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Sculptra Aesthetic

If you want to look rested, younger, and rejuvenated naturally, Sculptra Aesthetic® is one of the best injectable treatments for that. This is the famous celebrity procedure everyone is raving about as it makes the brightest of Hollywood stars seem ethereal and ageless, without looking “done”. Sculptra Aesthetic is not your typical filler as it works in the deep layers of your skin and acts as a volumizer that promotes natural enhancement in skin quality and volume.

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Sculptra Aesthetic injectable is ideal for use by people who desire a natural, soft, and gradual skin rejuvenation.  This is an anti-aging treatment intended to lift the face, correct facial wrinkles and shallow to deep nasolabial folds. By stimulating the body’s own collagen production over time to improve volume and fullness, Sculptra treats the signs of aging optimally by not just improving the symptoms but the underlying cause of facial aging. It replenishes lost collagen and restores facial volume to bring back its fullness and youthful glow.

Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a safe bio-compatible and biodegradable material that has been in the medical field for decades. It is the longest lasting filler with results lasting up to two years. Unlike the hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra does not give you instant results, but it builds volume with 2-3 treatment sessions typically spaced about 6 weeks apart to gradually fill in hollows, boost volume, and contour a more youthful face over a few months. Studies show continued increased collagen production for up to two years.

Dr. Chiu is an expert in Sculptra Aesthetic injections that are typically administered and spread over the course of three to four months, which produces gradual results that can last up to two years.  Sculptra Aesthetic is TDI staff’s top choice for rejuvenation treatment.

Watch this video on how Sculptra Aesthetic works.


*Model in video is Actual Patient of Dr. Annie Chiu

Sculptra Before and After 25 Months. Photo Courtesy of Sculptra Aesthetic.

Sculptra Aesthetic injections should only be administered by experienced cosmetic injectors.  At The Derm Institute in Redondo Beach, you will be handled by expert hands – only the best in the industry. Dr. Chiu is a renowned cosmetic dermatologist who will work on the face to sculpt and lift in a three-dimensional manner to produce a natural, rejuvenated result.

Please read our detailed special instructions for Sculptra for achieving best results and what to expect.

Common Questions

What is Sculptra Aesthetic?

Sculptra Aesthetic is made of poly-L-lactic acid which is a biocompatible product that is  absorbed naturally by the body. Sculptra aids in improving collagen production to rejuvenate the skin texture, improve its elasticity and restore skin volume. This product has safely been used in the medical field for many years.  Sculptra Aesthetic is considered to be the first facial injectable that can generate noticeable results in a gradual manner to give you the most natural appearing rejuvenation and a subtle, airbrushed skin glow.

How is Sculptra Aesthetic different from other fillers?

Sculptra is not a “filler” in that it does not actually fill.  This bio-active product boosts your own body’s collagen production, and gives a luminous improved skin texture or the “Sculptra glow”. With the use of Sculptra, patients achieve a softening of facial features and a more youthful, rested appearance that lasts for a longer period of time than hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm (link to those pages).  Sculptra Aesthetic works longterm as architectural support in building up healthy collagen by stimulating fibroblasts to achieve a natural facelift that does not just add fullness to your face, but also enhances skin texture.  Other hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm or Restylane could provide more immediate results, but lack Sculptra’s ability to truly turn on collagen production by your own skin cells and give an improvement not just in volume but texture as well.  Sculptra Aesthetic gradually contours the face in two to three treatment sessions, typically spaced about six weeks apart and the results typically last 2 years plus.

Where is Sculptra used?

Dr. Chiu will expertly perform a three-dimensional lift which aims to soften and contour your facial features, giving you an airbrushed appearance.  Additionally, Sculptra Aesthetic can also work on rejuvenating other areas of the body, such as the décolleté, triceps, sagging knees, or to shape and lift the buttocks.

How do I know if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for me?

If you desire subtle gradual rejuvenation, Sculptra may be right for you.  At The Derm Institute in Redondo Beach, Dr. Chiu makes use of advanced and state-of-the-art techniques to improve the underlying causes of facial aging and changes in skin quality.  Sculptra treats aging skin by replacing lost collagen, and with Dr. Chiu’s expertise, it can be used to improve facial aging, skin quality of the neck, décolleté lines, upper arm laxity, or subtle buttock shaping and enhancement. If you are looking for a product that will work on slowly softening deeply etched wrinkles while also improving skin texture, then this is the right product for you. Complete treatment with Sculptra typically requires a series of two to three treatment sessions spaced over a period of three to five months. Note that Sculptra Aesthetic cannot be used under-the-eye or lip areas that require traditional fillers for best results.

What is the recovery time?

There is typically no downtime after Sculptra treatment.  Potential bruising, redness and swelling are generally minimal and resolve in first one or two days after injection. You can avoid or reduce the occurrence of these potential side effects by avoiding alcohol and blood-thinning medication for at least two weeks prior to the Sculptra Aesthetic treatment procedure.

Is treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic painful?

Treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic is performed by Dr. Chiu using a topical numbing cream which is applied to the skin, and the product is administered pre-mixed with anesthetic to ease pain and discomfort.  Treatment with Sculptra feels similar to treatment with other hyaluronic acid fillers.

How long does Sculptra Aesthetic treatment last?

It may take up to two-three sessions or two to six months for full corrrection to appear. Individual results and Sculptra cost may vary based on the frequency of treatment sessions. However, desired results from Sculptra Aesthetic® are typically lasts for two years or more.

Can Sculptra Aesthetic be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Sculptra Aesthetic can be considered part of a complete facial rejuvenation program with the use of other treatments such Dysport, Botox, Xeomin, photorejuvenation, laser resurfacing and chemical peels.  At The Derm Institute, Dr. Chiu can also combine the immediate improvements of other fillers, and boosts their benefits with Sculptra treatment in conjunction.

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