Sculptra is a unique filler that is composed of particles that are also found in dissolvable sutures. It is also a biostimulant, so our body responds to it by laying down collagen. Sculptra can be used over large areas of the face, such as the cheeks, temples, jaw line, etc. The best thing about Sculptra is that results may last 2 years or longer!
When many clients in San Diego think of liquid facelifts, they think of Sculptra, because a bottle of Sulptra can be used on a large area of the face as opposed to a single line or wrinkle. As our understanding of facial aging has evolved, we now know that be enhancing the cheeks, temples, and jaw line with fillers we can impart a more natural, beautiful look for our clients. Sculptra allows us to treat all these areas effectively.
Sculptra is purchased by the bottle, with most clients starting with one to two bottles for smaller areas. It is mixed with lidocaine for comfort, and a topical numbing gel is also applied. Like all fillers, bruising is possible with Sculptra but usually mild when cold compresses are applied. There is no need for downtime, and patients can immediately return to work in most cases. Nodules under the skin are possible, but usually can only be felt and not seen. These have become rare in our practice.
Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a material that has been used for year in absorbably sutures. It acts as a bio-stimulant, causing our bodies to deposit collagen which lasts for years after the Sculptra has dissolved. Several hours after your Sculptra treatment, you will look as you did before treatment. Over the next several months, as collagen builds, you should begin to notice the improvement.
Contact our San Diego medical spa today to learn about our latest Sculptra specials and learn if you are a candidate for this filler!
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