With Sculptra Oakland patients at Tri Valley can fill in wrinkles and lines around the eyes, forehead, and nose, and pump up facial volume to restore their youthful appearance and fight the signs of aging! We are proud to offer this highly-effective and long-lasting injectable treatment.
Sculptra is an injectable filler used to add volume to the face. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to the cheeks and lips. Made from a substance called poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic form of lactic acid which is a natural substance produced by the body during exercise, The poly-L-lactic acid is injected into the deep layers of the skin using a fine needle. The injection process takes just a few minutes and is relatively painless.
While this is a long-lasting filler, it is not permanent. Effects typically last for two to three years before another treatment is needed to maintain the results. This injectable treatment has been used in Europe since 1999 and was approved by the FDA in 2004. It is sometimes referred to as the "liquid facelift" because it can provide similar results to a surgical facelift without the need for surgery.
Sculptra works by stimulating the body's collagen production. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its structure and helps to keep it looking young and healthy.
Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Poly-L-lactic acid can help to reverse this process by stimulating the body's collagen production.
There are many reasons people flock to Tri Valley Plastic Surgery in Oakland to achieve their facial rejuvenation goals with Sculptra. It provides many benefits, including:
Poly-L-lactic acid is a good option for people who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to the cheeks and lips. It is also a good option for people who wish to avoid surgery. Poly-L-lactic acid injectables are not a good option for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is also not a good option for people with an active infection or skin disease. If you're looking to solve the following problems, Sculptra is perfect for:
The procedure can and should only be performed in the office of a board-certified plastic surgeon. At our clinic in Oakland Sculptra takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will be given a local anesthetic during a treatment session to numb the injection area. After numbing, the plastic surgeon will make tiny injections into the treatment area. The number of injections will depend on the size of the treatment area.
After the procedure, you may have some swelling, bruising, and redness in the injection area. This is normal and will resolve on its own within a few days. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Results can vary between each person. During your consultation, you will be able to see before and after photos of previous patients. Your final results will appear gradually over the course of several months as your body produces new collagen.
You will not see results from Sculptra immediately. It can take several months for your body to produce new collagen and for the results to appear.
The frequency of treatments will depend on your individual needs. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will create a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
Side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a few days. These side effects can include:
The results can last for up to 2 years. However, touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain your results.
Sculptra's results are similar to other dermal fillers but do last longer than other fillers on the market. Additionally, poly-L-lactic acid results are not immediate. It can take several months for your body to produce new collagen and for full results to appear.
Don't spend another day feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Poly-L-lactic acid can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to the cheeks and lips, and stimulate the body's collagen production. If you are interested in learning more, schedule a consultation with us today. Our skilled aestheticians will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if Sculptra is right for you.
Poly-L-lactic acid injections are not painful. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the injection area before the procedure, and any pain following the injections may be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Poly-L-lactic acid has been FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines.
When poly-L-lactic acid wears off, the wrinkles and fine lines will return. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain your results.
The cost of treatment will vary depending on the number of treatments you need and the size of the treatment area. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of your treatment.
Poly-L-lactic acid side effects are mild and short-lived, and may include swelling, bruising, and redness near the injection site.
Our injectable treatments do not require downtime. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Yes, poly-L-lactic acid can be used to sculpt the jawline and augment the cheeks, as well as to add volume to the lips.
Yes, Sculptra can be used for body contouring. It can be used to improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery in Dublin provides expert plastic surgery with great results and minimal downtime. We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule a consultation with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.