For many patients, it can be difficult to find a long-lasting solution to the loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles that come with age. With Sculptra®, patients can obtain the beautiful, enduring results that they want through a simple series of injectable treatments.
Torrey Pines Dermatology is proud to provide patients in the Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, San Diego, and La Jolla areas of California with access to this exciting injectable treatment. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment for Sculptra®, contact us today!
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a dermal filler FDA-approved in 2009 for the correction of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. This injectable sets itself apart from other dermal fillers because of the incredible, long-lasting results it brings patients. After undergoing a series of three injection sessions, most patients obtain beautiful, youthful-looking skin that can last for more than two years.
How does it Work?
Sculptra® works to improve the appearance of wrinkles and facial volume loss by creating a sturdy, long-lasting collagen framework. The primary ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). During treatment, this substance is injected into the deep dermis. Once there, the PLLA solution slowly begins to build a collagen framework within the deep, fundamental layers of the skin. With each additional injection session, this framework becomes stronger. As additional collagen is created and strengthened within the skin, wrinkles and fine lines begin to soften, and areas of the face once lacking in volume become more defined and youthful looking.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
Unlike many other injectable procedures, at least three injection sessions, spaced between six and ten weeks apart, are required to obtain dramatic results with Sculptra®. While it typically takes patients between 45-90 days to see the full results of their treatments, these results usually last for two years.
Following each injection session, side effects like swelling, bruising, and detectable fullness are common. These usually subside within two days of receiving treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra®?
Nearly any patient interested in obtaining long term correction to nasolabial folds, marionette lines, hollow cheeks, and chin wrinkles is a potential candidate for Sculptra®. Potential candidates must be in good health, understand the amount of injections that must be undergone, and have realistic expectations about the potential results of their procedure.
Sculptra® is one of the most simple and unique long-term solutions to the signs of aging. If you’d like more information about this exciting injectable or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment to see if you qualify for treatment, contact Torrey Pines Dermatology today! We look forward to hearing from you.