Essential Aesthetics
Address: 510 Sycamore Valley Rd W
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Fax: (925) 905-9882
Business hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday–Sunday Closed

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Would you like to turn back time 10-15 years? If so, you have come to the right place! Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved treatment that stimulates collagen, gradually given you a more youthful appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, Sculptra is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) treatment. PLLA is a collagen stimulator, so it works deep within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for results that can last more than two years.

Learn more below or schedule a consultation for Sculptra Aesthetic at our Danville office.

Why Is Collagen Important

Age-induced collagen loss weakens your skin’s inner structure, reducing its ability to maintain elasticity and moisture. This weakened inner structure can lead to lines, wrinkles, and folds, as well as a loss of skin volume and support. Although HA dermal fillers address lines, wrinkles, and folds, they do not treat the root of the problem – collagen loss or skin structure. This is where Sculptra comes in to help correct those deeper problems.

What is Sculptra Aesthetic?

As mentioned above, Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable comprised of PLLA, a biocompatible synthetic formula that contains microparticles which are absorbed by the skin’s deeper layers to revitalize collagen production. 

As we age, we lose collagen which causes the skin to grow thinner and less elastic resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. With Sculptra Aesthetic, collagen begins to rebuild slowly, restoring fullness and smoothing out wrinkles and folds.  

Sculptra Aesthetic works using the three R’s:

  1. Replace – Injectable PLLA works to stimulate the growth of lost collagen.
  2. Restore – Naturally stimulated collagen provides a foundation that gradually helps restore fullness by correcting shallow to deep folds and wrinkles.
  3. Refine – This results in the correction of wrinkles and folds that help provide a more refined appearance that can last more than 2 years.

What Sculptra Aesthetic Can Treat

Facial Rejuvenation 

Sculptra can be used to improve shallow to deep facial wrinkles, specifically the look of nasolabial folds (the lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (the lines running from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and chin wrinkles.

Sculptra Butt Lift

Are you doing squats in the gym and not noticing any difference in your buttocks? Have you noticed your buttocks become saggier and losing firmness over the years? If so, our Sculptra Buttocks Lift might be the non-invasive solution you have been looking for! We are one of the first medical spas in the East Bay to offer Sculptra as a butt enhancement filler. Sculptra is designed to lift and create a natural fullness to the butt. Butt augmentations have become increasingly popular in recent years, and Sculptra is a great alternative to a Brazilian Butt Lift. 

During your appointment, our expert injector, PA Zarnegar, will mark the areas that are deficient. She then will inject the solution into the marked areas to create more voluminous buttocks. 

Sculptra for Cellulite

Dimples on cheeks are cute, but most of us hate dimples anywhere else on our body (cellulite)! Sculptra can reduce and diminish the appearance of cellulite by filling them up with collagen to make your skin smooth.  

At the time of your appointment, PA Zarnegar will locate and mark the areas of cellulite that bother you. She will then fill them with Sculptra to stimulate new collagen and make your skin smooth and supple.

How Many Treatments Are Needed

On average, patients receive three vials of Sculptra Aesthetic over the course of a few months. The actual number of treatments vary, depending on the area being treated and the degree of correction needed.

How Long Does Sculptra Aesthetic Last

Sculptra Aesthetic lasts about two years, but some reports have shown it to last up to five years.

Your Experience with Sculptra Aesthetic

At the time of your consultation, PA Zarnegar will discuss whether or not Sculptra Aesthetic is the correct treatment for you. If you are a good candidate, she will create a customized treatment plan for you to obtain your desired results. Most patients require multiple injections spaced several weeks apart. 

When you come in for the treatment, PA Zarnegar will map the injection sites. A topical anesthetic may be applied before the injection process. The entire process typically takes between 30-45 minutes

What to Expect After Treatment

You may notice some redness, mild swelling, bruising, or facial tenderness after treatment. You can minimize these effects by periodically applying an ice pack wrapped in a cloth 24 hours following your appointment.

You may resume your normal activities after your appointment, although we advise you to hold off on exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours.

It is important to remember the Rule of 5 – massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day for 5 days after treatment.

Schedule a Sculptra Aesthetic Consultation at Essential Aesthetics Today!

If you’d like to be evaluated for Sculptra Aesthetic, it’s easy to request a consultation with Essential Aesthetics. You can schedule a consultation by calling us at (925) 855-1773 or submitting a request online.

Our Danville medical spa is conveniently located just a few blocks from I-680 and offers ample free parking.

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