatment. Contact our office to make your appointment for Sculptra Aesthetic or other cosmetic services.