Sculptra® Aesthetic in San Diego, CA

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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.

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.

Sculptra FAQ

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.

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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.

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