Irvince CA residents can eliminate wrinkles for two years, or longer, with a Sculptra procedure

Patients achieve a more youthful appearance with fillers, as these substances are injected into the face to plump up depressed areas and smooth wrinkles and folds. Some fillers are designed to promote longer-lasting changes underneath the skin.

Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to stimulate the production of collagen. Your body makes less of this firming substance over time. Since Sculptra stimulates a process, results from treatment last at least twice as long as results from many other popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers on the market. Thanks to this process, changes occur gradually. You get the most natural looking result from treatment.

Is Sculptra Aesthetic right for you?

Dr. Farshidi will work with you to determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is suitable to improve upon or eliminate:

  • Smile lines around the nose and mouth
  • Marionette lines under the mouth to the jawline
  • Chin wrinkling

Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid. While this material has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches, if you are allergic to any components of Sculptra Dr. Farshidi will assess alternative treatment options.

Should you have a history of scarring, infection or inflammation at the treatment sites, a better filler or treatment may be suggested.

What can I expect during the procedure?

Prior to injecting the gel, Dr. Farshidi will have discussed your goals for treatment as well as topical or local anesthetic options to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

The treatment areas will be mapped and isolated, and cleansed with antiseptic. The doctor will use a fine needle to inject multiple small amounts of Sculptra into the treatment sites.

After the desired amount of correction has been reached, Dr. Farshidi will massage the filler to make sure the gel has been evenly distributed to the treated tissues.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Redness, swelling, pain, bruising, and discomfort to the injection sites are common side effects. These effects can be relieved with the application of an ice pack or cold compress. Many of these signs are mild and usually go away within a few days following treatment.

The doctor will discuss other ways to avoid complications or prolonged side effects, including avoiding excessive sun or sun lamp exposure.

Ongoing treatment may include a series of sessions over the course of a few months. Usually, no more than 3 sessions are needed. Results are subtle yet noticeable because they occur in the months following your injections. These results can last more than two years.

Find out more about the Sculptra procedure by scheduling an appointment at Arta Dermatology’s Irvine CA area office. Call (949) 531-7111 for appointments.


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