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Sculptra® Aesthetic (Injectable poly-L-lactic acid Dermal Filler) – Beverly Hills, CA*

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About Sculptra

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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Procedure Technique

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.

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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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.