Sculptra® Aesthetic in New Orleans, LA

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What is Sculptra?

Volume loss can start to naturally occur during the aging process, especially in the middle of the face. This can make your cheeks look flat and hollow. To treat this issue, Dr. Michelle Eagan uses Sculptra Aesthetic injectables. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that adds long-lasting volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to enhancing your cheeks, Sculptra decreases the appearance of fine to deep lines and wrinkles, including laugh or smile lines. Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler, which helps stimulate the production of collagen. So even after you stop receiving Sculptra treatments, your complexion should still look healthier than before. Please schedule an appointment at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana to learn more about the benefits of Sculptra.

What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic is a popular dermal filler that can give New Orleans Plastic Surgery patients a revitalized look. Benefits of this treatment performed at our New Orleans, LA facility include:

  • Reducing lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Restoring lost volume
  • Achieving a more lively appearance
  • Stimulating new collagen production and supporting skin health
  • No surgery, no scarring, and no downtime
  • Treatments are quick
  • Results look natural and are long-lasting
  • FDA-approved and effective

Is Sculptra Right For You?

Sculptra works well for patients who want to improve the contour of their mid-face without surgery. Thin or hollow-looking cheeks can happen for a variety of reasons, including aging or genetics. Sculptra injections can also fill in mild to severe facial wrinkles and lines, like marionette lines, smile lines, and Crow's feet. Because Sculptra's formula encourages the production of collagen, many patients notice a visible improvement in the overall health and appearance of their complexion.

How Are Sculptra Injections Performed?

After developing your custom treatment plan, we will perform your Sculptra injections in one of our minor procedure rooms. Normally, we can perform these treatments on the same day as your consultation. At the beginning of your procedure, patients receive numbing cream or local anesthetic, and we mark the injection sites. After prepping your skin, Dr. Eagan will inject the dermal filler into the deeper layers of your skin. For longer-lasting results, we recommend a series of four treatments scheduled three weeks apart.

What Should I Expect After Sculptra Injections?

Following your Sculptra treatment, you may experience mild or moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising near the treatment sites. These symptoms should subside on their own in a few days. To encourage healing, you can apply cold packs to the treatment areas. After your appointment, you should avoid excess UV exposure and use sun protection. Most patients will notice visible improvements immediately after their Sculptra treatment. Generally, it takes a few months to see the final results because your body needs time to start producing more collagen. When performed as a series of injections over 3 – 4 months, a patient's results may last for around two years.

How much does Sculptra cost?

Sculptra treatments can range in price, and it depends on how much you need to achieve your goals. You may need multiple injections for optimal results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and develop a treatment plan that aligns with your specific budget.

Sculptra FAQ

How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can vary in price depending on how many units are needed to achieve your goals. You may need several treatments for the optimal outcome. During your consultation, your injector will discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan with cost estimates.

How does Sculptra work?
Using poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra is a treatment that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. It can help to restore your skin’s strength and appearance as more collagen is produced. The rebuilt strands of collagen will visibly fill out facial lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Are Sculptra injections safe?
Sculptra is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and it has been used safely around the world since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, bruising, redness, and swelling. In some cases, bumps may become noticeable if too much pressure is put on the injected area. Please contact us if you have any abnormal or lasting side effects.

What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
A dermal filler like Sculptra can be a good choice if you want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is ideal to fill wrinkles on the chin, lines around the mouth, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. Commonly, men and women get Sculptra starting around their late 30s to early 50s; however, Sculptra can be safely used on most men and women who are over the age of 18.

How long do results last?
For longer-lasting results, you might need to get several treatments. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results can last up to two years. Since Sculptra continues to increase the natural production of collagen in your skin, results take longer to appear but last longer.

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Sculpt A Youthful Face

Refresh the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with Sculptra dermal filler treatments at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana. At your initial consultation, Dr. Eagan will determine if Sculptra addresses your concerns and needs before developing a personalized treatment plan. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation, and learn more about the benefits of Sculptra treatments.

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