At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our board-certified dermatologists are expert Sculptra injectors. Plus, they perform all injectable treatments themselves! We are one of the few dermatology centers whose doctors perform injectable treatments, not the nurses or assistants. To learn more, contact our medical center today!
As you age, your body’s ability to produce collagen decreases and your face begins to age and wrinkle. Since collagen keeps the skin youthful and smooth, increasing your collagen production will rejuvenate your facial appearance. Sculptra in San Diego is a new type of facial injectable volumizing treatment that stimulates the regeneration of your own collagen to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and restores lost volume to give you a more youthful face. This non-surgical treatment works gradually in a series of treatments — on average, three injection sessions are needed over a few months — for a subtle, more youthful looking appearance.
What is Sculptra used for?
Sculptra is a collagen replacer and is used to replace the volume loss that occurs naturally due to the aging process. The loss of volume is one of the key components that make a face look older. Since a young face is full and voluminous, by restoring volume, the face will look younger.
Our doctors can correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds by contouring the face and adding volume. Unlike other fillers, this one works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen. By replacing lost collagen, it gradually gives you a more youthful looking appearance without making you look like you’ve had work done.
Sculptra aesthetic is used to improve the following areas:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds or smile lines)
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Under the eyes
Before & After
For more before and after photos, visit our Sculptra photo gallery.
How does it work?
Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of aging. Within the deep dermis, your skin’s structure is reinforced as the poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have been depleted over time. The result? Gradual and subtle corrections to these facial wrinkles. This can provide a refined, more youthful-looking appearance.
How is it injected?
Prior to injection, a local anesthetic is administered in order to decrease discomfort during the procedure. The best Sculptra doctors in San Diego will inject the product into the areas of your face that need to be volumized. In order to achieve natural results, a series of treatments (usually 3 sessions over a few months) are needed. After these treatments, the results gradually become visible and last for up to 2 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What makes the face age?
Q: Who is a good candidate?
Q: How many treatments are needed?
Q: When will I see the results?
Q: How long does it last?
Q: What is Sculptra made of?
Q: What are the side effects?
Q: How much downtime should I expect?
Q: Do Sculptra injections hurt?
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: Can Sculptra be used with other fillers and/or Botox/Dysport?
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Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information on our San Diego treatments and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.
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