FAQ at Happy Clinic Denver



What is Denver Sculptra® ?

Sculptra® (made by Valeant, the makers of Dysport and Restylane) is a sterile water suspended poly-L-lactic acid filler that was FDA approved in the United States in 2004. Sculptra® is FDA approved specifically for facial fat loss in the cheeks and is formulated to be injected deeper. My favorite patient for Sculptra is the thin marathon runner, yoga instructor, or body builder that has sunken temples and cheeks. Sculptra® can add "fat" back to those areas and give you a more youthful look, not gaunt emaciated because you work out so much. As the body breaks down Sculptra®, it begins to form collagen in those areas. You can learn more about sculptra® atwww.sculptraaesthetic.com.

How long does Denver Sculptra® last?

Sculptra® has been shown to last for up to 24 months (2 years).  My protocol is 1-2 vials injected every 3-6 weeks for 2-4 times (for a total of 6 vials). This protocol gives patients the best results and generally full correction that will last the 2 years that was seen in the original studies.


Does Denver Sculptra® hurt?

Sculptra® is well tolerated by most patients. Sculptra® is reconstituted with sterile water and lidocaine, so injections tend to be very tolerable for patients.


Does Denver Sculptra® hurt?

Sculptra® is well tolerated by most patients. Sculptra® is reconstituted with sterile water and lidocaine, so injections tend to be very tolerable for patients.


How will I look post-treatment of Denver Sculptra®?

Most patients actually look good post-treatment. because of the multiple injection sites, it is not uncommon to get a bruise, but because Scluptra® is injected more deeply, these bruises tend also to be more deep and less noticeable. I have known Sculptra® patients going out to dinner the night of their treatment with just a little makeup. Right after treatments, patients look "full" in a very natural way.


Post procedure instructions:

Standard post-procedure instructions are to massage the areas injected for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW!  This greatly reduces/minimizes the risks of the formation of lumps which were seen with older techniques of more concentrated Sculptra® dilution and superficial Sculptra® injections.

What is the cost of Denver Sculptra®?

Happy Clinic Denver, Colorado charges $800 per vial of Scultra®. The recommended dose is 1 vial per decade of age. A patient in their 30's would need 3 vials, with one vial injected once every 4-6 weeks for 3 times. Someone in their 60's would require 6 vials - injected 2 vials at a time every 4-6 weeks for 3 times. Maximum results are seen 2 months after the last injection.


Can I do Sculptra® and Botox® at the same visit?

Yes, you can do both at the same visit.


Where is Denver Sculptra® administered?

I administer Sculptra® in the temples, along the cheekbones and jawline, chin, and anywhere I see facial fat loss.


Who will be doing my Denver Sculptra® Injections?

All Denver Sculptra® injections are done by Dr. Phil Nguyen, MD  at Happy Clinic Denver.  Dr. Nguyen has over 14 years experience in doing cosmetic injections, with thousands of injections done safely and effectively.


Are Denver Sculptra® injections safe?

Sculptra® was approved by the FDA since 2004.  It's specific niche is geared towards those with overall general fat loss in the face. With new recommended dilution rates and post procedural massaging of the areas treated, Sculptra® is a safe and effective alternative to traditional dermal fillers.

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