Orange County – Sculptra
Everyone who resides in Orange County wants to feel good about the way they look; however, as time passes, environmental factors, lifestyle choices and daily habits can lead to changes in an individual’s facial features. The good news is that the continued advancements in facial rejuvenation products and procedures has made it possible to restore many of the facial features that are negatively affected by these factors: Thus, providing the patient with the youthful, vibrant appearance that he or she desires.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County
Dr. Kevin Sadati is an Orange County facial plastic surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical solutions designed to address the signs of aging. Some of the most popular non-surgical procedures that he performs at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery include the use of injectables for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sadati uses neurotoxins (e.g., BOTOX®) and dermal fillers, including the revolutionary Sculptra® injectable, at his office located in Newport Beach, California.
What is the Difference Between Sculptra and Other Dermal Fillers?
Whereas, many of the other dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, Sculptra consists of poly-L-lactic (also referred to as polylactic) acid.
Hyaluronic acid products like Restylane® and Juvéderm® work by filling in the areas that appear hollow, instantly replenishing lost volume. Dr. Sadati also uses collagen and RADISSE® to fill in hollow areas as well as to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures.
Sculptra Treatments are Available at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County
The poly-L-lactic acid that Sculptra consists of is a synthetic substance created to replicate a byproduct that the muscles naturally create during exercise.
Sculptra is different from dermal fillers in that it stimulates the body to repair and produce collagen; thus, triggering the body to restore lost volume from the inside. It is this product’s ability to rebuild and repair that sets it apart from other injectables that are used to address the signs of aging. Just like the dermal fillers that consist of hyaluronic acid, allergy testing before receiving treatment with Sculptra is not necessary.
Dr. Sadati uses Sculptra at his office in Orange County to improve:
- hollowing at the temples;
- the contours of the chin and/or cheeks;
- deep wrinkles at the nasolabial folds;
- lip volume;
- sunken in areas around the eyes; as well as
- facial lipoatrophy (the facial changes that occur as a result of HIV and AIDS).
Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment with Sculptra?
The majority of people who reside in Orange County and its surrounding communities are suitable candidates for treatment with Sculptra, even individuals who would like to address changes in the face due to HIV/AIDS may be a good candidate for this treatment.
Individuals with skin infections, weakened immune systems and those who take anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin on a regular basis should visit their general practitioner before having any type of facial rejuvenation treatment performed.
Individuals in Orange County who are interested in having Sculptra treatments should:
- be in good overall health or, if addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS, have clearance from their treating physician to undergo Sculptra treatments;
- not have any rashes or skin infections;
- not currently be pregnant or nursing; and
- not have a history of hypertrophic (slightly raised) or keloid (bumpy, rigid and raised) scarring.
The First Appointment with Dr. Kevin Sadati in Orange County: What to Expect
During the first appointment, Dr. Sadati will evaluate the condition of the patient’s skin to determine if Sculptra will provide the patient with the results he or she desires. If the patient is a good candidate, Dr. Sadati will schedule an appointment for injections.
Treatment Sessions with Sculptra
In order to attain the best results possible, a customized treatment plan is created. Typically, patients receive a series of injections that are administered a few weeks apart. During each treatment session, Dr. Sadati will target the areas of the patient’s face that need to be addressed.
1. The areas where Dr. Kevin Sadati plans to inject the Sculptra are located: When determining injection sites, Dr. Sadati uses his artistic vision and experience to locate the ideal sites for injection.
2. The areas where the injections will be administered are cleaned.
3. The skin is numbed using a topical anesthetic. This ensures the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.
4. The injection sites are sterilized.
5. The filler is injected.
6. The injection site may be sterilized again.
Recovering from Sculptra Treatments in Orange County
Patients can return to their regular activities immediately after their treatment session.
Directly following the treatment, patients will experience slight bruising or redness in the areas of the face where the injections were administered. In addition, bleeding, itching, swelling and mild discomfort may be experienced.
Gently Massage the Injection Areas
If small nodules appear beneath the skin, this is common and should not cause concern. These nodules can be eliminated by gently massaging the area for five minutes at a time, several times a day. Dr. Kevin Sadati recommends that his patients continue this gentle massage for approximately 5 days after their Sculptra treatment session with him at his office in Orange County.
While patients will notice a difference directly following treatment, the full results will not be evident for several weeks. Just as it takes time for the body to produce collagen, the benefits achieved with Sculptra take some time to appear.
Sculptra is injected deeper into the dermis than the other dermal fillers are. To attain optimal results, most of Dr. Sadati’s patients require 2 or 3 vials over the course of several months.
The full effect achieved will become visible within about 7 weeks and the results achieved can last up to 2 years.
A Top Facial Plastic Surgeon in Orange County
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the Orange County area. He is also an expert filler injector. Dr. Sadati’s artistic vision, experience and skill allow him to provide his patients with exceptional surgical and non-surgical results.
If you are noticing the tell-tale signs of aging, contact the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at (949) 706-7776 to schedule a complimentary Sculptra consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located at 359 San Miguel Drive, Suite 110 in Newport Beach, California.