Sculptra is a poly-L lactic acid (PLLA) injectable for the gradual and subtle enhancement of aging skin and body contours. This FDA-approved treatment helps restore volume deficit for women and men of all ages by stimulating the patient’s natural collagen production.
Sculptra is not a filler, as we know them—it has multiple applications such as smoothing unsightly facial wrinkles, augmenting cheeks, and creating more curves to the backside.
Back to Work
Total Recovery Time
One to two days
Duration of Results
# of Treatments
Three to six sessions
The Most Common Areas we Treat with Sculptra are:
Temples and Cheeks
Sculptra is excellent for filling in temples and cheeks. It is especially ideal for hollowed temples, where treatment is challenging due to bone loss rather than a slowdown of collagen regeneration. For sunken cheeks, it restores youthful volume to promote facial symmetry and a revitalized appearance.
Facial Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator, Sculptra restores underlying structures deep in the dermis to diminish facial fine lines, wrinkles and furrows that form around the neck, mouth, eyes, and lips. Sculptra works with your body to help rejuvenate collagen production and restore your skin’s inner volume and structure.
We often use Sculptra to reduce the appearance of marionette lines, smile lines, and wrinkles around the chin. As skin ages, it becomes thinner, making bony facial areas like your chin and cheekbones more pronounced. Sculptra softens the appearance of rigid and sharp aging features and adds balance with volume.
Sculptra helps reduce jowls when injected in the area around the cheeks, mouth, and jawline. Using Sculptra can plump these areas and tighten the skin around and above the jowls, leading to a smoother, more youthful-looking jawline.
For patients seeking subtle, natural-looking improvements in the contours of their hips, thighs, and buttocks, Sculptra provides a comfortable and convenient option that fits into any lifestyle. In addition, Sculptra is the first non-surgical procedure capable of lifting and firming the buttocks with minimal discomfort and risk of unwanted side effects.
Sculptra Benefits in Vernon Hills
How It Works
Each initial patient consultation is different at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.
Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with a provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will review before-and-after photos, talk about your medical history, and answer any questions you might have. We will educate you on how Sculptra injections work, including what to expect during and afterward.
A typical consultation lasts about 40 minutes and is complimentary for all aesthetic treatments, including Sculptra. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our Vernon Hills office with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your first appointment.
The Sculptra process is much like how we administer most cosmetic facial injections. First, your injector marks the injection sites and applies a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Next, your injector delivers precise amounts of product to the treatment site.
When performing a Sculptra butt lift, your injector will administer the product in targeted areas to increase the size and improve the contour of your buttocks. Following your injections, the Sculptra compound activates collagen-producing fibroblasts that have been dormant. As collagen levels increase, tissues in the dermis and epidermis become stronger and more elastic. This process leads to a visible reduction in cellulite and stretch marks and tightens the skin.
No downtime is necessary after Sculptra facial injections, and you won’t miss any time from work. However, we recommend that you do not exercise for 24 to 48 hours.
A primary reason Sculptra makes an excellent alternative to butt lift surgery is its short downtime. Most patients don’t need to rest after this procedure, and there are no special aftercare instructions. However, you may notice mild swelling and bruising around your injection sites, and in some cases, this can make sitting for long periods uncomfortable.
If you have a sedentary job, you might want to take the rest of the day off work after having Sculptra injections, but this isn’t strictly necessary. If you experience any soreness, you can manage it comfortably with over-the-counter pain relievers and a cool compress.
Before & After
Before & After Sculptra Treatments in Vernon Hills
RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is proud to illustrate our exquisite Sculptra results; remember, these are real patients with real results.
The RL Center Difference
Almost 40% of our patients at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa are referrals. That’s because we provide expert guidance and an informative, non-judgmental experience, regardless of your budget or areas of concern. This safe, comfortable experience provides patients with results they can be excited to share with their friends and family.
Our team in Vernon Hills has years of combined experience creating beautiful results with Sculptra injections to the face and body.
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