What is Sculptra?

Sometimes referred to as the Liquid Facelift, Sculptra is an injectable filler product that, when injected below the skin’s surface, restores volume to correct various signs of aging. Sculptra is a favorite of celebrities and those who have previously used shorter-term fillers love it for its longevity and how natural the effects look over time.

Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. Sculptra is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) material that has been widely used for many years in surgical products.

The effects of Sculptra are long-lasting. In fact, they were shown in a clinical study to last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session.

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Same Day & Late Appointments

Sculptra treatments can be done in our La Jolla office by appointment, and you may be able to come in on the same day you call!

We reserve time in our schedules for fillers and Botox appointments. We can also see you during your lunch break, or in the evening on certain days of the week.

Call 858-452-1981 to check availability.

Who is a Candidate for Sculptra?

If you have wrinkles anywhere on your face that you wish to diminish, you may be a candidate for Sculptra injections. You may also be a candidate for Sculptra if you have deep nasolabial folds (the line between your nose and the corner of your mouth), or if you have scars on your face that you wish to improve.

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Intended Results of Sculptra

Sculptra corrects lost volume and provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with facial lipoatrophy.

Sculptra can smooth out, fill in and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, fill and reduce the depth of the nasolabial folds, and fill depressed acne scars.

Enjoy pain-free filler injections with add-on option PRO-NOX™

Every patient deserves a comfortable experience, so we now offer an add-on option to use PRO-NOX™ during injectables, laser treatments, and other medical spa services.

What is PRO-NOX™?

PRO-NOX™ is a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system that allows you to be in full control of your comfort. If at any point you feel you need something to take the edge off, simply breathe through the PRO-NOX™ mouthpiece for instant relief from pain and anxiety.

Unlike oral pain medication, PRO-NOX™ takes effect in seconds, but these effects wear off minutes after your treatment, leaving no trace of the chemical in your body. You can safely drive and return to your normal routine without worrying about side effects.

Ask us about adding PRO-NOX™ to your treatment at your consultation, or contact us for more information!

Healing after Sculptra injections

Immediately following a treatment session, there may be redness, swelling, pain, bruising or all of these signs in the area treated. These usually disappear in a few hours to a few days. Ice should be applied to help decrease swelling.

The treated area should be lightly massaged a few times each day for several days after the treatment session. Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal routine after treatment.

Learn more at a free consultation

If Sculptra sounds like a good fit for you, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our skin experts to discuss your concerns and goals.