At SHADe in Issaquah, Sculptra® is a popular treatment among patients seeking non-surgical skin rejuvenation, as well as facial and body contouring. Our expert injector and aesthetics visionary, Sherisse Hill, RN, MSN, ARNP, FNP(C), leverages her extensive training and experience to deliver remarkable results with Sculptra®.

What Is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a cosmetic injectable formulated with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) as its active ingredient. While it is a type of dermal filler, it works quite differently than hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®.

Sculptra® works by stimulating natural collagen production, which declines with age and contributes to the appearance of skin laxity and sunken or hollow looking contours. Because it provides gradual improvements over time, Sculptra® can be an ideal choice for those seeking subtle yet impactful increases in volume, as well as the firmness of the skin.

Sculptra® tends to have a broad, dispersed effect, stimulating the regeneration of collagen throughout the entire area. Sherisse often utilizes Sculptra® to rejuvenate delicate areas like the face, neck, and décolleté. This versatile biostimulatory filler can also be used to non-surgically lift the buttocks and enhance the contours of the arms, upper legs, and abdomen.

Sculptra® Spotlight: The Sculptra® Butt Lift

Sculptra® butt lifts have become increasingly popular at SHADe among patients who desire subtle, yet noticeable improvements in the shape and firmness of the buttocks. Patients who prefer more lifted and rounded buttock contours and/or those who want to mitigate sagging in this area are often great candidates for a minimally-invasive Sculptra® butt lift.

It is important to note that a Sculptra® butt lift is not a substitute for buttock implants or fat grafting. Instead, this procedure is meant to provide incremental and more modest volume increases, as well as improvements in overall texture, including cellulite reduction. Optimal Sculptra® butt lift results typically require a series of treatment sessions spaced three to six weeks apart.

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What to Expect During a Sculptra® Treatment


Sculptra® treatments performed by Sherisse are quick and convenient. During your procedure, Sherisse will carefully and strategically inject small amounts of Sculptra® throughout the treatment area(s), as needed to accomplish your desired outcome.

She uses a fine gauge needle and an exceptionally gentle injection technique to minimize discomfort. A topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the area prior to your injections if you prefer.

What to Expect After a Sculptra® Treatment


There is no need for downtime or recovery after Sculptra®, making it an appealing option for those with busy lifestyles. You might notice temporary swelling or redness at the injection sites, but these symptoms are generally mild and resolve quickly.

Sherisse provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to promote a smooth healing process and optimal results. Following these guidelines will help maximize the benefits of your Sculptra® treatment.

Find Out if Sculptra® is Right for You


If you’re considering Sculptra® in Issaquah, contact SHADe today to schedule a consultation with Sherisse. This initial meeting is the perfect opportunity to explore your options for enhancing your look with Sculptra® and ask any questions you may have about the treatment.


Who Is a Candidate for Sculptra®?

Candidates for Sculptra® are typically patients who are looking to reverse signs of aging or enhance certain body contours without undergoing invasive surgery. Suitable for various skin types and ages, Sherisse can effectively use Sculptra® to achieve a wide range of aesthetic goals.

Every patient has distinct needs and expectations, so Sherisse will meet with you for an initial consultation to determine if Sculptra® is the best treatment option for you. At this appointment, she will physically examine the areas of concern and review your medical history, so she can identify the optimal care strategy for you.

Sculptra® is one of many treatment solutions available at SHADe, so if it is not a suitable choice for you, Sherisse can provide alternative treatment recommendations.

How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
The cost of Sculptra® treatments varies, as each procedure is uniquely tailored to the individual. During your consultation, Sherisse will create a detailed treatment plan for you and provide clear and comprehensive pricing information.
Sculptra® Results
The beauty of Sculptra® lies in its gradual and natural-looking contouring and skin rejuvenation effects. Patients can expect to see noticeable improvements in the treated area(s) over several weeks, as collagen production increases. Patients also love the longevity of their Sculptra® results, often enjoying their enhanced appearance for two years or more.