Sculptra at Arta Dermatology, Newport Beach

Close-up portrait of beautiful woman We all want to feel good about our appearances. As time, lifestyle, habits, and environmental factors begin to take a toll, you begin seeing a different face in the mirror. If that aged and tired person you see doesn’t match the youthful and vibrant person you are on the inside, it’s time for anti-aging treatment. Sculptra is a powerful weapon against the ravages of time.

Familiar dermal filler products, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, work by instantly replenishing skin volume with hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is different, as it stimulates your body to repair and create collagen, restoring volume from the inside out.

Dr. Farshidi may use Sculptra to improve the appearance of:

  • Contours of the cheeks or chin
  • Hollowing at the temples
  • Deep lines at the nasolabial fold

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Commonly used around the nose and mouth, Sculptra reaches into the deeper layers of the skin, rebuilding it from the inside out. Rather than simply filling lines, this cosmetic treatment encourages the natural rebuilding of fat under the skin, much like the natural production of collagen would do. This rebuilding sets Sculptra apart from dermal fillers as an anti-aging procedure.

To determine if Sculptra is suitable, Dr. Farshidi will evaluate the condition of your skin, and discuss your specific lifestyle and physical characteristics. This treatment may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or nursing, or those who have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring. To attain optimal results using Sculptra, a series of customized injections are administered in treatment sessions scheduled a few weeks apart.

Following a treatment session, slight redness or bruising at the injection site, mild discomfort, bleeding, swelling or itching may occur. Due to the nature of the Sculptra solution, it is common for small nodules to appear under the skin, which can be addressed with massage. Patients are advised to massage the skin gently for five minutes at a time, a few times a day for approximately five days following treatment.

Although an immediate difference is visible, the full effects of this treatment will appear in the weeks following treatment, as the body absorbs some of the water available in the solution. Just as natural production of collagen occurs over time, the rebuilding effects of Sculptra take some time to process.

After a series of injections based on your specific goals, lifestyle and skin type, you will see more volume and youthful facial contours that last for up to two years.

Contact us for your personalized consultation with Dr. Farshidi to uncover your best skin.