SCUlptra near me in orange county
What is Sculptra®?
As we age, many patients have complaints about the effects, which they wish to address and reverse. Lost volume happens naturally during the aging process, particularly in the middle of the face as the cheeks become increasingly hollow and flat. At Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine, our medical director Dr. Thomas Lee offers Sculptra® Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable dermal filler that allows for longer-lasting and deeper volume replacement in the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that start from the outside of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth. With a unique formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra increases the natural collagen production in your body, so even if you stop getting treatments, your skin should still be stronger and healthier compared to before. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Jade Phoenix Aesthetics in Irvine, CA to hear more information about the advantages of this aesthetic treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra Injections?
Sculptra is a fantastic dermal filler option that can deliver a revitalized look for Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine patients. Benefits of this treatment performed at our Irvine, CA office include:
- Minimizing lines, creases, and wrinkles
- Reestablishing lost volume
- Achieving a more lively look
- Promoting new collagen production and supporting skin health
- No surgery, no scarring, and no downtime
- Treatments are quick
- Results look natural and are long-lasting
Our Injection Technique
After your consultation, where we will work together to create your personalized treatment plan, you will receive your injections in one of our procedure rooms. Your injector will likely use a numbing cream or local anesthetic before cleansing and marking the sites to be injected. As soon as you are numbed and ready, Sculptra will be injected into the deeper layers of the skin at the selected treatment sites. For best results, Dr. Lee will customize the number of Sculptra injections for you. In general, it will consist of around 3 injections spaced 6 weeks to 2 months apart to achieve maximum youthfulness and volumization.
What Can I Expect After My Sculptra Treatment?
After your Sculptra treatment, you may have mild to moderate redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site that should subside naturally in several days. For faster healing, you can apply a cold compress to the injected areas. You should avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your injection and always use sunscreen. Most patients will notice clear improvements immediately after their treatment with final results seen after 3 – 5 months, when the natural collagen production improves the health of the complexion. When Sculptra is performed in a series over the course of 3 – 4 months, your results can be visible for up to two years.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Improve the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with nonsurgical Sculptra Aesthetic dermal filler injections at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic in Irvine, CA. Our medical director, Dr. Lee, will help you decide if Sculptra is appropriate for your needs and concerns at your initial consultation before developing your customized treatment plan. Contact our team to make your appointment for Sculptra Aesthetic or one of our other services today to tighten, brighten, and rejuvenate your overall appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sculptra fillers are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and have been used around the world safely since the late 1990s. Side effects are usually mild and temporary, but some patients experience slight pain, bruising, redness, and swelling. Occasionally, small bumps may appear if pressure is applied to the treatment area. Please contact our office if you have any concerns about side effects that seem abnormal or do not go away over the 48-72 hours following treatment.
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who are wanting to soften the appearance of wrinkles. It is ideal for correcting chin wrinkles, lines surrounding the lips, and the nasolabial folds. Commonly, men and women elect to get Sculptra between ages 30 – 55. However, Sculptra can be used on a variety of patients, as long as they are over the age of 18 years old.
For longer-lasting results, some patients might want to receive several Sculptra treatments. A major advantage that Sculptra offers over other fillers is that the results can last as long as two years. Since collagen production continues to increase after Sculptra injections, results may continue improving as time progresses.