Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi, offers Sculptra injections to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler, which is a synthetic but biodegradable substance that is naturally absorbed by the body. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for many years and is the main substance that makes up dissolvable stitches. As an FDA-approved dermal filler, Sculptra not only restores volume loss but also helps to stimulate the body's natural production of collagen. The body relies on collagen to provide structure, strength, and elasticity to our skin and other tissues in our bodies. SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA offers a variety of dermal fillers to suit your aesthetic needs and we are happy to discuss if Sculptra is ideal for you.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"Dr. Kelishadi and the team at SSK Plastic Surgery is the best of the best out there. Since January of this year I had been researching doctors in the SoCal area. I was just doing google searches, and found a lot of amazing doctors. I had a few consultations around the Newport, Laguna, and Beverly Hills areas. They were all great, but SSK was exceptional. Something that really impressed me was how personable Dr. Kelishadi was. I had only submitted an inquiry of interest in a consultation, and he called me! No other dr had done that. When I met with Dr. Kelishadi and Lindsey for the first time, I felt very comfortable. The office is beautiful and clean. From the first consultation I knew I found the Dr. for my breast augmentation. Prior to surgery, Dr. Kelishadi worked with me on sizing and implants. I ended up going for the 300 cc since I am a pretty petite person. I had my surgery this past July, and now a month later I can say it was the BEST decision I could've made! I've wanted a breast augmentation since I was in high school, and now in my mid twenties I finally decided to go for it and have been loving it ever since. The day of surgery everyone at the surgery clinic was so comforting and sweet. It made the whole process so easy. After surgery, Dr. Kelishadi still takes such good care of you! He has his personal phone ready just in case you have any questions/concerns post surgery. And he calls you just to check in and see how you're doing. It really was the extra mile! My recovery was quick and (nearly) pain-free. I was off the pain killers just 3 days post surgery, overall the pain was bearable even at its worst. Today I am a month in and feeling almost 100% again! I am SO happy with my results and my choice with SSK plastic surgery. If you are having any hesitations with your decision to get the body/face you've always wanted I say there's no time like the present! And going to SSK is the first step! I hope by me sharing my experience, helps!!"- K.K. / Yelp / Aug 22, 2017
"Amazing - I am 35 years old and was looking for a curvy figure... Dr. Kelishadi performed lipo with fat transfer and I have to say my husband and I are thrilled with the results. Dr. Kelishadi was great, made us feel at ease and was there through the recovery every step of the way. If we had any questions he was a phone call away. I've had plastic surgery with other doctors but they do not compare to..."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2017
"Dr. Kelishadi and his staff are the absolute best! - First I have to say that if I could give Dr. Kelishadi & his staff more than 5 stars I would!! Dr. K is the absolute best! His friendly outgoing personality puts you at total ease to discuss any of your concerns or fears, all your options etc... & his skills in this field are the clencher!! He's amazing!! I'm in the medical field & work along side a variety of doctors daily. I'm..."- P.O. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2017
"Dr. Kelishadi is absolutely amazing! I went in for micro needling and I'm not even kidding... it was completely painless. And not the kind of "painless" that waxing and laser hair removal ads say where it actually hurts like crazy... It was actually PAINLESS. His attention to detail was great, and I was able to take headshots 6 days later with no redness whatsoever. I've been getting tons of comments that I look visibly several years younger. I have the best skin right now that I've ever had. I couldn't recommend him enough!"- K.S. / Yelp / Aug 11, 2017
Sculptra is an ideal treatment for you if you have moderate to severe smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, or volume loss. It is also a great treatment for those who simply desire younger looking skin. Ideal candidates should be in overall good health, have a strong immune system, and not have any skin infections. If you are currently on any prescription drugs or taking anti-inflammatory medication, consult with your doctor prior to receiving Sculptra treatments.
Since Sculptra is a minimally invasive procedure, patients will be able to undergo treatment and return home all in the same day. During the procedure, the target area will be cleansed and injection sites will be carefully marked. Sculptra will then be injected in the desired location and massaged for even distribution. A topical anesthetic can be applied to ease your discomfort, but typically there is minimal pain. However, some patients may require several treatments to obtain the results they desire. Treatments are usually spaced 2 weeks apart.
What To Expect
Redness, swelling, tenderness, and minor bruising may occur near or around the injection site. This is very common but should subside within 5 – 7 days. If the symptoms persist, consult with your doctor. Patients may also use a cold compress to ease discomfort. Optimal results will be visible with 4 – 6 weeks and are known to last up to 2 years. Long-lasting results is one of the biggest advantaged Sculptra over other dermal fillers.
Plan Your Procedure
Sculptra doesn't just correct volume loss, but increases the overall health of the skin by stimulating the body's natural collagen production. This improves the thickness of the skin and structure, which leads to a younger appearance. Because of its long-lasting results, Sculptra has earned the nickname "liquid facelift." If you want to improve the look of your skin but aren't ready for a surgical facelift, Sculptra can be a great option for you. To learn more, call or visit our office today to schedule your consultation.