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A Volumizing Dermal Filler

Sculptra is excellent for adding youthful volume to areas of the face that are hollow or sunken (such as the cheeks or temples), reducing the appearance of smile lines, and sculpting areas of the face. 

What Sculptra Can Do

When Sculptra is administered into areas of the face with sagging skin or hollowness due to loss of collagen, its active ingredient (poly-L-lactic acid) stimulates the body’s natural collagen-producing process, thereby eventually providing plumper and more youthful-looking skin over the course of the following months. Sculptra can:

  • Build brand-new collagen for firmer, plumper skin
  • Volumize sunken areas of the face, such as the temples and cheeks 
  • Soften sharp cheekbones to reduce a “severe” look
  • Sculpt and define the jawline and chin
  • Reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Augment the shape or volume of the buttocks in patients who have no extra fat to use for that purpose (in some instances)
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Why Choose Dr. G for Cosmetic Injections?

If you’re looking for a San Diego area provider for dermal fillers or cosmetic injections of any kind, Dr. G is who you want. Not only are non-invasive facial treatments one of his main services; he is also registered as an ExpertInjector™ and is a faculty member of PALETTE®, a national workshop that teaches advanced injection techniques to other surgeons and medical professionals.

Dr. G adds a huge value over everyday med spas that provide injectables because he’s a plastic surgeon who has studied anatomy, completed an additional eight years of training after medical school to learn his specialty, and performs facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgery regularly. He frequently uses a cannula instead of a needle, which results in less bruising. In addition, he teaches filler techniques to nurses and is Key Opinion Leader for dermal filler vendors.

Sculptra Treatment Details

Before your treatment, we will clean your skin and provide a numbing agent if needed. Dr. G will then inject Sculptra beneath your skin where change is desired. Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes, and three Sculptra sessions is typical.

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Downtime and Results

Downtime is very minimal with Sculptra injections, and you should be able to go right back to your regular day following your appointment. You may experience some swelling, redness, tenderness, itching, bleeding, mild pain, or bruising for 1-3 days.

One of the biggest differences between Sculptra and other dermal fillers is that results from Sculptra are not immediate. Patients love the results, but they do take some time and appear gradually over the course of 4-6 months. Once your results are final, they can last for up to two years and can be re-done when needed.

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Good Candidates for Sculptra Injections

  • Are above the age of 18 
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding  
  • Do not have any active skin outbreaks
  • Are not prone to keloid scar formation
  • Are not taking any blood thinners, aspirin, or anti-inflammatories 
  • Are not immunocompromised and do not have an autoimmune condition

Sculptra Injections at Dr. G Plastic Surgery

We welcome you to book a consultation and see what makes our practice different from the rest. In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Joseph Grzeskiewicz (“Dr. G” to his patients) is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in La Jolla, California with a work philosophy based on love, care, and dedication. He believes in making dreams come true and creates relationships with his patients that are based on utmost trust and honesty. It’s our mission to ensure that you are fully content with your results.

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