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Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. It gradually triggers natural production of collagen within your skin for a natural rejuvenation. While you do not receive immediate results with Sculptra®, the gradual collagen neogenesis (regeneration of tissue) process makes it virtually impossible for anyone to detect that you have had a cosmetic procedure.

What is Sculptra®?

Our San Jose Sculptra® treatment is made of a synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid. It is biodegradable and has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches. It is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. It is also FDA-approved and biocompatible, so it does not require allergy testing.

Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra® is used as a foundation-building, anti-aging facial injectable to stimulate regeneration of your own collagen primarily on the perimeter of the face. Other dermal fillers add volume to interior features of the face (cheeks, lips, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, etc.) to further enhance contours and improve facial wrinkles, folds, and volume loss. Used in conjunction with other injectables, we have endless options to rejuvenate your look for the most youthful and refined results.

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What to Expect During Your Sculptra® Treatment

You will be asked to avoid blood thinners for about a week prior to your injections in order to minimize post-procedure bruising. A very small needle is inserted into the treatment area. Lidocaine is included in the formula to numb the injection sites and, although most patients do not have any pain during the procedure, we can also apply a topical anesthetic for more comfort. Sculptra® is injected slightly deeper into the skin than most dermal fillers.

The injections themselves usually take no more than 15 to 30 minutes. Sculptra® injections do not require downtime, but we do advise that you avoid exercise for a couple of days. You will be able to return to your normal activities that same day and asked to avoid any sun exposure if possible. An ice pack should be applied should you experience any discomfort.

Recovering From Sculptra® Injections

Although there is no downtime after treatment, common side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, and itching. These symptoms will generally subside within a few days. We will provide you with topical products that can help to resolve bruising more quickly. In the meantime, you may use makeup to cover any minor discoloration.

Sculptra® may cause lumps under the skin for a short time. These are to be expected and will smooth with massage. We will instruct you the proper way to massage the lumps on a daily basis for five days after each of your Palo Alto Sculptra® treatments.

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Can Sculptra® Be Used On My Forehead Lines?

Generally, for wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® treatments are advised. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you which injectable product will provide you with the best results. We may combine several products to give you the look you desire.

How Often Do I Need to Get Sculptra® Treatments?

The treatments are done over a few months. Usually two to three treatments will be required based on the age and desired look of the individual.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Results will require patience as they may take 4-6 months to show up. Unlike Hyaluronic acid fillers which generally last a year, once the series of treatments are completed, patients will be able to enjoy their results for 2-3 years. If you wish to learn more, don't hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation today for arguably the best treatment of Sculptra San Jose® has to offer.

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