Sculptra® in Newport Beach, CA

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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.

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.

What a difference a dedicated, professional, committed and gifted surgeon can make on the lives of his patients. Dr. Sean Kelishadi is exactly that type of Cosmetic Surgeon. He works with the entire client. He understands and listens to their needs and desires, he doesn't push his idea of what perfection should be, or look like. He realizes that there is no such thing as perfection, merely enhancing or correcting an area of a person's body that makes them feel less than desirable. Whether that is a topical skin care system, or surgery, or fillers to revitalize the appearance of youth. His office manager Lindsey is also a caring, professional, focused and friendly part of his team. In a beautiful, serenely decorated private office where  you feel respected and welcome in. Not a large public waiting room in a practice where you feel like the world is watching you and trying to guess what YOU are there to have fixed. Dr. Kelishadi respects each client and their personal and private needs. I've had the pleasure of having Dr. Kelishadi  prescribe skin care products that actually did what the manufacturer claimed. He uses only the best products. I was also lucky enough to be one of the first patients that began a collagen revitalizing injection program called Sculptra with Dr. Kelishadi . Not  all Physicians are certified and spend  the extra time required on their part to offer this service to their patients. It actually promotes your bodies own collagen production over time, and a series of injections to fill in hollow areas in your face brought on by aging. I have only undergone the first series of what was absolutely pain free to me, injections and saw a difference after the first series of injections, especially in the temple area of my forehead that was shallow due to my narrow facial structure. I look forward to completing the series of injections and seeing more of the areas of my face  fill and restore my bodies natural collagen that aging has taken away. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kelishadi to anyone who wants to retain the youthful appearance of their face, or their bodies that time and lifestyle may have reduced. Looking forward to a more youthful and less tired looking 2016 and beyond with the help of Dr. Kelishadi.

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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.

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.

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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. 

How much does Sculptra cost?

Dermal fillers like Sculptra can vary in price depending on how many units are needed to achieve your desired results. You may need a series of treatments to get the best results. During your consultation, your injector will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan with cost estimates.

How does Sculptra work?

Using poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra is a collagen stimulator. It helps to rejuvenate the skin's strength and appearance over time as more collagen is formed. The increased collagen will effectively fill out moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.

Are Sculptra injections safe?

Sculptra is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and it has been used around the world safely since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, bruising, swelling, and/or redness. Occasionally, small bumps may appear when pressure is put on the injected area. Please contact our office if you experience any abnormal or lasting side effects.

What is the best age to receive Sculptra?

Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who want to soften the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is often used to correct wrinkles on the chin, fine lines surrounding the mouth, and the deeper lines between the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds). Commonly, men and women get Sculptra starting around their late 30s to early 50s; however, Sculptra can be used on most patients as long as they are over 18 years old.

How long do results last?

Some patients might need to schedule several injections to prolong the results. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last as long as two years. Since collagen production continues to develop over time, results may appear more gradually.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.