If wrinkles and creases are making you unhappy with your looks, Sculptra treatments offer a safe and effective method to combat the aging process and regain a youthful, natural look.

At Judy L. Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice in Dana Point, California, we are proud to offer Sculptra treatment to our patients. To learn more about Sculptra, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bourget, contact us today.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a safe and effective injectable treatment and relies on Poly-l-lactic acid to help patients look and feel younger. This acid is not harmful to the body and it’s biodegradable, so it breaks down naturally.

Our patients at Judy L. Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice report that Sculptra has improved their appearance, leaving them with a younger and rejuvenated look.

How does Sculptra work?

Doctor Bourget injects Sculptra beneath your skin’s surface, targeting areas that have seen a reduction in fat over the years. Sculptra regenerates your skin’s thickness, which leads to a more attractive and youthful appearance.

Sculptra is not meant to correct root causes of fat loss. But it does improve your appearance by boosting skin thickness in areas that you want to make more youthful looking. It helps boost production of collagen, which helps you increase your facial volume over time. Typically, more treatments are needed to treat deeper wrinkles and achieve desired results.

One of Sculptra’s strengths is it is long lasting, helping your body produce collagen for up to two years. This collagen helps keep wrinkles and lines from forming.

All patients are different, and some may need more than one treatment to gain the best results. And results vary based on the individual goals and skin conditions of patients coming in for treatment.

At Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice, Dr. Bourget takes the time to meet one-on-one with her patients to learn about their goals and help them develop a treatment plan that’s customized for them.

Are there side effects?

Some patients may suffer from side effects after Sculptra treatment. These side effects may include the appearance of small bumps that form beneath the skin in areas that have been treated. These bumps typically fade away on their own and are invisible to patients and others. Patients can feel the bumps under their skin.

Some other side effects can include:

  • Some minor pain at the injection site.
  • Tenderness.
  • Mild swelling.

Most patients say these side effects are minimal and disappear within a few days.

You should have a healthy immune system to receive Sculptra treatments. You would not be a good candidate for treatments if:

  • You’re allergic to Sculptra ingredients.
  • You have a history of developing keloids.
  • You have an active skin infection.

Doctor Bourget reviews her patients’ medical histories with them in detail before proceeding with Sculptra treatments. She also will talk with you about medications you are on.