Looking for a way to restore volume and achieve natural-looking results?
Sculptra® may be right for you. This injectable PLLA filler can help add volume to your face, providing subtle results lasting up to two years. Sculptra is perfect for individuals who want natural-looking results that occur gradually over time.
Your Non-Surgical Route
If you're looking for a non-surgical way to achieve long-lasting results, Sculptra at Refine Anti-Aging in Oakland, CA may be the perfect solution for you. We proudly offer Sculptra treatments that are personalized to each patient's needs while helping to restore lost facial volume, creating a more youthful appearance.
An FDA-approved facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is used to correct the shallow-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds that come with the natural aging process and the loss of collagen. It works gradually by replacing the lost collagen and gives you natural results over time. Think of it like “fertilizer for your face,” as it gradually promotes collagen growth. A series of 2-3 sessions are needed over the course of a few months, and results last at least two years.
Sculptra is made of a synthetic, biodegradable, and biocompatible material called poly-L-lactic acid. PLLA helps to rebuild the structure of your skin from within, replacing lost collagen, and is naturally and progressively absorbed by the body.
Sculptra helps to address the underlying cause of facial aging and not just the symptoms! Although there are other anti-aging treatments, they are not the same and cannot tackle the issue from within.
Most people are a candidate for Sculptra. However, you may not be a candidate if you have an allergy to PLLA or any of the other ingredients in Sculptra. You also may not be a candidate if you have an active skin infection or inflammation. You may be a candidate for PLLA if:
At your consultation, Dr. Vasanwala will assess your individual needs and aesthetic goals to determine if Sculptra is right for you.
Before your treatment, we will cleanse the injection site. Sculptra contains a numbing agent called lidocaine to provide maximum comfort.
Dr. Vasanwala will use a very fine needle to inject Sculptra into the deep dermis, and the PLLA will steadily encourage the body to restart the production of collagen. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment are determined by the volume of collagen loss in each patient. Typically, treatments consist of three appointments over the course of a few months.
If possible, you should avoid taking blood thinners, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, for at least one week before treatment. You should also avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before treatment.
Sculptra results are not instantaneous but will gradually appear over the course of several months.
You may see some initial swelling and bruising at the injection sites, but this typically resolves within a week. Since PLLA works gradually by replacing the lost collagen, it will give you natural results over time without appearing like you have had a cosmetic procedure done. You can expect optimal results six to eight weeks after your initial treatment. Your provider will give you specific aftercare instructions, including advisement of a post-treatment skincare regimen.
PLLA injections are long-lasting, but touch-ups may be necessary to maintain optimal results. A series of 2-3 sessions are needed over a few months, and results last at least two years. Results often last more than two years, but many patients opt for an annual facial assessment to determine if touch-up injections are necessary.
At Refine Anti-Aging, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service.
We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their desired results. We are also fortunate to have Dr. Vasanwala, a trained specialist in Sculptra.
We invite you to explore our wide range of services, including Botox, fillers, Microneedling, and more. We are confident that we can help you achieve your goals and look your best.
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra and how it can help you achieve your goals, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office in Oakland, CA. We will answer all of your questions and help you decide if Sculptra is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at (510) 462-2662.
Sculptra is injected into the deeper layers of your skin using a very fine needle to minimize discomfort. The numbing agent used during the treatment will also help to minimize any discomfort, and most patients report only a mild pinching sensation.
Due to the nature of its formula, Sculptra has a low incidence of adverse effects. The most typical side effects include edema and bruising at the injection sites.
After your initial 2 or 3 treatments, annual maintenance of one treatment is recommended to maintain your results.
Sculptra is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Yes, Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injections are known for their augmentative properties and have been found to be beneficial in lifting and sculpting mulitule areas through their stimulation of collagen production.
Each vial of Sculptra costs $850. The number of vials and treatment sessions will depend on a number of factors, but a minimum of two treatment sessions is required 6-8 weeks apart.
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You could wait to feel and look your best… but why would you? If you’re interested in Oakland’s best anti-aging treatments, you owe it to yourself to give Refine Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetics a try. Let Dr. Vasanwala get you on the path to maximizing your well-being by scheduling your appointment today! You can also call or text us at the number listed.Schedule an Appointment