What is Sculptra?
Volume loss is common as we age, particularly in the mid-face as the cheeks tend to become flat and hollow. Founder Dr. Jon Ricks uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that allows for volume that makes you appear youthful. In addition to increasing the contour of the cheeks, Sculptra can decrease the appearance of shallow to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (also known as smile or laugh lines) that start at the sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. With its unique formula approved by the FDA, Sculptra increases natural collagen production in your body. So even if you stop getting injections, your skin should appear healthier and stronger compared to before treatment. Schedule a consultation at Ciao Bella Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to discover the advantages of this advanced dermal filler.
"The staff and Dr. Jon T. Ricks are always professional and happy. It’s calming to walk into a low stress office for the patient. He’s thorough and friendly. The new office is awesome."- L. / Google / Jun 10, 2021
"Dr.Ricks is a great doctor he’s compassionate and understanding he also takes time to listen to what I have to say instead of trying to rush me out which is very important. He also takes time to call to check on me after the many surgeries that I have had and that says a lot. Dr. Ricks goes over and beyond for his patients. A doctor that goes that extra mile and still has time to run a full time business says a lot. THANK YOU DR.RICKS."- A.B. / Google / Jan 20, 2022
"Great experience with Dr.Ricks and his staff! Look forward to going back. Highly recommend!"- T.D. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"I have had the best treatments from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love Trish and Kayla. First treatment was the Alma Hybrid and have had the most amazing results. My face looks amazing after only 4 weeks!"- M.M. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"On my birthday, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, look how smooth my forehead looks now! All thanks to Trish and Kayla, the fabulous “mother daughter duo” at Ciao Bella med spa. I knew after my very first consultation with Trish that I was in caring and capable hands. I explained to her that I wanted to soften the appearance of my laugh lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles. I also explained to her that my skin is extremely sensitive and hormonal. Trish recommended the CleatLift and we decided together to take a very conservative approach with my skin.I had sessions with both Trish and Kayla and they were both so sweet. After a few sessions I noticed that my skin was more radiant and glowing. My jawline is tighter and my melasma is less noticeable. Since I was so happy with the results of the ClearLift, I decided to go in for Botox injections. I’ve had Botox in the past but I was still anxious. Again Trish was so patient with me. She took her time and explained the location and amount of each injection. She wanted to take a conservative approach, giving me less toxin at first resulting in a more natural look. Plus I didn’t feel a thing! It was such a pleasant experience and I am thrilled with the results. I’m looking forward to my follow up visit next week. Thank you"- N.L. / Google / Jul 03, 2022
Who is a candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is best for patients who want to boost the contour of their cheeks without surgical implants or other invasive procedures. Candidates may have been born with thin cheeks, whereas others experience volume loss with age. Sculptra injections can also be used to treat fine to severe facial lines and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra helps increase natural collagen production, most Sculptra patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of their complexion over time.
What to expect during Sculptra Injections
After a consultation to determine your custom plan for treatment in Frisco, TX, you can receive Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. Your injector may use a numbing cream or local anesthetic before cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. Once you are ready, the filler is administered down to the deeper skin layers at the selected sites. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Jon Ricks recommends a series of four Sculptra treatments, each scheduled at Ciao Bella Medical Spa about three weeks apart.
How long is recovery after Sculptra?
Following Sculptra treatment, you may have mild or moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising that should subside in 3 – 5 days. You can apply a cold compress to the treated areas to increase your comfort. Avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your appointment and use sun protection. Most patients will notice clear improvements immediately after Sculptra treatment, with final results developing after a few months as collagen enhances the health of the skin. When performed as a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may last as long as two years.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Nonsurgical Sculptra injections at Ciao Bella Medical Spa in Frisco, TX can make you look and feel refreshed. Dr. Ricks can decide if Sculptra is right for your cosmetic goals and concerns during an initial consultation. Contact our office now to schedule your assessment for Sculptra Aesthetic or other procedures. We can make sure you love your skin rejuvenation results long-term.