Sculptra Aesthetic injectable is used to reverse the signs of facial fat loss that occur with aging. By restoring collagen, which decreases as the body ages, it fills out shallow to deep wrinkles and folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). It also works to add volume to the overall face. Certified as an Expert Injector, Dr. Gordon specializes in natural looking results from dermal injections.
"BEST & MOST HONEST SURGEONI went for consultation with Dr. James Gordon. I told him I wanted him to do anything that would make me look better, thereby giving him cart-blanche. He said that I should just do my lower eyelid blepharoplasty, because it would be the biggest bang for the buck. I asked about fillers and my upper eyelids. The good doctor explained that he could perform additional procedures, but I should focus on what would really make the most significant difference. THANK YOU !"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2016
"I had a fantastic experience. - Dr. Gordon is amazing. He performed Blepharoplasty on my upper and lower lids. I had a fantastic experience with him from the initial consultation, to the procedure to the after care visits. He was direct, honest and did not over or under sell me on procedures or effects. He was extremely professional and I appreciated his thoughtful opinions. Dr. Gordon's expertise is evident in every way,..."- D. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2017
"Consultation: Amazing consultation - AMAZING DOCTOR! The reviews are true . I wanted a procedure done and he explained why it wasn't necessary and talked me out of it. Dr. Gordon is so honest and easy to talk to I wish we had more dr. Like him. Thank you dr. Gordon for giving me my confidenceback."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2017
"I highly recommend that you check out Dr. James Gordon for his professionalism, honesty - "Super Gifted Talented Surgeon" I am glad I went to see him after reading the reviews 4days ago for advice for the lower hollow under the eyes. He suggested the fillers instead of surgery due to my situation of under eyes. He injected 1st round of fillers & wow the results are awesome with no pain/no bruises. I am thrilled to see him again in 5weeks. If you want the real deal Dr. Gordon is the one."- M. / Healthgrades / Oct 13, 2017
"Restylane Silk Treatment - Dr. James Gordon is very meticulous to facial symmetry and takes pride in keeping the natural look while enhancing your best features. He is very mindful to the comfort level of his patients. He will take time to ask and listen to your concerns but gives his best professional advice. You would never feel rushed during the treatment and he would always do a follow up to check if there’s a..."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2017
About The Procedure
Once Dr. Gordon and the patient decide on a treatment plan with Sculptra, the procedure can be performed in the minor procedures room. For longer lasting results, clinical studies show that patients who receive 3 Sculptra sessions over the course of several months will keep their results for 2 years or more. If needed, Dr. Gordon can use numbing creams of local anesthesia to minimize patient discomfort during the treatment.
During/After The Procedure
Patients may leave immediately after the procedure or as soon as they feel comfortable and resume their normal schedule. Some patients may have redness or swelling in the treated areas, but they should be fully recovered in 3 – 5 days. Patients should schedule a follow up visit to Dr. Gordon 1 – 2 weeks after their procedure so Dr. Gordon can document the patient’s results and check the patient’s overall health.
Dr. Gordon calculates the cost of a Sculptra treatment session based on the amount of syringes that are used to achieve the patient’s goals. Typically, a single session costs between $800 and 1,600.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $800 - $1,600
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 - 15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Sculptra Aesthetic's main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a safe and long-lasting synthetic, but also a biodegradable substance. PLLA has been used for more than 20 years in many surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft-tissue implants.
To speed healing and results after Sculptra treatments, Dr. Gordon suggests that patients apply cold compresses to the area for the first 24 hours after the procedure to decrease the swelling. Patients should also avoid sun exposure as much as possible and any artificial UV lights, such as tanning beds. For the first 5 days after the procedure, patients should massage the treated area for up to 5 minutes to help evenly distribute the product.
Sculptra was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use in the U.S. in 2009. Since then, Sculptra has been used as a safe, efficient dermal fillers on patients seeking relief from shallow to moderate deep lines and wrinkles.