Sculptra is a cosmetic injection that adds volume to your face and restores your skin’s collagen reserves. When injected into targeted areas, Sculptra encourages your body to produce its natural filler material — collagen. We can use Sculptra to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, elevate facial contours, make your cheeks look fuller, and restore facial volume. Since Sculptra encourages natural collagen production, the results are always naturalized.

How does Sculptra work?

Sculptra is made of poly-l-lactic acid, a naturally occurring substance that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and voluminous, and the age-related loss of collagen is responsible for facial wrinkles and skin laxity. When injected into targeted areas on the face, Sculptra stimulates natural collagen production to strengthen your skin’s structural framework. It can eventually make your skin look fuller, smoother, and more youthful.

What does Sculptra treat?

  • Facial wrinkles, creases, and folds
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Smile lines around the nose and mouth
  • Wrinkles and creases on the chin
  • Age-related loss of midface volume
  • Sunken, hollow, or gaunt cheeks
  • Other facial contour/volume issues

What are the benefits of Sculptra?

  • Minimally invasive anti-aging and facial contouring treatment
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • Performed under topical anesthesia
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Allows you to elevate your facial contours
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime
  • Results look completely natural

What happens during the Sculptra treatment?

Your Sculptra treatment starts with a personalized consultation. The medical provider carefully examines your facial contours, reviews your medical history, and measures the degree of skin laxity and loss of volume. After a thorough evaluation, the medical provider curates a personalized Sculptra treatment, marks the treatment areas on your face, and selects the appropriate units of Sculptra for you.

During your Sculptra treatment, the medical provider cleanses your facial skin and applies a numbing gel to ensure a painless experience. The targeted units of Sculptra are carefully injected into the strategically chosen areas on your face using extremely thin needles. You might experience a little pinch, but there’s no pain. The entire procedure concludes within 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections.

What are the side effects of Sculptra?

Sculptra produces minimal and temporary side effects, such as redness, small bumps under the skin, tenderness, discomfort, pain, pinpoint bleeding, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites. The side effects dissipate within a few days.

Is there any downtime after Sculptra?

Sculptra doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but high-intensity workouts should be avoided for 24 hours.

How many Sculptra treatments do I need?

Sculptra produces cumulative results after each session, so you can opt for around 3 sessions spaced a month apart for optimal results.

When will I see the results?

The Sculptra results appear gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. It’s hard to give a specific timeline for the onset of results because it depends on how quickly your body produces collagen fibers.

How long do the results last?

Patients can enjoy the Sculptra results for 2 to 5 years after the treatment, especially if you opt for occasional touch-ups.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in anti-aging and cosmetic treatments. Our medical providers customize the treatment according to your goals, facial anatomy, and lifestyle to ensure safe and naturalized results. We use the latest and safest techniques to revitalize your complexion and help you look effortlessly youthful. Please schedule an appointment to explore your Sculptra treatments in San Carlos.