What is Sculptra?
Lost volume occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the middle of the face as the cheeks become hollow and flat. Our practice offers Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable dermal filler that allows for deeper and longer-lasting volume replacement in the mid-face. Sculptra can also reduce the appearance of fine to deep lines and wrinkles, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes known as laugh or smile lines) that go from the sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. With its unique formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Sculptra encourages the natural production of collagen in your body so even if you stop getting treatments, your skin should be healthier and stronger compared to before the treatment. Schedule an appointment at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to discover the benefits of this injectable treatment.
"Dr. Terkonda is thorough, empathetic, and respectful. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. It is not often that you are able to find a Doctor like him these days. The staff members are also welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Terkonda and his amazing team always make each visit an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!"- S.W. / Yelp / Jan 17, 2022
"Thank you Dr. Terkonda! I went in for a chin implant because I inherited my mothers weak chin. Dr. Terkonda and I had a good discussion about the symmetry of my face specifically that I have a round face and the result I was looking for was a more angular masculine jaw line. He explained the difference between a chin implant and genioplasty.He explained how genioplasty would actually pull the muscles attached to the bone in my chin forward and give my face a slightly more angular look. Because of my round face he also performed lipo under my chin and buccal fat removal. It’s been 6 weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results. The recovery was just as he explained, I was out of work only a couple of days and the majority of the swelling was gone in 10 days."- R. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2021
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"Doctor Terkonda was absolutely excellent in his diagnosis, treatment options explanation, and surgery. Where as I could not breath before because the side of my nose had been crushed from an assault, I can breath well now! Insurance I used at the time was Blue Cross.Dr Terkonda has a great bedside manner, and really cared about me and my outcome. His surgical skills were awesome performing a septoplasty, turbinate reductions, in addition to other items in the same visit. Make sure to consult with this doctor if you need help with your nose and sinuses for breathing, have suffered traumatic injury, or would like cosmetic surgery. The doctor did top-notch care and work from beginning to end."- A. / Healthgrades / May 03, 2021
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What are the benefits of Sculptra?
Some people use surgical implants to achieve more youthful facial contours, but this approach is not for everyone. Implants can be costly and require an extended period of recovery at home. Sculptra is a nonsurgical option that can provide many of the same benefits as implants without the associated risks and downtime. In addition, there is no need for anesthesia or sedation, and treatment can be completed in a single office visit. Patients at Cherry Creek Face and Skin are often surprised by how quickly and easily Sculptra can be administered.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra Aesthetic is great for anyone who wants to improve volume in their mid-face without surgical implants. Some candidates may have naturally flat cheeks while other patients have age-related volume loss. Following your consult to create your unique treatment plan, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. The injector can apply numbing cream or a local anesthetic prior to sterilizing and marking the injection sites. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra will be injected into the deeper skin layers in the chosen areas. After your Sculptra treatment, you may experience mild to moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the sites of injections that should subside naturally in a few days. For faster healing, you can apply a cold compress to the injected areas. You should limit UV exposure as much as possible after your treatment and use sunscreen. Most patients will notice improvements right after their injections with full results appearing after 3 – 5 months, as the natural production of collagen improves the health of the complexion.
Is Sculptra safe?
Cosmetic facial injectables are considered safe when performed by a specialist with appropriate training and knowledge. The professionals at Cherry Creek Face and Skin are experienced in assessing your individual skin issues to provide the safest and most effective results. We are pleased to provide a selection of advanced facial injectables like Sculptra.
What is the best age to get Sculptra?
Sculptra is a great option for treating common signs of aging in most adults. Older people can reduce mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles, while younger individuals can prevent wrinkles and hollow features from affecting their appearance. Our aesthetic team in Denver, CO, can provide guidance on whether your age or cosmetic issues are appropriate for Sculptra.
Will my Sculptra results appear natural?
Yes! The unique and innovative formula of Sculptra is designed to restore lost volume and provide a healthy, natural-looking appearance while adding definition to facial contours. Additionally, unlike some other injectables, Sculptra helps encourage natural collagen production. This means the results will appear more realistic and less like an obvious cosmetic treatment.
How do you prepare for Sculptra?
Before your Sculptra injection session, you should avoid taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), as they can increase bruising and bleeding. Our team will provide a complete list of what to avoid before your treatment. We also recommend patients eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before their Sculptra appointment.
Does Sculptra hurt?
A numbing cream or a local anesthetic can be used to minimize any discomfort during Sculptra injections. Most patients report minimal discomfort and only feel a slight sting when the needle enters the skin. Please inform our team if you have some anxiety about needles so we can provide the best possible experience.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Improve the smoothness and volume of your face with nonsurgical Sculptra treatments at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO. Our team will help determine if Sculptra is right for your needs and concerns during your initial consultation before developing your custom plan for treatment. Contact our office to make your appointment for Sculptra or one of our other procedures.