Loss of volume occurs during the natural aging process, especially in the middle of the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for longer-lasting and deeper volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to restoring the fullness of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that start at the outside of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA, Sculptra promotes the natural collagen production in your body, so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger and healthier compared to before the treatment.
"If I could give 6 stars I would!! Dr. Schwartz is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I have been researching breast augmentation doctors for the past three years and have been on numerous consultations. The minute I met with Dr. Schwartz, I knew I was in excellent hands. Dr. Schwartz treats you like a family member instead of a patient. He is very honest and really takes his time with you. Dr. S is an artist!!!! I was very scared of the pain for a breast aug because all my friends who had their boobs done said it feels like an elephant is sitting in their chest. Not to mention, I have the lowest pain tolerance ever!!!!!! ( accupuncture hurts me). I'm not sure the technique he uses, but I had ZERO pain and only took ibuprofen. The day after surgery I was shopping at home goods ( but not lifting anything). I was and am still blown away that I didn't have ANY pain!!!! My boobs look great and natural and I couldn't be any happier. I have now started going to Dr. Schwartz for my Botox and filler. He is amazing with that too. I can honestly go on and on about how great he is, but the truth is, you have to go see him for yourself. My first consultation he spent 2 hours with me and answered every question I had. The office staff is great too. Nicole and Dawn are amazing too."- L.W. / Yelp / May 30, 2018
"Once I met him I knew. - After meeting with Dr. Schwartz I knew he was the surgeon for me. He is extremely humble and kind. He gave me all the information I needed about my procedure without me even having to ask many questions. It’s like he already knew all my concerns. His attention to detail is what sold me on him!. He looked at my own individual anatomy and explained what would work best for me. He’s been very rea..."- J. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2018
"Today was my 6 week check up after having a fleur de lis tummy tuck..... can I just say that this whole experience has been incredible. Dr. Schwartz is an amazing surgeon and a kind hearted individual who always took his time to answer all of my questions or concerns. Although I felt 100% confident in Dr. Schwartz I have to admit I was scared of the recovery... I had read individual blogs and talked to friends about their experiences after surgery and everyone said I would be in alot of pain!! Well all I can say is "Wow" my surgery and recovery have been great my pain was very minimal and I only took tylenol and motrin. My friends who came to visit me were all astonished in how well I moved around and could not believe I was not complaining about being in pain. Dr. Schwartz and his team were very attentive after my surgery. They called me, they texted me, Dr. Schwartz reminded me each time we spoke to call him with any concerns. I am in awe of the aftercare I have received and continue to receive from Dr. Schwartz and his office. Dr. Schwartz and his team deserve more than 5 stars!!!"- E.C. / Yelp / Aug 02, 2018
"Dr. James Schwartz is the best of best. After having a really bad experience with prior breast plastic surgeries 5 to be exact, my left breast was ruined and had no more skin to fix it, I was hopeless until I meet with Dr. Schwartz at his office in Beverly Hills. He was not only kind but also compassionate and ultimately wonderful surgeon. Dr James Schwartz fixed my bad breast, he where able to achieve a goal I thought unattainable. What's more my recovery was practically pain-free. All my surgeries had been extremely painful and long recoveries. I couldn't believe I never use other than Advil for my pain and two weeks after my surgery I feel 100%. You could hope for no better surgeon than Dr James Schwartz Warmly - Zuki"- Z.P. / Yelp / Jul 05, 2018
"Dr. James Schwartz is the best of best. After having a really bad experience with prior breast plastic surgeries 5 to be exact, my left breast was ruined and had no more skin to fix it, I was hopeless until I meet with Dr. Schwartz at his office in Beverly Hills. He was not only kind but also compassionate and ultimately wonderful surgeon.Dr James Schwartz fixed my bad breast, he where able to achieve a goal I thought unattainable. What’s more my recovery was practically pain-free. All my surgeries had been extremely painful and long recoveries. I couldn’t believe I never use other than Advil for my pain and two weeks after my surgery I feel 100%. You could hope for no better surgeon than Dr James Schwartz Warmly - Zuki"- Z.P. / Google / Jul 05, 2018
Sculptra Aesthetic is ideal for anyone who wants to boost fullness in their mid-face without surgical implants. Candidates may have been born with thin cheeks, whereas other patients have volume loss with age or weight loss. Sculptra dermal filler may also help to treat fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra's formula works to boost the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will see an improvement in the appearance and overall health of their complexion. Sculptra is one of the more powerful dermal fillers on the market and is used by Dr. Schwartz for patients who show moderate to advanced signs of aging. It is longer lasting filler and is a great option for patients before considering a surgical procedure.
Following your consult to determine your custom plan for treatment, you can receive your injections in our minor procedure room. Your injector can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra is injected in the deeper skin layers at the chosen sites. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz suggests a series of four treatments that are each done at our office around three weeks apart.
What to Expect
Following your treatment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the sites of injections that should heal on its own in 3 – 5 days. To speed healing, you may apply a cold compress to the treated areas. You should limit UV exposure after your injection and always use sunscreen. Many patients will have improvements right after their injections with complete results developing after 3 – 5 months, when the increased collagen production improves the health of the complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may be visible for as long as two years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can range in price depending on how many units are needed to achieve your wanted results. Some patients may also need a series of treatment for the optimal outcome. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals and tailor a treatment plan for your specific budget.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. It can help to restore the skin’s inner structure and volume over time as more collagen is formed. The rebuilt strands of collagen create the appearance of fullness to facial folds and wrinkles.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Approved by the FDA, Sculptra has a long history of safety worldwide since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, bruising, swelling, and/or redness. In some cases, bumps may become noticeable when pressure is applied to the injected area. Contact our office if you experience any abnormal or lasting side effects.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who are wanting to soften and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It can specifically be used to restore chin wrinkles, lines surrounding the mouth, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. The most common age to receive Sculptra injections is between ages 30 – 55; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do results last?
For longer-lasting results, some patients may need to receive several Sculptra treatments. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last up to two years. Since the production of collagen continues to develop over time, results may appear more gradually.
Plan Your Procedure
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Improve the smoothness and volume of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra dermal filler treatments at our Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgery center. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz will decide if Sculptra is best for your goals and concerns at your initial consultation before developing your unique plan for treatment. Contact our team to make your appointment for Sculptra injections or other services.