What is Sculptra?
Volume loss occurs naturally as we age, especially in the mid-face and cheeks, which tends to become hollow and flat over time. To remedy this, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that produces longer-lasting volume in the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that run from the sides of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra encourages the natural collagen production in your body. This means that even after you stop receiving injections, your complexion should be brighter and healthier when compared to its condition before your treatments. Schedule a consultation at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA to learn more about the advantages of this unique injectable formula.
"Feel Beautiful is an amazing clinic consisting of kind-hearted people from the moment you enter & through & after the end of all your procedures. I had a great experience with Dr. Laverson who did my breast augmentation & I could not be happier with my results. He took the time to make sure I was sure about exactly what I wanted & provided me with great knowledge. Cherise at the front desk is so sweet & Kourtney is wonderful, too. Thank you for my wholesome experience! (:"- D.S. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"Dr. Laverson exceeded my expectations. He truly cares about you and your results. He is a dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate Dr. Upon entering the medical office, the staff was kind and welcoming. Dr. Laverson took the time to answer all of my questions. He properly informed me about my procedure including pre-op, surgery and post-op. After my surgery, Dr. Laverson also followed up to ensure I was on a good road to recovery. Dr. Laverson and Courtney's professionalism, dedication and hard work made this whole process wonderful experience! They were also very easy to get a hold of and have questions answered right away.Dr. Laverson is incredible and I would highly recommend Feel Beautiful San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to anyone looking for an exceptional Dr. and staff."- I.I. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"Dr laverson is an amazing doctor. He’s professional, respectful & caring of his patients. He’s professional but not where you are scared to ask questions. He will give you his doctor opinion and consider what you are asking for. What I appreciate about dr laverson is he’s not money hungry. He’s not gonna say yes you because he wants your money. He has realistic expectations and tells you what they are. And the after care is exceptional from him and his staff. 5 stars for Feel Beautiful & Dr Laverson !"- M.B. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"6 weeks post op - happy with my results so far - From my initial consult with Dr Laverson I knew I was going to choose him as my surgeon. I had consulted with multiple plastic surgeons before my consult at Feel Beautiful and Dr Laverson put me the most at ease and I was most comfortable with the treatment plan he suggested. I thought I had an idea of what he would suggest because of my other consults (under the muscle implants and an anchor or lollipop lift and a tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck as one dr suggested, muscle repair and lipo) but Dr Laverson was the first dr to recommend less invasive procedures. He recommended over the muscle implants and a donut lift, a tummy tuck and muscle repair but did not recommend lipo. This sealed the deal for me because it was obvious he didnt just care about selling more procedures but cared more about his patients and their recovery and results. After I scheduled my surgery everyone at Feel Beautiful was amazing and helpful whenever I called with any questions. At my pre op Dr Laverson went over all the aspects of my surgery( donut lift and 415cc mod+ implants over the muscle and a tummy tuck and muscle repair) and I was able to ask any questions I had. At my pre op I picked implants but a few days later I called because I had changed my mind about size and this was not a big deal at all. The morning of my surgery everything went smoothly and all the other nurses and staff who I met for the first time that morning were all great. My recovery has been smooth so far and any issues I have had Dr Laverson has responded to quickly and had me come in if he felt it was necessary just to be safe. I have spoken to several other of his patients who have all said that he is quick to address any issues that come up and although I was already happy with my choice this gave me extra reassurance about my choice.I am currently 6 weeks post op and while I am happy with my results so far I will wait to post photos until I am further along in my recovery and not so swollen anymore. I would 100% suggest Dr Laveron without any reservations to anyone considering cosmetic surgery."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2022
"Over a year since surgery - tummy is gorgeous - After consultations with several other doctors I met Dr. Laverson and I knew immediately that I would trust him with my tummy tuck. He listened, did not try to upsell to more extensive procedures (as both previous surgeons had done), was very thorough and meticulous, set realistic expectations, supported me during every step of the process, had a really fantastic staff (Kourtney is amazing) and he's absolutely masterful at his art. It's been over a year since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the finished product. My tummy is gorgeous!"- R. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2022
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is ideal for patients who want to add volume throughout their mid-face without surgery or an implant. Candidates may have been born with flat cheeks, whereas others could have volume loss as a result of aging. Sculptra may also help to fill fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, like chin wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra's formula works to increase the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will see an improvement in the overall health and appearance of their complexion.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
This injectable dermal filler can be used to enhance the face of patients who have noticeable amounts of volume loss. In addition to increasing the volume, it has also been known to be a great way to reduce the number of wrinkles and fine lines in the area, giving patients a much younger and more lively appearance. What sets Sculptra apart from other fillers is its ability to continue stimulating the production of collagen in the skin even after you've stopped receiving injections.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Following your consult to create your personalized treatment plan, you will receive your injections in one of our private procedure rooms. Your injector can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to cleansing and marking the injection sites. As soon as you are ready, Sculptra is injected into the deeper skin layers at the chosen areas. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Steve Laverson recommends a series of four treatments to be scheduled at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic around three weeks apart.
What Results Can I Expect from Sculptra?
Following your Sculptra treatment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. This should subside on its own after a few days. For faster healing, you may apply a cold compress to the injection sites. You should limit UV exposure after your treatment and always use sunscreen. Many patients will see visible improvements immediately after their appointment with their fullest results appearing after several months once the increased collagen production has further improved the health of your complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series of treatments over a period of 3 – 4 months, results may be visible for as long as two years.
How much does Sculptra cost?
Dermal fillers like Sculptra can range in price based on how much is used to achieve your goals. You may need several treatments for the optimal outcome. In your consultation, your injector will discuss your goals and develop a treatment plan with cost estimates.
What is the active ingredient in Sculptra?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) treatment that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. Sculptra can help restore your skin’s elasticity and appearance as more collagen is produced. The increased collagen will visibly fill out moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Sculptra is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and it has been used around the world safely since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, swelling, redness, and bruising. In some cases, small bumps may appear when pressure is put on the injection site. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
A dermal filler like Sculptra can be a good choice if you want to reduce the visibility of wrinkles. It is ideal to correct wrinkles on the chin, lines around the mouth, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. Commonly, men and women get Sculptra between the ages of 30 – 55. However, Sculptra can be safely used on most men and women who are over the age of 18.
How long do results last?
To make the results last longer, you may need to receive several treatments. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results can last as long as two years. Since the production of collagen continues to develop over time, results take longer to appear but last longer.
Plan Your Procedure
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Sculpt A Youthful Face
Restore the volume and smoothness of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra injections at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will decide if Sculptra is right for your concerns and goals at your initial consultation before developing your customized treatment plan. Contact our team to schedule your appointment for Sculptra or other nonsurgical services.