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Sculptra® Aesthetic

Age doesn’t have to look the way it used to. It’s more subtle. More gradual. Shouldn’t your anti-age be just as subtle?

Introducing Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid). Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.1 So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Welcome to the new age of anti-age.

Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen.2 The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD

How does Sculptra® Aesthetic Work?

Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen,2 which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician. Most patients need 3 injection sessions spaced over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.

Within the deep dermis, your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen.2 This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time. The result? Sculptra Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles. This can provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance that can last up to 2 years.1

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Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Safe?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used safely for decades in dissolvable stitches and as a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries.

Side effects may include injection site discomfort, pain, redness, bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness. Small bumps and larger lumps under the skin in the treated area may also appear. These typically go away on their own. You should talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects or have questions after treatment.

Is Sculptra® Aesthetic right for you?

If you want a more youthful-looking appearance without looking like you’ve had work done, Sculptra Aesthetic may be the right choice for you. Keep in mind results vary between patients.

GRADUAL results
Each Sculptra Aesthetic injection works to gradually improve the overall appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.1 Because the process is gradual, the effects of Sculptra Aesthetic are achieved through completing the full course of treatment as recommended by your physician. Sculptra Aesthetic is injected in the deep dermis in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician. On average, 3 injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months.1

NOTICEABLE RESULTS
Sculptra Aesthetic works over time. That’s why it’s important to keep going to all your treatment sessions as recommended by your physician. Following a simple aftercare routine that includes short facial massages will also help you get the most out of Sculptra Aesthetic. Each session builds on the last to produce a more natural looking appearance that doesn’t look like you’ve had work done.

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REPLACES, RESTORES, and REFINES
Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — on average 3 injection sessions over a few months — for subtle, more natural looking results. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time. The result? Sculptra Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance that can last up to 2 years.1


1Brown S.A., Rohrich R.J., Baumann L., Brandt F.S., Fagien S., Glazer S., Kenkel J.M., Lowe N.J., Monheit G.D., Narins R.S., Rendon M.I., Werschler W.P., Subject global evaluation and subject satisfaction using injectable poly-L-lactic acid versus human collagen for the correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1684-92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318208d371, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21460676

2Stein P., Vitavska O., Kind P., Hoppe W., Wieczorek H., Süchurer N.Y., The biological basis for poly-l-lactic acid-induced augmentation, J Dermatol Sci. 2015;78(1):26–33. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25703057

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street #312
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 292-6350

Monday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Wednesday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a cosmetic dermatology clinic serving the San Francisco metro area. The board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, Dr. Andrea M. Hui, and their staff perform BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, CoolSculpting®, vascular laser treatments, and intense pulsed light (IPL) for San Francisco, Bay Area, Belvedere, Greenbrae, Mill Valley, and Oakland-area men and women.