The Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills specializes in non-surgical methods to help patients safely make their cosmetic wishes reality. From a basic feel-good facial to the latest in laser skin resurfacing, or body contouring, the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center of Los Angeles has everything you want conveniently located under one roof. One of the many anti-aging treatments we offer is the Sculptra Aesthetic.
Sculptra FDA approval came through In 2009 for the correction of folds and wrinkles that form between the nose and the lip and the marionette lines between the lips and chin. The Sculptra filler is also used to minimize the appearance of some scars. Its effects are gradual and long lasting.
As you grow older, the collagen in your skin breaks down. This is due to the normal aging process and sun exposure over the years, resulting in wrinkling and sagging skin. The Sculptra filler replaces the collagen time strips away, gradually reviving your appearance without drastically altering it. Some of the cosmetic issues this popular anti-aging treatment is used to correct include:
The majority of Los Angeles Sculptra patients that undergo this filler treatment are very satisfied with their results. Most patients report a pain-free procedure with little to no downtime, and, best of all – renewed confidence in their appearance.
The primary ingredient of Sculptra filler is poly-L-lactic acid (PLA). This material has been used for decades to manufacture absorbable sutures and bone plates. PLA is derived from lactic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body that promotes cellular metabolism. This treatment is safe, natural and FDA approved.
If you’re thinking about having this anti-aging treatment that is growing in popularity, you’ll naturally want to receive the best care possible. At our Los Angeles aesthetics practice, our friendly and professional staff have the know-how and experience to address all of your questions and concerns.
In a time when the cosmetic industry is offering more cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all packages, Lasky Aesthetics still believes in the personal touch. Your desired outcome, needs, lifestyle, medical history, and beauty regimen – we want to know all about you.
This information is utilized to develop a personal rejuvenation program tailored to each patient’s specific goals. Only then will our highly trained Certified Injection Specialists administer your Sculptra treatment in a soothing, comfortable environment.
After all, you’re unique – how could your cosmetic treatment plan be anything less?
Customer satisfaction is the number one consideration at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center. We understand cosmetic treatments are an investment, and we want our patients to feel they have invested wisely. We take pride in providing expertly administered Sculptra injections.
The most important part of any successful cosmetic procedure is a well-thought out plan. This can only be accomplished by completing a thorough assessment of each patient during a pre-procedure consultation. As a team, you and the professionals at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Los Angeles will draft a comprehensive plan of action created specifically for you.
This rejuvenation program will be the result of carefully weighing many factors that will influence your procedure, such as your medical history, current lifestyle, skin type, and desired outcome. Taking all your pertinent information into consideration, the care plan will ensure the optimum results that require the least amount of recovery time.
A patient should always be fully knowledgeable about every aspect of their upcoming Sculptra experience. Prior to your procedure, you will be informed of any possible Sculptra side effects that may occur. These include:
I have great confidence in Casey. I believe she is thoughtful and honest with me. I am happy with my results and feel fortunate to have found someone so skillful.
Since this is a safe, non-surgical procedure, it’s performed in our comfortable, welcoming offices right here at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills, right next to the prestigious Lasky Clinic. Prior to administering treatment, your certified injection specialist will determine and mark the exact points of injection on your face. Then a topical anesthetic for pain can be applied if appropriate.
In some cases, lidocaine is added to the suspension to reduce the discomfort from the procedure. The Sculptra Aesthetic dermal filler is injected using very tiny needles.
Rather than being injected into the skin, it is injected under the skin, setting it apart from many other fillers. It also differs from other injectables as it is placed evenly under an affected area while others are “spot” fillers placed directly under a wrinkle or line.
Immediately after treatment, your injection specialist will massage the treated area to distribute the dermal filler evenly. This action helps to prevent the formation of nodules or bumps underneath the skin. The entire process takes less than an hour.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is broken down by age and sun exposure.
Sculptra injections stimulate your body to produce collagen, which gives your skin renewed volume, structure, and a more youthful appearance.
Unlike other injectables that come in gel form, Sculptra Aesthetic is supplied as a microcrystal powder that is mixed with sterile water before administration. Once a topical anesthetic has been given, a Certified Injection Specialist will inject the suspension deep into the targeted skin folds using ultra-fine needles. Immediately following the injection(s), the treated area(s) will be massaged to ensure the even distribution of the anti-aging solution.
Since Sculptra dermal filler is biologically inert, patients run little risk of allergic reaction to the treatment. Those on aspirin therapy or taking anti-inflammatory medications, or have skin infections or compromised immune systems, may not be suitable for treatment.
Most people in good health over the age of 18 can safely undergo this filler treatment and reap the positive benefits of appearing more rejuvenated and feeling more confident.
Sculptra Aesthetic is not a quick fix. Its effects are gradual and natural looking. The real results of this treatment can take weeks to manifest, but they can last for years.
Every patient is unique, and your Certified Injection Specialist will want to check your results in a few weeks to determine if additional treatment is indicated in your case. This waiting period and careful re-examination are crucial to avoid the risk of overcorrection, which could lead to the formation of nodules under the skin.
On average, three sessions administered over a few months can last at least two years. That’s why this fabulous filler is often referred to as a liquid facelift.
Yes. Many Sculptra injections contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin to numb it about 45 minutes prior to your treatment.
The treatment is simple, safe, and non-invasive, so the entire process is usually completed in less than an hour. This will vary with each patient, depending on the corrections needed.
Pain is always a subjective matter. If you’re concerned that your procedure will be uncomfortable, ask your Certified Injection Specialist whether the injections you’ll be receiving contains lidocaine or request the use of a topical anesthetic. At Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills, your comfort and peace of mind during your treatment is our first priority.
Patients are allowed to immediately resume their normal activities, but vigorous exercise and aspirin should be avoided for the first couple of days post-procedure.
You may experience mild to moderate swelling and bruising at the injection site(s) for up to a week. A feeling of “fullness” in your face from the water contained in the product is also normal.
This popular anti-aging treatment can last for two years. And since its effects are gradual and natural appearing, it will never be obvious you’ve had “work” done!
You should not use Sculptra Aesthetic dermal filler if you are pregnant or nursing. If you have an active skin infection or a history of keloid (raised) scar formation, you should not undergo this procedure. Those with suppressed immune systems should not receive this treatment. Be sure to discuss your full medical history during your consultation to ensure you have no pre-existing conditions making you an unsafe candidate.
The cost can vary widely depending on what is being treated, and how much is needed to provide the best outcome. Cost is around $750 and up depending on patient’s age and issues being addressed.
Most people initially require 2-3 treatments every 6-10 weeks. Then one treatment is usually needed per year for Sculptra maintenance. This filler treatment may be one of the most budget-friendly when you factor in its longevity, which makes Sculptra worth it in the long run.
This aesthetic procedure has fewer side effects than most other injectable cosmetic treatments. After the procedure, some patients may occasionally experience some redness, swelling, bruising, and itching at the injection site(s). Massage the area for up to a week, or as directed by your Certified Injection Specialist in your Sculptra aftercare instructions, to lower the risk of developing small nodules under the skin. If any lumps do occur, be sure to contact your Certified Injection Specialist.
Reading about Sculptra results is one thing. But getting a visual sense of the transformations this amazing anti-aging treatment brings about give the words sensory reality. And seeing really is believing. There are many Sculptra pictures available for your perusal on the Internet, so we recommend you do your homework to see what kind of results patients from around the country are getting when they have Sculptra administered from a certified injection specialist.
To learn more about Sculptra Aesthetic, please also visit the official Sculptra website; it’s packed with useful information. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have at the Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, so feel free to contact us for your consultation in Los Angeles to find out if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in nonsurgical treatment. For patients looking to touch up their appearance or managing signs of aging at any stage, we offer comprehensive analysis followed by state-of-the art, noninvasive treatment. Find out why our patients have called our services the best facial fillers in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.