Over time, aging causes the elasticity in your face to loosen, and along with volume loss can cause your face to appear drawn and saggy. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon William C. Harris, MD, will apply Sculptra to rebuild your facial contours. Sculptra is an effective filler that rebuilds collagen and adds both volume and definition for a more refined and youthful appearance. Your injections will take place in our private office where we strive to deliver the best Sculptra Beverly Hills has to offer. Learn more about how Sculptra can make an aesthetic difference for you by scheduling your consultation at Harris Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics today.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that contains Poly-L-Lactic acid, a synthetic substance that stimulates collagen formation. Naturally, you start to lose collagen in your late 20s and this loss gradually leads to less firmness in the skin as well as the formation of wrinkles and deep lines, which causes your skin to lose its firmness. Sculptra is an FDA-approved filler that diminishes facial wrinkles and folds. It also has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your nose, mouth, and chin.
Sculptra results in smoother, firmer, and improved texture quality to your skin. By injecting Sculptra under your skin, it will stimulate the formation of collagen, and your wrinkles and lines will start to gradually disappear. Poly-L-Lactic acid stimulates your own natural collagen formation, enabling Sculptra to last up to two years—considerably longer than other facial fillers. During this time, it is vital to always practice a good skin care regimen and always wear sunscreen to minimize the sun's effect. Because lactic acid is a natural substance already found in our bodies, the risk of an allergic reaction is minimal. Another significant benefit of Sculptra is that the changes subtly occur over 2-3 months, so no one will notice that you’ve had anything done.
Generally, you should be healthy without any history of allergic reaction to the product. Patients with volume loss or hollowed facial areas are the ideal candidates. For those who are allergic to other injectable products, Sculptra is an excellent substitute due to its almost non-existent allergy risk. Anyone who wants to improve their facial features, increase collagen, or remove wrinkles may be a candidate for Sculptra. You must postpone getting Sculptra if you are pregnant or nursing. If Sculptra is not suited for you, don't worry! Harris Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers a full menu of anti-aging facial treatments to help you keep a youthful appearance throughout your pregnancy.
Before the procedure, you should talk to Dr. Harris about your medical history and mention any type of allergic reaction or other medical conditions. Next, your face will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to help with any discomfort; then, you will be injected in the discussed areas, and the Sculptra will be massaged into place. Your overall treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
You will notice immediate results; however, it may take up to a couple of months to see the full results. Typically, our Beverly Hills Sculptra patients can return to their normal life immediately after the injection. However, like any other cosmetic treatment, you might experience bruising and swelling. These symptoms typically subside within a day or two and applying a cold pack will help speed this recovery. The full effects of Sculptra take time to develop, despite its immediate plumping effect. Your skin will produce new, healthy collagen over the next 12 weeks, giving you a younger, more vibrant appearance.
Don't hesitate to make yourself feel better and more confident. Book your Beverly Hills Sculptra appointment and discover your new facial contours today. Dr. William C. Harris is a ABOHNS board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic injections like Sculptra to help men and women achieve their facial aesthetic objectives.
Dr. Harris will discuss the number of sessions needed during your consultation. Dr. Harris will then customize the treatment to your specific needs and aesthetic objectives. The average regimen is two-three sessions over about three to four months.
You might have redness and tenderness in the treated areas. Less common risks are bleeding, bumps and pain. If you have a history of irregular scarring, you should avoid Sculptra treatment. In addition, Sculptra injection shouldn't be used at the site of skin sores, acne, cysts, rashes, or other skin inflammation.
Sculptra (Poly-L-lactic acid) induces your own natural collagen formation, while Restylane and Juvederm (hyaluronic acid-based fillers) fill the wrinkles and lines directly with a gel-like substance. Sculptra also has the added benefit of improving skin quality, producing what some describe as a glowing appearance. Both types of fillers are used in multiple areas around the face, however, Sculptra is particularly well suited for hollowing in the temples and cheeks as well as cheekbone definition.
You can tell Dr.Harris about the areas you want to fill, and he will determine the amount of filler needed and discuss the cost with you prior to treatment.
If you are considering plastic surgery, choose the doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. Dr. William Harris makes it his mission to deliver artful, innovative, and detailed surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you live more beautifully every day. Schedule a consultation today to start your journey.
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