What is Sculptra?
Lost volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Dr. David Steckler and his team use Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler to provide fuller and longer-lasting volume to the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the cheeks, Sculptra can reduce the look of shallow to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called smile or laugh lines) that start at the sides of the nose down to the outer corners of the mouth. With its unique gel formula, Sculptra increases the natural production of collagen in your body, so even if you stop getting injections, your complexion will be stronger compared to before Sculptra treatments. Schedule a consultation at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery in Ridgeland to learn more about the benefits of this aesthetic treatment.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Following your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Steckler to develop your unique plan for treatment, you can receive your Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. Your injector can use a numbing cream or local anesthetic before cleansing and marking the areas to be injected. Once you are ready, the filler will be injected into your treatment areas. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Steckler recommends a series of four Sculptra injections that are scheduled around three weeks apart. After your treatment, you may have mild or moderate redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness that should subside naturally in 3 – 5 days. To encourage healing, you can apply cold packs to the injected areas. Most patients will notice visible improvements immediately after their appointment with full results developing after a few months when the natural production of collagen strengthens the skin. When performed as a series over the course of 3 – 4 months, your results may last up to two years.
Sculpt A Youthful and Unique Look
Boost the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with nonsurgical Sculptra treatments at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery. Dr. David Steckler can help you determine if Sculptra is appropriate for your goals and help you create a personal treatment plan for your skin's unique needs. Contact our office in Ridgeland, MS to schedule your consultation for Sculptra or one of our other services.