Portland Plastic Surgery Group
1200 Northwest Naito Parkway #310
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 292-9200
Fax: (503) 292-9205
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable product that works by stimulating new collagen growth in the deep layers of the skin, resulting in long-lasting improvements to treat deep wrinkles and loss of volume in the cheeks, temples, and other areas of the face. Sculptra is made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), not hyaluronic acid like other dermal fillers we use at MDBeautyLab here in Portland. This means that the results of Sculptra last longer but appear more gradually over time than dermal fillers, making it a popular choice for many of our patients.
Our Skin Rejuvenation Specialists
Few plastic surgery practices feature a team of skin rejuvenation specialists with as much experience, training, and passion for aesthetics as Portland Plastic Surgery Group. They are led by Colleen, a physician assistant and our primary injector. Thai and Amanda are RNs who, along with Colleen, administer injectables and perform laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Martha is a certified advanced esthetician who offers patients the latest skin care treatments.Request a Consultation
How Sculptra Aesthetic Works
Sculptra works by helping to restore volume in the cheeks, temples, and other areas of the face to stimulate new collagen growth in the skin. It can be used to reverse the signs of aging to give you a long-lasting improvement in your appearance. Collagen is the structural network of the skin. As we age, we lose the collagen support in our tissue which leads to wrinkles, volume loss and sagging of our skin.
Sculptra is injected into the deep layers of tissue in the skin, triggering a mild inflammatory reaction in the skin that stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which generates new collagen. Over time, the collagen produced results in smoother, fuller, younger-looking skin.
Benefits of Sculptra
Sculptra can be used to treat:
- Loss of volume in the cheeks and temples
- Deep smile lines between the nose and the mouth
- Lines around the mouth (marionette lines)
- Hollowing of the lateral face
Thanks to its powerful collagen-stimulating properties, Sculptra is ideal for treating deep lines and loss of volume over time. Our injectable experts will perform a full assessment of your skin and will discuss your goals to determine if you are a good candidate for Sculptra during your consultation.
Five Providers, One Goal
Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.
*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons
Sculptra Aesthetic Results
Procedure & Recovery
Sculptra is administered via injection in the lateral areas of the face to produce an overall improvement to the appearance of the cheeks and temples. In order to ensure your comfort, your injector will apply a topical anesthetic to reduce any inflammation. We usually recommend at least 3 sessions over the course of several months to achieve your desired results, but our skincare specialists will work with you to determine your goals and will tailor the treatment plan to your needs.
Sculptra injections are different from other dermal filler treatments. Instead of using dermal fillers to address trouble spots, Sculptra is injected evenly throughout the treatment area then massaged into the skin so that it is distributed evenly. Once you return home, you will be instructed to continue massaging the treated area over the next few days to ensure even distribution and maximum effectiveness.
After treatment, you can return to your normal activities. You may experience some mild swelling or redness for the first few days. Your results will start to appear over several weeks as new collagen is created in the skin.
Results from Sculptra can last up to 2 years, but individual results may vary.