Regenerative Injections

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A regenerative injection is an innovative and revolutionary approach to rejuvenation that stimulates the body’s natural processes, restoring volume, improving skin quality, and achieving a more youthful appearance. Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA) that is used to help improve the appearance of shallow to deep nasolabial folds, fine lines, and wrinkles in the cheek region as well as other facial wrinkles.

At FACES+, we provide individualized regenerative filler treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and desired outcomes. Dr. Cohen’s expertise in regenerative medicine and his injector team’s artistic approach provide results that enhance your natural beauty. Call us at (858) 453-7224 to schedule a consultation at our San Diego location. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have. Let us guide you on your journey towards a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance with our leading regenerative filler treatments.

About Regenerative Injections

As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity, volume, and firmness. This can result in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hollowed cheeks, and sagging skin. Regenerative injections like Sculptra address these concerns by stimulating the production of collagen, a key protein that provides structure and support to the skin.

Traditionally, Sculptra has been used to provide volume and overall rejuvenation in the face, however, it is also used in the following areas: (1)

  • Body contouring (e.g. Sculptra butt lift)
  • Skin Laxity
  • Cellulite
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks

What is PLLA?

PLLA, the main ingredient in Sculptra, is a remarkable biocompatible and biodegradable polymer composed of large molecules called macromolecules. It is widely utilized in facial rejuvenation and body contouring, but it is not only used in aesthetics. This regenerative substance is used in the tissue engineering field to replace and repair damaged tissues in patients. (2)

How Are regenerative injections Different from Other Fillers?

Unlike traditional dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane which provide immediate results but only temporarily, Sculptra works gradually over time to restore volume and improve skin texture. The treatment involves a series of injections strategically placed in areas of concern, such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, and nasolabial folds. These injections stimulate collagen production, which helps to lift and tighten the skin, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Benefits of Sculptra

Sculptra injections stimulate collagen production within the skin, leading to a smoother and more even complexion. This results in improved texture and tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Sculptra can effectively restore lost volume in areas that have experienced age-related volume loss, such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline. By enhancing facial volume and contour, Sculptra creates a more balanced and harmonious appearance.

One of the clearest advantages of Sculptra is its long-lasting effects. While other fillers may require touch-ups every few months, the results of Sculptra can last up to two years. (2) This makes it an excellent option for those seeking a longer-term solution to their facial aging concerns.

Sculptra proves to be a versatile choice suitable for patients across various age groups. It serves as a pre-rejuvenation filler for younger individuals and offers a rejuvenation solution for more mature patients. Often, Sculptra is combined with additional non-surgical approaches such as lasers and injectables like Botox to attain optimal outcomes.


Candidates for regenerative injections, such as Sculptra, are individuals seeking facial rejuvenation and natural collagen production. These fillers are an excellent option for those looking to reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin, and restore volume for a more youthful appearance. Ideal candidates for regenerative injections are men and women who desire a non-invasive facial enhancement. They may have noticed signs of aging, such as wrinkles or a loss of facial volume, and are seeking a safe and effective solution without undergoing surgery. Patients with a known sensitivity to any of Sculptra’s ingredients, or those with a predisposition to keloid scarring should seek an alternative treatment at FACES+ to reach their aesthetic goals.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, we will carefully review your medical history to tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs. We will examine your facial structure, skin quality, and areas of concern to determine if regenerative injections are the right choice for you.

To schedule your consultation at FACES+, please call our office at (858) 453-7224. Alternatively, simply follow the prompts on our website and fill out our online form to book with us.


Before undergoing a regenerative filler treatment like Sculptra, it is essential to go through a thorough pre-treatment consultation. This allows us to understand your unique cosmetic goals and address any concerns or questions you may have.

To prepare for Sculptra treatment:

  • Avoid medications and supplements that thin the blood (e.g. aspirin, other NSAIDs, and dietary supplements like ginkgo biloba).
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol 24 hours before your treatment session.
  • Do not use harsh substances on your skin (e.g. retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid).
  • Tell us if you have had a viral cold sore outbreak before so we can advise you on the use of antiviral medication.

Sculptra Procedure

During the regenerative filler procedure, your injector will strategically inject Sculptra into targeted areas of concern, such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, and nasolabial folds. The injections are performed using a fine needle, ensuring minimal discomfort and downtime. Our trained staff members’ expert technique allows for precise placement of the PLLA to achieve optimal results.

On average, the majority of patients will need on average 6-8 vials and multiple appointments for the best results. Our usual recommendation is 2 vials per visit every 6-8 weeks. Our team of injectable experts will provide a treatment plan that is individualized for each patient’s needs and goals.


After undergoing regenerative filler treatment at FACES+, you can expect a relatively quick recovery time. While individual experiences may vary, most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure without any significant downtime.

Following the treatment, there may be some mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites. However, these side effects are typically minimal and temporary, resolving on their own within a few days. Our expert injectors may recommend using cold compresses or over-the-counter pain medications to help alleviate any discomfort or swelling during the initial recovery period.


It’s important to understand that Sculptra works gradually, stimulating your body’s collagen production over time. This gradual improvement ensures a subtle and natural-looking outcome that enhances your facial features without appearing overdone.

As collagen builds, patients will see their treatment area transform. With Sculptra, patients can achieve effective results that last much longer than other fillers. Discover the possibilities of regenerative injections and experience the confidence that comes with looking and feeling your best!

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures


Combining Sculptra with other fillers is a popular and effective approach to achieving comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Choose from a wide selection of dermal fillers and neuromodulators at FACES+.


Morpheus8 complements Sculptra by utilizing advanced radio frequency technology to tighten and remodel the skin. This minimally invasive procedure delivers precise energy deep into the underlying layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving skin laxity. Morpheus8 can address a wide range of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin tone, resulting in smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.

Cost of Regenerative Injections in San Diego

The cost of Sculptra treatment will vary depending on several factors. At FACES+, our experienced team, led by Dr. Cohen, will carefully assess your individual needs and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired results.

To learn more about regenerative injections, we invite you to call our practice at (858) 453-7224 or get in touch using our contact form. Our friendly staff will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling a consultation at our San Diego location.

Don’t forget to read Dr. Cohen’s blog for more anti-aging and regenerative treatments.


How long is a Sculptra treatment session?

A Sculptra procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated.

Is the main ingredient of Sculptra suitable for everyone?

PLLA is generally well-tolerated by most individuals; however, it may not be suitable for everyone. A thorough consultation with a qualified individual is essential to determine if Sculptra is the right treatment option for your specific needs and goals.

Is Sculptra FDA-approved?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler that works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Made from poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra gradually restores volume and improves the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. It is particularly effective in treating sunken cheeks, hollow temples, and deep nasolabial folds.

Why choose non-surgical treatments like Sculptra?

Non-surgical regenerative fillers such as Sculptra offer numerous benefits for facial rejuvenation. They are minimally invasive, meaning they do not require surgery or extensive downtime. Patients can typically resume their daily activities shortly after treatment.


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  2. Sherman RA. Sculptra: the New Three-Dimensional Filler. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2006;33(4):539-550. doi: