As we age, one of the first things to go is the collagen that keeps your skin looking plump and fresh in your youth. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we want to help invigorate new collagen growth by offering the latest in dermal fillers for volume loss treatment, Sculptra. As one of the largest users of Sculptra in the country, we are truly Sculptra experts!
This amazing injectable stimulates the bodies’ collagen producing abilities, allowing new collagen production to occur. Sculptra can revitalize your skin’s freshness and fill in the hollows that settles into your cheeks, chest, temples, and face!
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a collagen replacer that helps your face to look fuller and fresher by filling in volume loss that can occur with age while helping to manifest collagen reproduction naturally in the tissues under the skin. This non-surgical treatment works gradually, over about 3-6 sessions, to facilitate a subtle and steady renewal of volume in your face. During and after these 3-6 sessions you can see your face begin to fill out and the skin’s elasticity return, making your face look rejuvenated and revitalized.
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How Does Volume Loss Treatment Work?
This amazing treatment reinforces the deep dermis structure under your skin with its main ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid, while at the same time stimulating the body to produce new collagen in the affected areas. The poly-L-lactic creates a foundation for collagen renewal and helps to conceal volume loss during this process. Sculptra is administered throughout 3-6 sessions over the course of a few months. This allows the body to truly begin the restoration process of a more youthful appearance. The results of Sculptra injections are more natural looking since it is your body’s own collagen!
The results of Sculptra injections are not immediate; it takes a few months to see full results. The doctor places the product where he/she wants the collagen to grow. The product has water in it so that you can see approximate results right away, but then the water will dissipate and slowly over the next 4-12 weeks collagen production will be stimulated and results will be evident.
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Sculptra is a bit different that some of the other injectable treatments offered at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and below we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you understand the procedure more. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to call our offices. We can schedule a consultation today and get you started on a new path to revitalized youth!
Q: How Long Is The Sculptra Treatment Process?
A: Sculptra is a bit longer than most injectables offered today, but that is because the results are more gradual and longer lasting. Treatments such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Voluma, and Radiesse can have more immediate effects, but the results only last for 9-12 months. On the other hand, Sculptra is administered over a few months through 3-6 sessions, but the results can last up to 2 years! Some patients may need a touch up in between but it will help to maintain the youthful effects of your original treatment!
Q: Are There Side Effects To Sculptra?
A: Sculptra has minimal side effects. The general rule for injectables is that there will be some redness, swelling, and numbness around the injection site but these side effects will dissipate within a day or two.
Q: How Long Will It Take For Me To See The Results Of My Sculptra Treatment?
A: Sculptra does not work immediately, unlike other injectables available today. But this allows those who chose Sculptra to have a slow and steady revitalization of your appearance. This is an excellent choice for people who wish to keep their cosmetic procedures a secret. By letting the process happen steadily over time, you can experience the rejuvenation process without anyone ever knowing you had work done!
Q: Is There Downtime After Sculptra Injections?
A: Though the results may be gradual, the downtime after your session is virtually non-existent. There may be some swelling and numbness after each injection but you can return to your daily activities immediately. You can even put on make up right after the procedure!
Q: How Can I Ensure the Best Sculptra Results?
A: We recommend that you gently massage the treatment area several times a day for the first few days after treatment to stimulate the product and ensure an optimal outcome.
Q: Can Sculptra Be Used With Other Injectables?
A: Absolutely! Sculptra can take a few months to show results, but if you would like a more immediate result, but still keep the long lasting effects of Sculptra, you can opt for a combination of injectables like Juvederm or Restylane, in what is known as a liquid facelift procedure. Let our experienced dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego create the best combination for you!
Q: What is the Difference Between Sculptra and Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers?
A: Unlike Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane that can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, Sculptra is not reversible. However, Sculptra results generally last much longer (up to 2 years) and are more natural looking because of the body’s increased collagen production.
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Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology For Your Volume Loss Treatment Consultation Today!
Come into our offices today and find out what Sculptra can do for you! Our expert staff of dermatologists can guide you through all the injectables available today and focus in on the best solution for your skin! Don’t let age and time whither your looks away! Call us today for volume loss treatment at (858) 365-3621 and let Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego bring back that youthful complexion you desire!
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