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Collagen Stimulants
(Sculptra® Aesthetic) in Las Vegas, NV

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“… less is more …”

Robert Browning

Sculptra® Aesthetic (poly-L-lactic acid) injections have been used for almost 20 years to improve aging appearances, including skin folds, indented chin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. 

Sculptra® Aesthetic was first introduced to the United States for treating facial wasting (e.g., immunocompromised patients undergoing treatment). However, in recent years, the FDA has approved Sculptra® Aesthetic for the treatment of deep nasolabial smile folds and other facial wrinkles. The Sculptra® Aesthetic filler provides up to 80% improvement in the treated areas and can last up to 2 years or longer.

Am I a Candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic?

Collagen stimulants are usually used for patients between the ages of 35 and 65 to restore a more youthful-looking appearance. Sculptra® Aesthetic does not require allergic pre-testing.

How Are Collagen Stimulant Injections Performed?

Sculptra® Aesthetic injections are performed in Dr. Minoli’s office as an outpatient treatment. They typically involve a local anesthetic and topical application of ice to minimize discomfort from the needle injections.

A treatment can last 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment, and there is minimal discomfort.

Touch-up injections may be required at 6 to 8-week intervals until optimal results are achieved.

Is There Downtime After Collagen Stimulant Injections?

There is no downtime required after Sculptra® Aesthetic injections. Patients can immediately resume normal activities and apply makeup; however, they are advised to stay out of the sun in the early stages.

When Will I See My Collagen Stimulant Results, and How Long Will They Last?

Sculptra® Aesthetic results gradually become evident over several weeks and have been reported to last for over 2 years.

Treatments have to be repeated in future years to maintain the benefits.

Collagen Stimulant FAQ

Are there any risks associated with collagen stimulants like Sculptra® Aesthetic?

There are very few side effects associated with Sculptra® Aesthetic. Bruising and swelling may occur, and small bumps may develop that are visible or palpable; however, these can typically be treated with a massage regimen.

If a patient experiences unmanageable pain or symptoms, they should report those symptoms to Dr. Minoli immediately. These instances are very rare.

What is synthetic poly-L-lactic acid?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid injectable material that works to gradually increase skin thickness. The material has been commonly used in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants. A natural form of poly-L-lactic acid is even produced by our muscles during exercise.

The material is biocompatible and can be dissolved by the body.

Contact Dr. Minoli to Start Your Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation Process

If you want to restore a more youthful facial appearance using collagen stimulants, contact Minoli Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn more about your options. Call us at (702) 459-3223 (FACE).

The relationship with our staff does not end when you leave our offices. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery or need additional information.

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Dedicated and Skilled Team

Even with Dr. Minoli’s accomplishments and training, he couldn’t do this without his dedicated team, led by his wife, Anita. Together, they have built a family practice based on compassionate and personalized plastic surgery care.

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His Team in Las Vegas, NV

If you are interested in face, nose, or body surgery with Dr. Minoli, contact our office by calling (702) 459-3223 or filling out our online contact form.