Sculptra is a dermal filler that tackles the wrinkles and creases that form on your face due to aging. It is often referred to as a volumizer since it is best known for adding volume to the face. The team at Grossmont Dermatology is happy to offer their patients Sculptra wrinkle reduction with this famously long-lasting injectable.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is distinct from other fillers in that it contains poly-L-lactic acid, the same substance used to make dissolvable stitches. In a very gradual manner, the substance stimulates collagen production. As the collagen activates, it adds volume and firmness to your skin, which in turn fills in the targeted lines.
Sculptra is primarily used to treat smile and frown lines, as well as other wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Aestheticians also frequently use it to fill in lines on other parts of the face including the chin.
More recently, some patients have turned to Sculptra to address non-facial wrinkles (like on the knee and chest) and to fix cellulite. Others have sought Sculptra injections in their thighs, glutes and biceps to give the appearance of added muscle mass.
When it comes to Sculptra, patience is key, and good things come to those who wait. Because of Sculptra’s properties, it will take a matter of months and multiple treatments for the full effects to appear. Sculptra is not the filler to choose for the quickest results, but it is a common choice for people who want gradual change that loved ones are unlikely to recognize as the result of a cosmetic procedure.
Thankfully, your patience will be rewarded. The effects of Sculptra are known to last for two years, dwarfing the staying power of rival fillers.
Candidates for Sculptra
People in overall good health who are unhappy with facial lines and have realistic expectations on what an injectable can achieve are usually well-suited for Sculptra. If your body is prone to abnormal scarring, you should not choose Sculptra. During your consultation, the experts at Grossmont Dermatology will confirm whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
Sculptra Recovery and Downtime
Most patients will experience zero downtime, and are fine to go about their normal activities following the procedure. That said, areas injected with Sculptra commonly swell and sometimes bruise, so you may choose to hold back on planning social engagements in the few days following your injections to give your face time to heal and look normal again.
Cost of Sculptra
Sculptra prices vary based on how much Sculptra is necessary to treat your chosen areas, as well as how many injections you come in for. Schedule a consultation with Grossmont Dermatology’s team to receive an accurate quote.
Grossmont Dermatology offers frequent discounts on its dermal fillers, so be sure to check out our monthly specials page for Sculptra specials.
Why You Should Choose Grossmont Dermatology for Sculptra
The professionals at Grossmont Dermatology are certified in administering Sculptra, and have a solid understanding of the precise points to inject Sculptra for the maximum effect. Stick with a provider that devotes its whole practice to improving the look and health of your skin.
The team at Grossmont Dermatology is happy to answer all your questions about Sculptra (as well as other varieties of fillers), so call (619) 462-1670 for a consultation.
Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center Staff
Grossmont Dermatology is committed to providing patients with excellent quality skin treatments to help them preserve their youth. They use the latest technologies and treatment modalities to provide patients with the most effective services suiting their individual needs. The team of professionals at the practice comprise:
- Christopher Crosby, MD, PhD, FAAD - Specialist in Mohs surgery and reconstructive dermatologic surgery for skin cancers.
- Paul B. Dean, MD, MPH, FAAD – Specializes in general dermatology, mole and lesion removal, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and skin cancer treatments.
- Maki Christine Goskowicz, MD, FAAD – Expertise includes general and laser dermatology, and skin cancer and melanoma treatments.
- Shinko Lin, MD – Specializes in general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and PDT.
- Sam Khalifian, MD – Specializes in adult and pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disease, skin cancer and melanoma treatments, hair loss disorders, and cosmetics.
- Helene Jolly, PA-C, MPAP – Performs cosmetic dermatology, acne and skin rash treatments, and mole removal among other tasks.