Rebuild Lost Collagen

Restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds

Epi Center MedSpa of San Francisco is delighted to offer Sculptra®, an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to gradually replenish lost collagen, the essential protein that provides structural support to cells and tissues in the body. With results that can last for up to two years, Sculptra® is a fantastic option for those looking to enhance their natural beauty.

Moreover, we are excited to offer a special treatment combining Sculptra® with MicroNeedling and Morpheus. This innovative approach involves a topical application that yields remarkable results, leaving the skin looking rejuvenated and more youthful. We are dedicated to providing cutting-edge treatments that help you achieve your aesthetic goals.



Facial Volume Loss:  Sculptra can help restore lost volume in areas such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline.

Wrinkles and Folds: Sculptra can be used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin).

Skin Laxity: By stimulating collagen production, Sculptra can improve skin elasticity and firmness, leading to a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Overall Skin Quality: Sculptra can help improve skin texture and quality by promoting collagen growth, resulting in smoother, more radiant skin.




Natural-Looking Results

Longevity: The results of Sculptra can last up to two years or longer.

Versatility: Sculptra can be used to address a variety of concerns, including facial volume loss, wrinkles, folds, and skin laxity. 

Collagen Stimulation

Gradual Results


What is Sculptra


Determining if Sculptra® is the right treatment for you depends on various factors such as your aesthetic goals, skin condition, medical history, and expectations. Here are some points to consider:

1. Collagen Loss: Sculptra® is typically recommended for individuals experiencing volume loss and reduced collagen production in areas like the face.

2. Longevity: If you are looking for long-lasting results that can last up to two years, Sculptra® may be a suitable option.

3. Consultation: It’s essential to schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider or aesthetic specialist to assess your specific needs and determine if Sculptra® aligns with your goals.

4. Skin Type: Different skin types may respond differently to treatments. Your provider can evaluate your skin type to determine if Sculptra® is suitable for you.

5. Combination Treatments: If you are interested in combined treatments like Sculptra® with MicroNeedling and Morpheus, discuss your preferences with your provider to see if this approach is beneficial for your skin concerns.

Ultimately, the best way to determine if Sculptra® is right for you is to consult with a healthcare professional or aesthetic specialist who can provide personalized recommendations based on your individual needs and goals.


How long does the process take?

The duration of a Sculptra® treatment session can vary depending on the areas being treated and the specific treatment plan outlined by your healthcare provider. Here is a general overview of what to expect in terms of the time involved in a Sculptra® treatment:

1. Consultation: Your first appointment will likely include a consultation with your healthcare provider to discuss your goals, assess your needs, and create a personalized treatment plan. This consultation can typically last anywhere from 15-30 minutes, depending on the complexity of your case.

2. Treatment Session: The actual injection process for Sculptra® usually takes about 60 minutes. Your provider will administer the injections strategically in the target areas to achieve the desired results.

3. Post-Treatment Care: After the injections, your provider may provide some post-treatment care instructions, which may include avoiding certain activities or products, applying ice to reduce swelling, and scheduling follow-up appointments.

4. Follow-Up Appointments: Depending on your treatment plan and desired results, you may need multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal outcomes.

Overall, the entire treatment process, including consultation, injections, and post-treatment care, can typically be completed within a few hours spread across one or more sessions. It’s essential to follow your provider’s recommendations for the best results and to ensure a safe and effective treatment experience.

How quickly do I see the results of Sculptra®?

The results of Sculptra® injections are not immediate, as the treatment works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production over time. While individual results may vary, most people begin to see improvements in their skin’s volume and texture gradually over a few weeks to months after the initial treatment session.

It’s important to note that Sculptra® is designed to provide long-lasting results, with effects that can last up to two years. As the collagen production stimulated by the injections continues to improve the skin’s appearance, you may notice continued enhancement in the treated areas.


How long do Sculptra® treatments last?

Sculptra® is known for providing long-lasting results compared to some other dermal fillers. On average, the effects of Sculptra® can last up to two years.

It’s important to keep in mind that individual results may vary based on factors such as the amount of product used, the treatment area, your skin’s natural aging process, and how well you maintain your skin health. Some people may experience results lasting slightly longer than two years, while others may notice a gradual decrease in effectiveness over time.

To maintain the results of Sculptra® beyond the initial treatment period, follow-up sessions or touch-up treatments may be recommended by your healthcare provider. They can assess your skin’s response to the initial treatment and advise you on the best approach for maintaining your desired results over time.


What is the downtime of Sculptra® treatments?

The downtime associated with Sculptra® injections is typically minimal for most individuals. While some people may experience mild side effects immediately following the treatment, such as redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection sites, these effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days.

Here are some general guidelines regarding downtime after Sculptra® injections:

1. Immediate Post-Treatment Period: You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. Using ice packs or cold compresses can help reduce swelling. Avoiding strenuous activities and certain medications that thin the blood can also help minimize bruising.

2. First Few Days: It’s common to have some tenderness or soreness at the injection sites. Avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, saunas, and extreme temperatures can help promote healing.

3. Follow-Up Care: Following your provider’s post-treatment care instructions, such as applying topical creams or avoiding certain skincare products, can help optimize your results and minimize any potential side effects.

In general, most people are able to resume their normal activities immediately after Sculptra® injections, with any minor side effects resolving within a few days. If you have concerns about downtime or specific activities to avoid after treatment, it’s best to discuss them with your healthcare provider during your consultation or follow-up appointments.

Is Sculptra® safe?

Sculptra is a dermal filler that is commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. It is considered safe when administered by a qualified and experienced healthcare provider. However, like any medical procedure or treatment, Sculptra does carry some risks and potential side effects.

Common side effects of Sculptra may include redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, itching, and small lumps under the skin at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.

It is important to consult with a healthcare provider who is experienced in administering Sculptra (Epi Center has been injecting Sculptra for 15 Years) to discuss your individual risks and benefits before undergoing treatment. Be sure to disclose any medical conditions or medications you are taking that may affect the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to choose a reputable provider and follow all post-treatment care instructions to minimize the risk of complications. If you have any concerns about the safety of Sculptra or any other cosmetic treatment, it’s best to discuss them with a qualified healthcare provider.

Are the injections painful?

The level of pain experienced during a Sculptra treatment can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or a slight stinging sensation during the injection process, while others may find it more uncomfortable. The pain level can also depend on the area being treated and individual pain tolerance.

To help minimize discomfort during the treatment, your healthcare provider may use a topical numbing cream or apply ice to the treatment area before administering the injections. Some formulations of Sculptra also contain a local anesthetic to help reduce pain.

If you are concerned about pain during the treatment, it’s important to discuss this with your healthcare provider beforehand. They may be able to provide additional measures to help make the experience more comfortable for you.

Who performs the Sculptra® injections?

“Expert aesthetic injectors at Epi Center MedSpa perform all treatments with precision and skill. Our team of professionals are highly trained and qualified to administer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including Sculptra injections. You can trust that you are in good hands with our knowledgeable staff at Epi Center MedSpa.”

What is the difference between Sculptra® and Filler?

Sculptra is a type of dermal filler, but it differs from traditional fillers in a few key ways:

1. Composition: Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that stimulates the body’s own collagen production. Traditional fillers, on the other hand, are typically made of hyaluronic acid or other substances that provide immediate volume to the treated area.

2. Mechanism of action: Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production over time, leading to gradual and long-lasting results. Traditional fillers provide immediate volume to the treated area but are eventually broken down and absorbed by the body, requiring repeat treatments to maintain results.

3. Treatment areas: Sculptra is often used to treat larger areas of volume loss, such as hollow cheeks or temples, as well as to improve overall skin quality and texture. Traditional fillers are commonly used for more targeted areas like lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.

4. Duration of results: While traditional fillers can provide immediate results that last anywhere from several months to a couple of years, the results of Sculptra injections are more gradual and can last up to two years or longer.

It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine which type of filler is best suited for your specific needs and desired outcomes.

How quickly can I get an appointment?

Our goal is to provide prompt service to our clients. In many cases, we can schedule an appointment within a couple of days of receiving your request. For immediate assistance or to book an appointment, please call us at 415-362-4754. You can also make an appointment online using our website by clicking the tab above at the top of this page.

What other treatments are recommended in combination with Sculptra®?

Sculptra can be combined with other treatments to enhance overall results and address multiple concerns. Some treatments that can be combined with Sculptra include:

1. Botox: Botox is commonly used to relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Combining Botox with Sculptra can provide a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation by addressing both volume loss and dynamic wrinkles.

2. Dermal Fillers: In addition to Sculptra, other dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to target specific areas of volume loss or fine lines. Combining different types of fillers can help achieve more customized results.

3. Laser Treatments: Laser treatments can improve skin tone, texture, and overall skin quality. Combining Sculptra with laser treatments can address both volume loss and skin concerns such as sun damage, pigmentation, or acne scars.

4. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can exfoliate the skin, improve skin tone, and stimulate collagen production. Combining Sculptra with chemical peels can enhance the overall rejuvenation of the skin.

5. Microneedling: Microneedling stimulates collagen production and can improve the texture and firmness of the skin. Combining Sculptra with microneedling treatments can enhance the skin’s overall rejuvenation and firmness.

It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the best combination of treatments based on your individual needs and goals. A personalized treatment plan can be created to help you achieve optimal results.

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“Epi Center MedSpa has the expertise and experience that will help anyone and everyone. Epi Center took the time and outlined a very detailed custom plan for me and my skin, making sure I would get the results I was looking for. Healthy skin is my goal and Epi Center taught me so much about my skin and what to do in order to properly take care of it. The staff is always friendly and the professionals are just that-professional. Results are what keep bringing me back and trusting them fully with my skin.”

– Christopher Collins