Following a Sculptra treatment with Dr. Esmailian in Orange County, individuals enjoy a softer, more youthful looking appearance. Furthermore, as time passes and the Sculptra gradually disappears from the face, the body’s own collagen production increases causes in an increase in skin thickness.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable filler that gradually restores lost facial volume by dramatically stimulating collagen. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a substance which is naturally produced by the body. It can be used to smooths facial creases and provide significant volume to hollow cheeks and other areas, lasting for two years. Unlike other fillers, it is not a gel, but instead is a collagen stimulant that triggers the body’s natural ability to restore facial volume.

Benefits of Sculptra

Sculptra provides many benefits for patients who would like to reduce the signs of age and achieve a more youthful plumpness in hollow or sunken areas.

  • Highly effective rejuvenation treatment
  • Results last up to two years
  • Comfortable, in-office procedure
  • Minimally-invasive, short injectable treatment
  • Few side effects
  • No downtime
  • Natural-looking results
  • Smooths wrinkles and fine lines
  • Dramatically triggers the production of collagen
  • Provides significant volume
  • Improves the texture of the skin

Candidates of Sculptra Treatments

Candidates of Sculptra are patients suffering from:

  • Bony looking cheekbones
  • Hollowing of the cheeks, temples, or chin
  • An undefined jawline
  • Folds running from the mouth to the chin and/or the nose to the mouth (melolabial and nasolabial folds)

What to Expect During a Sculptra Treatment in Orange County

Sculptra is a substance that is made from lactic acid, which is naturally present in the body; therefore, allergy testing prior to treatment is not necessary. Dr. Esmailian performs this nonsurgical procedure at his office in Orange County.

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A Sculptra Procedure With Dr. Esmailian In Orange County

  • Dr. Esmailian determines his injection points and marks these areas on the face.
  • Generally, approximately 45 minutes before a treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the areas of the face that are being treated with Sculptra. There is very little discomfort during the treatment because the Sculptra itself is mixed with lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic. Most people have had lidocaine before because dental professionals frequently use it as a numbing agent.
  • Using a very fine needle, Dr. Esmailian injects the Sculptra directly beneath the skin in the areas of the face previously marked.
  • Directly after a treatment, the treated areas are massaged. This is done to ensure an even distribution of the liquid throughout the areas that were treated; in addition, this massage helps prevent nodules or bumps from forming beneath the skin.
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Recovery

Following a Sculptra treatment, there is very little, if any, downtime. The majority of individuals return to their normal activities directly after their procedure with Dr. Esmailian in Orange County.

What to Expect

Individuals may experience some redness and/or inflammation at the injection sites; however, these side effects will fade quickly. A cold compress or an ice pack wrapped in a towel may be applied to these areas for 20 minutes at a time. Bare ice should never be applied to the skin.

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Treatment Results

Immediately following treatment, the area of the face that was treated will appear filled out. This is due to the sterile water that is used to suspend the Sculptra microparticles prior to injection. After a few days, this fullness will recede.

Sculptra’s true lasting effects take weeks and sometimes months to appear. While the effects do not manifest themselves immediately, they can last as long as two years; whereas, the results attained through other skin injectables may only last for a few months. If you are interested in learning more about the non-surgical treatments available in Orange County, contact Dr. Farbod Esmailian’s office today.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board-certified plastic surgeon whose advanced ability and experience with both surgical and injectable procedures makes him an ideal choice for anyone looking to achieve results with minimally-invasive techniques. Known for his precision and focus on natural-looking results, Dr. Esmailian dedicates himself to the aesthetic goals of his patients and provides expertise, understanding and a gentle hand during Sculptra treatments. Call today for a consultation and find out more about what Sculptra can do for you.

Sculptra FAQ

How many treatments will I need?

Is it safe?

How long do results last?

What's the difference between Sculptra and Juvederm?

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your unique needs and severity of volume loss, you will need between one and six treatment sessions spaced about a month apart.

Is it safe?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved treatment with a proven safety record and has been in use for more than 20 years.

How long do results last?

Sculptra is one of the longest-lasting injectable treatments, providing results that can last up to 2 years after your last treatment.

What's the difference between Sculptra and Juvederm?

Juvederm fill hollow areas with a gel-like substance to achieve desired volume. Instead of filling the area, Sculptra works with your body to restore volume by boosting natural collagen. Juvederm results last for up to nine months, while Sculptra lasts for up to two years.

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