Sculptra is a very unique injectable material, normally used to fill large areas. Sculptra is made from a biocompatible synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid, and does not require allergy testing before use.
Rather than actually filling the area, Sculptra stimulates your body to produce collagen. The skin thickens and softens in the area injected, giving both increased volume and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. This creates a natural and long lasting cosmetic improvement. The process is gradual. Immediately after the injections the area may look full, but this fullness is mostly due to the water component of Sculptra and will reduce over the next week. During the following three weeks, the area injected slowly builds up collagen and gains volume.
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After about four weeks you will require a follow-up session to build up further collagen and complete the process. One to two follow-up sessions, spaced about one month apart are usually required to complete the process. With each follow-up session, less and less Sculptra will be necessary.
Sculptra is a wonderful alternative to invasive procedures such as fat grafts, which require surgical harvesting of fat from other areas of your body. Dr. Rivkin believes in using safe and non-invasive cosmetic solutions whenever possible. He has found that Sculptra produces pleasing, long-lasting and natural looking results, and works well to add volume to any area of the face. Sculptra is most commonly used for procedures such as cheek implants, filling hollow cheeks or temple areas, nasolabial fold correction, and chin augmentation.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs, desired end results, and explain the procedure. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.
To learn more about Sculptra or to schedule a free initial consultation in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area, contact us by phone or email today.