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Sculptra Aesthetic Delivers Natural Lasting Anti-aging Results

As a Board-Certified Dermatologist with strong medical background and advanced training in aesthetic techniques, Dr. Amanda Lloyd understands that there is no one-size-fits-all anti-aging solution. At Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, she offers a full range of rejuvenation services, including Sculptra Aesthetic.
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The Science of Sculptra

Sculptra is formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, a substance used in medicine for many years. This cosmetic filler is the only one on the market that provides the lattice for your body to create a new collagen network. It is an injected framework that stimulates your body to create its own natural collagen. Therefore, the result is gradual, long lasting, and best of all completely natural.

Sculptra is generally a full-face treatment, addressing the key areas of volume loss in the face such as:

  • Hollowing of the temples
  • Loss of the high cheek bones
  • Loss of the jawline

It is also excellent for wrinkles at the center of the chest. The combination of Sculptra and ExcelV on the chest is truly revolutionary at rejuvenating the chest skin. Dr. Lloyd’s surgical training has made her an anatomy expert; therefore, she places the Sculptra in just the right place creating a natural result.


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Hear from Dr. Lloyd to learn all about Sculptra and how this treatment works to improve different areas of skin for patients like you.
What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a filler used to treat the volume loss of the face. As we age, we lose volume in our face and we can use something like Sculptra to replace that volume.

What is Sculptra made up of?

Sculptra consists of Ploy-L-Lactic acid which is a lattice that is injected into the skin to stimulate your body to grow its own natural collagen.

What is Sculptra used for?

Sculptra is used to treat the volume loss of the face. More specifically it is used in the temples, it is used along the cheek bones and along the jawline to help lift the face and provide more support and structure to the skin. This decreases wrinkles and improves your volume loss.

Who is a candidate for Sculptra?

Anyone with volume loss in their face that is looking for a little lift to improve their volume loss is a candidate for Sculptra.

Where else can Sculptra be used?

Sculptra is also used to treat the vertical lines and wrinkles of the chest.

How to prepare for treatment with Sculptra?

There is no preparation necessary for your treatment with Sculptra. On your treatment day, you will arrive at the Skin & Vein Institute where you will be brought to our numbing room to have numbing cream applied to your skin. you will numb for about 30 to 45 minutes and then you will be brought to our treatment room.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 20 minutes in which the Sculptra is placed in the areas of volume loss. It is virtually painless thanks to the numbing that you had before and there is numbing medicine mixed in with the Sculptra.

What happens after the treatment?

After treatment with Sculptra, there is little to no downtime. Rarely patients will experience some minor swelling and if a bruise does occur it can be treated at the Skin & Vein Institute immediately afterwards so that it resolves within 24-48 hours.

What needs to be done after the treatment?

After your treatment with Sculptra, to help stimulate collagen production you can massage your face five times a day for five minutes for five days after treatment.

How long does it take to see the results?

Results from Sculptra are delayed because Sculptra itself is not an actual filler. It is a lattice that is placed in the skin to help stimulate collagen production. It takes your body about 12 weeks to produce its own natural collagen. Therefore it takes about 12 weeks maybe longer to see the results from the injected Sculptra.

Is Sculptra safe?

Sculptra is both safe and effective at improving volume loss of the skin. If you are looking for something to improve your volume loss by building natural collagen, Sculptra is the choice for you.

The Sculptra Difference

Sculptra is ideal for the “patient patient,” who doesn’t want an immediate, noticeable change. Building your own natural collagen takes time, thus creating a gradual, natural improvement. Sculptra smooths wrinkles by thickening and firming the skin with 100 percent natural collagen. The process usually requires three injection sessions over the span of a few months. Improvement in skin texture takes place over the course of six months to a year. Results last up to two years!

Topical creams can be wonderful temporary moisturizers, but collagen molecules are too large to penetrate skin. Collagen in dietary supplements is broken down in the digestive system never making it to the skin. Directly stimulating natural production with the injection of Sculptra is the only viable way to increase collagen in skin. Sculptra does that beautifully.

Would you like to learn more about adding Sculptra to your anti-aging strategy? Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 (new patients) or (760) 452-2080 (existing patients) to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amanda Lloyd.

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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