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Non-surgical facial contouring that gently reverses the most dreaded effects of aging

While many of Dr. Karam’s San Diego plastic surgery clients opt for a facelift or neck lift, there are those that wish to pursue a less invasive path that includes injectables and laser treatments. Thanks to today’s plethora of effective and safe dermal fillers, facial contouring with injectables is able to create stunning, sustainable results that compare to those of plastic surgery procedures.

Our Sculptra in San Diego, approved by the FDA in 2009, is among the most popular methods of correcting unwanted wrinkles, folds and creases that plague the face as it matures. Scuptra can also reduce facial scarring and restore facial symmetry.


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What is the big deal about collagen?

When browsing plastic surgery website and brochures, one hears frequently about collagen, especially in regards to non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Collagen is a protein found naturally in the human body. It allows moisture to bind to the skin, and plumps the skin for a youthful, glowing look that radiates beauty.

As the body ages, it tends to lose its store of collagen, creating a hollow, tired aesthetic that is not as pleasing. Therefore, a variety of dermal fillers, including Sculptra in San Diego, are formulated to help replace this lost collagen, thus maximizing the skin’s suppleness and resilience once more.

What is Sculptra made of?

Sculptra’s main ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), a compound that has previously been employed as a component of dissolvable stiches and bone plates. PLA comes from lactic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and works to boost the metabolism of cellular debris.

Why choose Dr. Karam for your Sculptra treatment in San Diego?

Recognized as a leader in the field of anti-aging cosmetic treatments, Dr. Karam is lauded by clients and peers alike for his innovative facial rejuvenation techniques. He is the author of a textbook on his unique approach that is a staple of modern discourse on the topic.

Dr. Karam lectures widely and contributes to other industry publications, ever passionate about educating and informing his clients so they can make the best possible decisions about their well being.

How do I get started with Sculptra?

If you would like to learn more about whether our Sculptra in San Diego is right for your needs, do not hesitate to schedule your confidential consultation, which will take place in the comfort and privacy of Dr. Karam’s San Diego offices.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Karam will examine your skin, take note of prior cosmetic treatments, review your medical records, and answer all your remaining questions in greater detail. He will cover such important topics as costs, insurance and financing; recovery and downtime; risks and benefits; and of course, your results.

The doctor will provide you access to our library of before and after photography, which for some, is the deciding factor. Seeing the amazing results that can occur with Sculptra is often the reason clients decide to move forward with their procedure.

Lastly, if you are interested in any other treatments, be it a non-surgical facelift or laser skin resurfacing, be sure to discuss these options with Dr. Karam during your consultation. In some cases, it is more cost-effective to combine procedures, while it also reduces downtime.

Dr. Karam, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, offers services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karam, contact us today.

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We are now open and have resumed services in the office. The safety of both our staff and patients remains our number one priority and with this in mind we have put in new measures to provide the highest level of protection possible to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.

New Enhancements

  • Patient appointments will be scheduled thoughtfully spaced to reduce the number of people in our office and to effectively eliminate wait times.
  • You will be greeted by a staff member, who will screen all patients and staff that enter our office.
  • We require our staff and patients wear masks throughout your visit.
  • Payments, consents and scheduling will be executed virtually to minimize checkout lines and to expedite the process.
  • We've enhanced our already stringent sanitation protocol to ensure a thorough and continually disinfected and pristine environment.
  • Surgical patients will be required to receive a pre-operative COVID test prior to their surgery date.

We will still continue to provide virtual consultations for our patients around the country and those that prefer to have consultations done from the comfort of their home. Please contact us today to set up your virtual consultation.

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