Sculptra Treatment - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Starting from the age of 30, our face begins to lose elasticity due to decreased collagen production. The deep facial fat pads in the face begin to disappear; the facial bones develop osteoporosis and begin to resorb. The overall effect of these changes result in a deflated appearance; with increasing fine lines, sagging skin and hollowing in the cheeks and temple. This process is commonly compared to the difference between a grape and a raisin.
Dr. Moradzadeh is an expert in an innovative procedure that has proved very effective in subtly restoring a youthful-looking appearance to the face. It’s known as Sculptra Aesthetic, a facial injectable volumizing treatment that actually stimulates the regeneration of collagen to restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.What makes Sculptra unique is its ability to stimulate your body to make new “baby” collagen.
Sculptra Aesthetic is used to improve:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth
- The lines framing the mouth
- Under the eyes
- Jawline and cheek bones
Understanding the Procedure
Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of aging. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible material that stimulates the body to produce new collagen, reinforcing the skin’s structure within the deep dermis of the face — and providing a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to the facial wrinkles and folds that have been depleted over time. Sculptra Aesthetic is particularly effective because the results are subtler, more refined and natural looking.
Sculptra injections have minimal discomfort because local anesthetic is pre-mixed with the PLLA. Dr. Moradzadeh injects Sculptra into the areas of the face that need to be volumized; deep injections replace bone and fat pads, superficial injections fill fine lines and creases. A series of treatments, usually 2-3 (over a period of a few months)are required to achieve the desired effects. The results become visible gradually. They usually start appearing within a month of the treatment, and continue to progress as new collagen growth is stimulated. The finished results can last for up to two years.
What to Expect Afterwards
Immediately following the treatment, patients experience mild swelling, but this disappears quickly. Other side effects are minimal, and may include temporary bruising, tenderness or redness around the injection area. Downtime is also minimal, and patients normally resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment, if necessary, to cover up any redness.
Sculptra can be combined with other fillers (like Juvederm®, Radiesse® or Restylane®) or with Botox®/Dysport® to achieve even greater anti-aging results. These injectables can be used together in a liquid facelift procedure.
A new innovative procedure is combining Sculptra injections with Ultherapy. These treatments work synergistically to boost the amount of collagen production. Together you get lifting, tightening, and improved volume and texture.
Talk to Dr. Moradzadeh about customizing a combination treatment that will achieve the best results for you.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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