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Sculptra® (Injectable Wrinkle Filler) - San Francisco, CA

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About Sculptra® aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique injectable treatment that is FDA approved to gradually replace collagen loss. Other fillers work by filling and sculpting the face with hyaluronic gel. Sculptra®, on the other hand, is a liquid so it can be safely injected almost anywhere in the face, but most commonly is injected in the cheeks, temples, and around the mouth to restore the skin’s youthful appearance. Sculptra® is made out of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance commonly used in medical sutures. Results gradually develop as the PLLA dissolves and is replaced with your own, natural collagen. Sculptra® is one of the longest lasting facial treatments we offer, with results still visible up to two to three years after treatment! This treatment may also be combined with other fillers and cosmetic treatments to address all of your anti-aging concerns. 

Best Candidates

Sculptra® treatments are best for any candidate who would like to treat facial volume loss, as well as wrinkles and deep lines.Typical candidates for this treatment are between 30 and 55 years old. However, younger candidates may seek this treatment to prevent the effects of aging caused by personal and environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure. 

What to Expect

Sculptra® is administered by our board-certified dermatologists - Dr. Kathleen Welsh or Dr. Andrea Hui. Prior to treatment, a medical assistant will apply a topical numbing cream to help make you as comfortable as possible for the injections. Our doctors are master injectors and quickly inject this liquid filler to the areas that need it the most. Sculptra® is generally administered in multiple layers until the desired look and contour is achieved. Following your treatments, a medical assistant will massage the treatment area to ensure even distribution of the product under the skin. Patients will be instructed on how to perform this massage at home as part of the post care protocol. For the best results, some patients may need to return for more than one vial of Sculptra®

Other Considerations

Once the Sculptra®  is injected, patients may notice an initial volume replacement created by the liquid under the skin. However, unlike hyaluronic acid gel fillers, Sculptra®  works by growing the patient’s own collagen, gradually over two to three months. Please allow for your results to develop over time. Also bear in mind that sometimes more than one vial or treatment is necessary for optimal results. After each treatment, patients can expect to have some mild swelling and redness at and around the injection sites, which will subside within a few short hours. Since Sculptra®  is injected deeply into the dermal layer of the skin, bruising is more common than with other fillers. If it is safe to do so, we advise that you discontinue any blood thinners for one week prior to your treatment to reduce bruising. One of our skilled medical professionals will give each patient a full list of instructions and expectations prior to treatment. Patients will be able to immediately return to their regular daily routines following each treatment.

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If you are seeking long lasting results, Sculptra® may be a perfect solution for you. We encourage you to call our dermatology office today and schedule a cosmetic consultation find out more about this unique collagen stimulating treatment.

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