Sculptra™ adds volume and replaces lost collagen. The results are subtle, gradual and gorgeous.
As we age, we lose facial volume which causes the skin to sag and makes us look older and drawn. Sculptra is the best way to re-plump the skin from the inside out, providing non-surgical facelift results at our Beverly Hills med spa.
Sculptra causes the body to produce collagen cells wherever it is injected. It literally turns back the clock 5 - 10 years, using your own collagen! Tissue plumping takes a few months, so results develop over time – perfect if you don't want anyone to know you've had treatment. Most people see results in 2 – 6 treatments, six weeks apart. The results last for years.
Sculptra has been used since 2004 in the US and since 1999 in Europe. Sculptra is made from the same material as internal, dissolvable stitches, so it's used every day, throughout the world in most surgical cases. And for those looking for facelift-like results without surgery — Sculptra could be the perfect fit.
Sculptra is ideal for treating the following:
Collagen is the key to keeping your skin looking smooth and youthful. Unfortunately, it deteriorates with age. Sculptra works to replace lost collagen, instantly making your skin appear thicker and fuller.
We place Sculptra using our unique injection technique to add volume and beautifully contour the face, providing among the most effective treatments in Sculptra Beverly Hills offers. Micro-particles of the injected substance then go to work in the deeper layers of your skin to help your body begin rebuilding its own collagen. Over time, increased collagen production naturally begins filling in areas of lost volume.
After numbing the area with a topical cream, we clean the skin and deposit the Sculptra with a very precise technique for optimal, gorgeous yet natural results. You'll see optimal results 4 – 6 weeks after your final treatment.
The manufacturer's 2 year study showed continuing results. In our practice, we find results last up to 4 years.
The most common side effects of Sculptra occur around the injection site. They include bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, generally lasting 3-17 days.
A rare side effect are small bumps that you can feel but typically cannot see. They can go away on their own over time, or they can be dissolved in the office, if needed.
A week prior to treatment, avoid the following products. They are blood thinners and can increase your chances of bruising:
If you have a tendency to bruise easily you may bruise a bit after receiving Sculptra in Beverly Hills at our office. To reduce swelling and bruising, apply an ice pack during the first 24 hours. Any remaining bruises can be easily covered with concealer.
To decrease the likelihood of bruising and swelling, we recommend that you prop your head up when you sleep and try not to sleep (put pressure) on the treated areas for one to two nights.
Avoid sun and UV sunlamp exposure until swelling and redness have disappeared. To reduce the chance of bruising and minimize the length and severity of bruises, we recommend the oral supplement Arnika Forte. It contains the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana (which helps with bruising and swelling), Bromelain (a natural anti-inflammatory found in pineapples), grape seed extract and Vitamin C. This powerful combination of purified elements helps reduce the length and severity of bruises. Some of our patients feel that it even prevents bruises from ever happening!
Schedule an appointment with one of our skin specialists today to find out if Sculptra is right for you, and see how this amazing injectable can produce non-surgical facelift results at our Beverly Hills med spa.