The loss of facial volume is a natural process, one that we’ve been trying to combat for years. Thankfully, Sculptra® has emerged as one of the leading treatments made to help us restore the beauty of your look. This incredible biostimulator gives your skin the natural lift it needs to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Better still, Sculptra® can also be injected into the buttocks, giving you a noticeable lift without the need for more invasive procedures.
At SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we strive to give our patients gorgeous results. Each injection is handled with the care and precision you deserve. Get in touch today to learn more about this biostimulator and explore our other injectable options.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator made to restore the deep, underlying structure of your skin and diminish facial wrinkles. It works by stimulating the skin to produce its own natural collagen, which results in a more contoured and youthful appearance. This injectable is FDA-approved and typically used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. If you’re looking for a natural-looking fix to fight the signs of aging, Sculptra® may be a good choice for you.
Our Approach to Sculptra® Treatments
During a Sculptra® procedure here at our office, you will be asked to lie down and relax while we administer the injections. After injection, the Sculptra® formula will be gradually and naturally absorbed by your body. Over time, this compound will help rebuild lost collagen and give you the youthful skin you’ve been dreaming of.
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months is needed to get the most out of these injections. The number of injections during each session will vary depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and our specialists. You may experience mild discomfort during the treatment and you may experience some redness and bruising post-procedure; however, you’ll be able to return to your regular activities right away.
Keep calm, and don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. This injectable is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra® aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects after three treatment sessions and over the course of a few months.
CANDIDATES FOR SCULPTRA®
Sculptra® contains no human or animal components, so no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments. Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching, lumps, bleeding, and swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. This injectable is FDA-approved to address the following concerns.
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”
- Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
Schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a candidate for this treatment.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your non-surgical consultation with SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about Sculptra®, please call us today at 650.964.2200 or complete the form on our website to request a consultation in Mountain View, California.