As you age, your skin loses elasticity because the collagen beneath your skin’s surface starts to break down. This can give your face a sunken or hollow appearance with less defined cheekbones. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser, we can help revitalize your face and redefine your cheekbones with Sculptra.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulator. It is the only facial injectable dermal filler that uses Poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA), which has been safely used for the past two decades in resorbable stitches. Sculptra is biocompatible (it doesn’t harm your body) and biodegradable (it is able to be broken down within your body) and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as safe for use in the human body.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is delivered in the form of an injection which places PLLA particles under your skin. These particles trigger a reaction in the body which stimulates the production of new collagen in the area.
The new collagen builds in your body over time, meaning the results of using Sculptra are gradual and natural, making it ideal for those who want to subtly improve the shape of their face.
Results can last up to two or three years and Sculptra also contains properties to keep your skin more elastic and hydrated.
For best results, you will usually need three injection sessions that are spaced about six weeks apart.
How is Sculptra Different from Other Dermal Fillers?
- It produces a natural increase in dermal thickness which starts to show within the first four weeks after the initial Sculptra injection. The thickness then gradually increases during the next 6 months and persists for up to two or three years.
- It firms your skin naturally.
- It lasts longer than cosmetic filler.
Sculptra is suitable for both younger and older patients.
As you are treating only the cheekbone areas of your face, there is not usually a recovery time with Sculptra treatments beyond the day of the procedure. After the treatment, you should relax and apply some ice packs to the cheekbone areas. The following day, you should be ready to return to your normal activities.
Sculptra procedures are performed at San Diego Cosmetic Laser by Dr. Parvin Mani, who uses local or topical anesthesia to provide greater comfort during the treatment.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser features state-of-the-art equipment operated by an experienced staff and Dr. Mani performs the Sculptra injection procedure herself, to ensure exceptional results.