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How to Get Firm, Defined Cheekbones with Sculptra

Sculptra Dermal Filler San Diego

High cheekbones are a universal symbol of youth and beauty. But as we get older, our collagen and elastin production decreases, which leads to a loss of skin elasticity and facial volume. And then…there go the cheekbones. It’s not fair, but it happens to the best of us. Fortunately, Sculptra can help restore your youthful cheek bones with long-lasting, natural-looking results.

Cheek Fillers

Cheek fillers are injectable formulas that temporarily plump the cheekbone area, restoring lost volume temporarily. Many cheek fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in our bodies that helps to keep our skin plump and hydrated. Juvederm and other fillers that contain hyaluronic acid can be used to enhance the shape of the cheeks, but they typically only last six months or so. Sculptra works differently than traditional fillers, providing results that last up to two years.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulator. Unlike formulas containing hyaluronic acid, the active ingredient in Sculptra doesn’t just fill in the cheeks to add volume, but it actually works to replace lost collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic and restore your natural facial volume. 

Sculptra contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material that has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches and soft-tissue implants.  The Sculptra formula is injected deep into the dermis, where the PLLA particles stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the treatment area. So you not only get naturally sculpted cheekbones, but also improved skin texture for a refreshed, youthful appearance.

How is Sculptra Different from Other Dermal Fillers?

There are many dermal fillers on the market, but Sculptra is different in these important ways:

  • It produces a natural increase in dermal thickness which starts to show within the first four weeks after the initial Sculptra San Diego injection. The thickness then gradually increases during the next 6 months and persists for up to two or three years.
  • It firms your skin naturally.
  • It lasts longer than cosmetic filler.

Sculptra is suitable for both younger and older patients.

How long does Sculptra last in cheeks?

Most fillers with hyaluronic acid deliver immediate results, but Sculptra results take some time to appear because they use your body’s natural process to produce an increase in dermal thickness. It can take up to four weeks to begin to see your Sculptra results, but they will continue to improve for six months and last as long as two years.

What to expect during your Sculptra treatment

Each sculptra treatment session lasts 30-45 minutes and involves a series of injections deep into your dermis. Most patients achieve optimal results with three treatments spaced six weeks apart. After each session, you will be able to return to your daily routine, though you may have some bruising and swelling, so it’s best not to schedule your sessions right before an important event.  You can use an ice pack to help reduce swelling and minimize bruising. 

Recovery Period

As you are treating only the cheekbone areas of your face, there is not usually a recovery time with Sculptra treatments beyond the day of the procedure. After the treatment, you should relax and apply some ice packs to the cheekbone areas. The following day, you should be ready to return to your normal activities.

Sculptra procedures are performed at San Diego Cosmetic Laser by Dr. Parvin Mani, who uses local or topical anesthesia to provide greater comfort during the treatment.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser features state-of-the-art equipment operated by an experienced staff and Dr. Mani performs the Sculptra injection procedure herself, to ensure exceptional results.

Rule of 5 Aftercare

To aid in the healing process and get the most from your Sculptra results, be sure to follow the Rule of Five Aftercare. It’s super easy to remember. 

  • Massage the treated areas for 5 minutes 
  • Do this 5 times a day 
  • And continue for 5 days after treatment

Your aftercare massage involves moderate pressure on and around the injection sites. Although these areas may be sore immediately following the treatment, it’s important to massage them anyway. Your gorgeous future self will thank you. 

Ready to redefine the natural contours of your face? Ask us about Sculptra today!

At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we’re committed to patient comfort and satisfaction. When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Parvin Mani, you’ll know immediately that you’re in good hands. Not only is she compassionate and highly skilled, but she also has a keen artistic eye. She’ll evaluate your areas of concern and customize a treatment plan to help you achieve your beauty goals so you look and feel your best. For more information about Sculptra or any of our other cosmetic services, give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani today. 

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