What is Sculptra?
Our Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, provides aesthetic injections with Sculptra at his practice at VIP Plastic Surgery. Sculptra is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved dermal filler for the face. It is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic, biocompatible substance used to fill lost volume, deep wrinkles, and nasolabial folds. Dr. Khorsandi injects Sculptra for men and women desiring a facial filler that is longer-lasting. Resulting in a smoother, younger facial appearance, Sculptra may last up to two years under your skin. It produces natural-looking results for our cosmetic injection patients and is commonly performed by Dr. Khorsandi in his "liquid facelift." If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Sculptra injections, please request a consultation online or call our office in Las Vegas, NV today.
Sculptra Butt Injections
While Sculptra is approved by the FDA for volume loss in the face, Dr. Khorsandi will perform Sculptra injections for the buttocks. He will augment the buttocks for patients who qualify and understand the risks of the "off-label use" of this product. As an alternative to butt implants or an autologous fat transfer to the butt, Sculptra can too enhance fullness, projection, and shape of the buttocks. Many vials of Sculptra would be administered with a fine needle. The enhancement will develop over time because Sculptra stimulates collagen production to build up the area under the skin over time, and it makes the skin thicker where injected. This would make the buttocks firmer and with tighter, lifted skin. Optimal results will be evident after a gradual development in about seven months.
"Threads and Botox Dr. Khorsandi and the VIP team is the ONLY place to go in town, everyone is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Six weeks ago I received a facial thread lift and I am amazed at the natural results that will continue to improve as collagen builds. My eyebrows are lifted, cheeks look plumper, and my jaw line is more profound. Because of these phenomenal results I returned 3 days ago for Botox injections. The appearance of my forehead creases, crows feet and brow lines have smoothed, look natural and most important the Botox hasn’t completely set in!! I am 43 and I accept my age... but just want to age gracefully. Dr. Khorsandi and his team is making this possible!! ❤️"- G.G. / Google / Feb 18, 2020
"I recently had fillers at VIP and I can say that Dr. Khorsandi is the BEST in his field. His honesty and professionalism is so reassuring that I know with absolute certainty that I can trust him. Catherine is so polite and poised and she even helped me with my skin care regimen! A short few weeks later and I am already thrilled with the results! I will DEFINITELY be back soon for more fillers! Thank you again Dr. Khorsandi and Catherine!!!"- A.C. / Yelp / Jan 13, 2018
"I went to Dr. Khorsandi at VIP for Botox and fillers. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had - he listens to what you want and what your "goals" are. He takes his time with the procedure and doesn’t rush anything, and because of this there was no pain. Dr. khorsandi and all of his staff were very warm and welcoming and made me feel comfortable in their office. I am so happy with my results and I will definitely be going back in the future!"- S.F. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2021
"If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. K is excellent and I have confidence in his skill and knowledge, Not only is Dr K a plastic surgeon and has a great aesthetic eye and talented hands, he is knowledgeable of the face and keeps your natural beauty. He is not trying to “sell” nor is he interested in anything other than the best aesthetic outcome possible. I was very nervous to have any filler in my face but Dr K is so talented , and skillful, I quickly realized I never had to worry. He is not a nurse or doctor doing this part time or for a quick buck. He cares about the best possible outcome. His aesthetician Melanie and front staff are also wonderful. If staying youthful and having beautiful skin is important to you , look no further! 100% recommend and the consult is free! I will never go to anyone else, I rather pay more for a great outcome than bargain shop for poor outcomes. He’s great!"- D.I. / Google / Oct 16, 2020
"The factors that contributed to my five stars were almost exclusively for Dr. K. He is a true artist and took a look at my face and knew how to apply his skills for my best outcome. I felt my face looked tired, and I had become anxious about turning fifty in six months. I walked away, looking natural and refreshed (fillers). The office staff was friendly and down to earth. I had no problems with scheduling or wait times. Overall I am pleased with the office and grateful for Dr. K and his amazing hands. I am looking forward to having some other things done as well!"- D.M. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
We take our patients into a private treatment area to perform Sculptra injections. Each injection site will be marked before the needle goes into the skin. If pain is a concern, a topical numbing agent may be requested. Dr. Khorsandi will deliver the Sculptra deeply into the layers of the skin through a very fine needle for an estimated 30 minutes per treatment area. Dr. Khorsandi provides a foundation for a new contour with Sculptra to the targeted area. At VIP Plastic Surgery, we recommend 2 – 3 Sculptra injections on average that are spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.
After Sculptra Injections
Sculptra is a nonsurgical treatment and does not require any downtime for patients. After treatment, patients will be slightly red and swollen where the injections occurred, but this goes away within a few hours. Patients can resume their normal routine right after treatment but should refrain from any strenuous activities for the first 24 hours. It is advised to not apply any pressure to the face and to sleep upright the first evening following treatment. The results may take several weeks for the optimal results to become visible.
A Sculptra session averages around $875. This price reflects one syringe of the product. During a treatment session, the number of syringes used will be determined based on the skin’s condition and how many areas are being treated. It is common for some patients to require 1 – 3 syringes during a treatment session. Sculptra butt injections are priced at $16,000 for 20 vials.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $995
- Average Procedure Time
- +30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Sculptra Aesthetic FAQs
How Safe is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a synthetic-based injection and approved by the FDA for volume loss. It has been tested extensively and has been proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic use. It utilizes processed poly-L-lactic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in humans, and negative reactions to the product are rare. Temporary side effects include mild swelling, bruising, redness, and possible pain in the injection sites.
What Are Other Options?
Age restrictions for Sculptra?
As wrinkles and creases are typical with aging candidates, anyone who needs volume may be a candidate for Sculptra treatments. Statistics show that the most common age groups who seek this treatment are between 30 – 55 years of age. The younger age group may seek treatment due to premature skin aging that is caused by personal habits or environmental factors, such as extreme sun exposure.
Is Sculptra Long Lasting?
The advantage of Sculptra over other dermal fillers is that the results typically last up to two years. Naturally derived dermal fillers only last six months up to one year. The treatment may be repeated as soon as necessary.
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