It's All in the Name;Sculpt Your Face With an Advanced and Versatile Dermal Filler
What if we had a way to treat lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging with something that wouldn't only fill the deficits but would also stimulate the body to boost the natural rejuvenation supplier, collagen? Now, this revolutionary result is possible using our Grand Rapids Sculptra, a unique cosmetic filler formulation. Mobilize and energize your skin's natural capacity to restore collagen production for brilliant and youthful results with Sculptra.
Our goal is to give you the most natural-looking results available and the most welcoming experience you can have.
At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI our team of highly skilled Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors are committed to providing our patients with state of the art, naturally rejuvenated results. Medical Directors and board certified Grand Rapids plastic surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso are members of the elite American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and are both dedicated to advancing the gold standard of aesthetic procedures. Our commitment to innovation, advanced training and our passion for our patients keeps patients coming back to the Bengtson Center for Sculptra and advanced non-surgical treatments.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a new kind of dermal filler used for correcting wrinkles and fine lines, as well as filling hollow areas and sharpening the jawline.
This injectable is made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a synthetic polymer that has been used medically for suture material since the 1970s. The use of this substance creates a unique reaction where at the injection site, your body is prompted to generate new collagen, which then improves the appearance of that area with a thoroughly natural-looking result. Although it is usually categorized as a filler, it is technically a bio-activator because of the way it works.
Sculptra can significantly improve the signs of aging through the stimulation of natural collagen production. Benefits of using this bio-activator include:
Great candidates for Sculptra include those seeking volume restoration due to aging or weight loss and those interested in a semi-permanent solution where full results are realized gradually over a few months.
Because of the way Poly-L-Lactic Acid works to restore fullness, those looking for immediate results would likely want to select a different facial rejuvenation option.
Those with certain autoimmune diseases are also advised not to use Sculptra. Please be sure to note any ongoing health concerns with your provider prior to treatment. If you are prone to certain types of scarring or have other topical skin issues, you will want to discuss those in detail at a consultation to determine if Sculptra is right for you.
Talk to Us About Sculptra
At your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and, very importantly, any health concerns, medications and supplements you may be taking, and how to prepare before the procedure. Prior to a Sculptra treatment, we recommend avoiding sun exposure for about a week due to the fact that a sunburn, even minor, would cause a delay in your appointment. There are also certain natural supplements that must be paused about a week before treatment, as well as alcohol for 24-48 hours prior.
The entire Sculptra appointment usually takes about one hour.
Most of this time is spent in preparation and allowing topical anesthetics to be fully effective. Your skin will be cleaned with an antibacterial solution, and a numbing cream will be applied. Along with topical numbing agents, the Poly-L-Lactic Acid injection is blended with lidocaine to further reduce discomfort.
Results, Recovery, and Aftercare
You will receive detailed instructions for care of the injection sites, including massage techniques and icing in case of minor swelling. As Sculptra stimulates collagen production, you will gradually see optimal results after a few weeks to months. Once a complete outcome is reached, you can expect to see these results for up to two years.
After years of education, experience and patient care, Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso believe the best aesthetic treatments are the ones you cannot tell have happened.
Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso are caring, thorough and devoted to giving you a result that is as natural looking as possible. The entire team at Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is excited to help you through every step of your Sculptra treatment, from consultation to follow-up, to ensure you are looking and feeling your best.
To find out if you're a good candidate for Sculptra Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Bengtson, and his staff can address that and any other questions you may have during a consultation. Call or chat with us online today!
Sculptra injections are easy to tolerate and are pre-mixed with lidocaine to help ease discomfort. Most patients experience a pinching or pressure sensation.
As with most injectables, risks include bruising, swelling, and redness. We are glad to discuss any concerns regarding side effects during a consultation.
Because Sculptra stimulates the natural production of collagen, it is considered a semi-permanent treatment, and the results can last up to two years or longer.
Since no specific safety studies have been conducted with Sculptra for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, it's best to wait for treatment.
There is virtually no downtime after Sculptra. You will be able to drive and go back to work, although you may have some swelling at the treatment site.
The cost of Sculptra filler depends on the number of injections needed and your particular beauty goals. Pricing and payment options will be detailed during a consultation.
Sculptra is not a permanent filler but improvements have shown to last up to 2 years. Patients usually return for upkeep and maintenance treatments.
Yes. You can use Sculptra by itself or with other skin rejuvenation treatments, like BOTOX or Redensity dermal filler. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso have also used Sculptra to restore facial volume in facelift patients.
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