Many people endure the common concern of facial fat loss, otherwise known as lipoatrophy.  Our professionals at Capitis Medical & Aesthetics in San Diego and Roseville, CA, are pleased to offer Sculptra. 

This injectable treatment can restore and/or correct the signs of facial fat loss by replacing volume. It can also smooth out, fill in, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and facial scars.

Under the careful guidance of our qualified practitioners, our Sculptra® patients can increase skin thickness and create a more natural facial appearance. We welcome individuals frustrated with the effects of fat loss or volume loss to schedule a consultation to learn more about this injectable treatment option!

Is Sculptra Right for Me?

Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin. Oftentimes, this condition results in sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, and other indentations. Our Scupltra patients in the San Diego area are typically looking to treat:

  • Deep lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds or smile lines)
  • Lines extending downwards from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Hollows or depressions in the skin, such as sunken cheeks
  • Chin wrinkles

Sculptra offers a range of diverse benefits! While it most often is utilized to address signs of aging or volume loss in facial areas, it may also be used to address:

  • Cellulite
  • Chest/decollete area
  • Sagging skin

Sculptra also presents a method of non-surgical butt lift! This injectable can be utilized to provide targeted volume increases to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra stimulates your own body’s collagen production. Collagen is an important fiber that your body produces to properly support and provide structure to your skin. This non-toxic, biodegradable substance does not yield immediate results; rather, the effects appear gradually over a period of a few months.

When you undergo a Sculptra treatment with us in the San Diego area, injections are administered into the dermis to properly encourage collagen production. For the best results, a series of treatments is often recommended.

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Sculptra Before & After

What Is the Recovery Process for Sculptra?

Although the results from Sculptra are not immediate, it does provide a gradual increase in skin thickness or targeted volume in the treatment area. Touch-ups may be recommended to maintain the optimal effects.

There is no downtime associated with the treatment process, and you should be able to resume most of your daily activities. However, you may experience some bruising, swelling, or tenderness in the treatment area, but this should subside shortly after treatment.