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Sculptra® Aesthetic (Injectable poly-L-lactic acid Dermal Filler) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Sculptra

Lost volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume in the mid-face. In addition to increasing the volume of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that go from the edges of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra promotes the natural collagen production in your body, so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger and healthier compared to before the treatment. In addition to improving facial lines and wrinkles, Sculptra can also be used to add volume and a mild lift to the buttocks. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA to discover the advantages of this treatment.

Ideal Candidates

Sculptra Aesthetic is great for anyone who wants to improve contour in their mid-face without implants and surgery. Candidates may have been born with hollow cheeks, whereas other patients have full cheeks that have deflated with age. Sculptra injections may also help to improve fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, including marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra's formula works to prompt the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will notice an improvement in the appearance and health of their complexion.

Adding Sculptra to the buttocks has become a popular procedure known as a nonsurgical butt lift. This can be a good option if you only need a small amount of volume and lift in your buttocks. It can also be helpful to get a preview of the results you might get from butt lift surgery or a Brazilian butt lift (a fat transfer to the butt).

Procedure Technique

Following your consultation to develop your unique plan for treatment, you will receive your injections in one of our procedure rooms. Your injector might use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to sterilizing and marking the sites to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra is injected down into the deeper skin layers at the chosen areas of the face or butt. For longer-lasting results, your injector will perform a series of four treatments that are each done at Walters Plastic Surgery around three weeks apart.

What to Expect

Following your appointment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection areas that should resolve on its own in several days. To encourage healing, you may apply a cold compress to the injected areas. You should limit UV exposure after your appointment and always use sunscreen. You may notice clear improvements immediately following their injections with final results seen after a few months when the increased collagen production improves the health of your skin. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may be visible for as long as two years.

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Sculpt A Youthful Face

Boost the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra treatments for your face or butt at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters will decide if Sculptra is appropriate for your goals and concerns at your initial consultation before developing your personal plan for treatment. Contact our team to make your appointment for Sculptra Aesthetic or other cosmetic services.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.