One product Dr. Roland commonly uses to improve the facial appearance is Sculptra, a less invasive skin care. Sculptra improves the facial appearance by promoting the face’s ability to produce collagen.
Facial appearance plays a role in determining one’s quality of life. Individuals who have their desired facial appearance are confident and satisfied with their looks. Those who are uncomfortable with their appearance may suffer low self-esteem, depression, and poor interpersonal skills. An undesired appearance may also influence other aspects of life such as the desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
People who have a poor facial appearance resulting from facial wastage, lipoatrophy, old age, and other factors should not worry because Dr. Donald Roland has a solution. Dr. Roland is a New York-based plastic surgeon who has helped improve his clients’ appearances for more than 20 years.
For years, Sculptra® Aesthetic has been used to treat issues of facial appearance. However, its success depends on the doctor’s unique skill to identify affected areas and provide the right amount of Sculptra required for collagen regeneration. Dr. Roland’s experience allows him to provide clients with beautiful, natural results and ranks him top amongst other New York doctors.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved treatment that enhances tissue regeneration. Sculptra was first launched to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV. The injectable filler contains Poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that triggers the natural production of collagen in the body. Its success rate in managing lipoatrophy has made it a popular treatment to manage other issues associated with facial appearance.
While Sculptra is a less invasive procedure, it can be painful. For this reason, a local anesthesia is applied before the surgical procedure begins. Lidocaine is the commonly used anesthesia. To further reduce the pain, Dr. Roland uses a fine needle to inject Sculptra® Aesthetic into the affected area.
The injections are administered under the skin rather than into the skin. After Sculptra® Aesthetic has been injected, the doctor will massage the injected area to facilitate an even distribution of the suspension and prevent the formation of bumps under the skin.
After the procedure is complete, Dr. Roland may schedule an appointment to examine whether or not the process is taking place as intended.
Good Candidates for Sculptra Treatments
Sculptra is ideal for people whose body’s ability to produce collagen has declined or has excess fat or loose skin. Such people often develop wrinkles, unsightly skin folds, and facial hollowness. Patients are typically aged 40 years and older; however, some young people with facial wastage associated with chronic disorders or substance use can also benefit from the procedure.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Dr. Roland recommends Sculptra because it is a less invasive treatment that restores a natural, youthful look. The procedure involves several injections depending on the age of the patient and the density of the wrinkles.
After Sculptra is injected into your body, it penetrates into the dermis, a part of the skin that has the structures involved in skin formation. Sculptra® Aesthetic triggers the formation of the skin’s collagen on the affected parts.
The medical benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic may take several months to be seen. The results, however, will last for two years or more. Patients will be required to undergo occasional treatments to help the skin maintain the necessary collagen levels.
Sculptra medical procedures depend on the area being treated. It is used in face lifting, a process that benefits both women and men. The cosmetic procedure helps to enhance a person’s looks by removing excess skin, rectifying issues around the nose and mouth and flattening fold.
Sculptra Safety Information
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a safe treatment; however, Dr. Roland may advise against treatment in some people, such as those who are allergic to the various ingredients that make up the product. Treatment may also be delayed for individuals who have an infection on the part of the body being treated.
Similarly, people using anticoagulants or those who have a blood clotting disorder are advised to use a different option since Sculptra® Aesthetic involves a surgical process. People using anticoagulants stand a greater risk of excessive bleeding. Sculptra may also not be used with minors, pregnant women, or nursing mothers.
Preparing For the Initial Sculptra Treatment Consultation
During the consultation, Dr. Roland listens to a patient’s concerns and goals for treatment. He uses the information to recommend Sculptra® Aesthetic or another treatment. During the consultation, you will provide information on your concerns, medical background, and other basic information used to make a treatment decision.
Since Sculptra may have an adverse effect in people using some medications, clients need to provide information on their medical conditions and the various drugs being used. After the consultation, the doctor will determine if the treatment is possible.
Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
How is Sculptra different from other fillers?
Most facial fillers on the market contain hyaluronic acid as the primary ingredient. According to scientists, hyaluronic acid is not as good at stimulating the body’s production of collagen. This is why most fillers only have results that last 9-18 months.
Sculptra is manufactured from Poly-L-lactic acid, an ingredient that has a high ability to stimulate the body to produce collagen. Sculptra® Aesthetic is more of a bio-stimulator than a filler. Indeed, Sculptra is different from other fillers in a sense since its use does not harm the body. Additionally, most fillers are in a liquid form but Sculptra® Aesthetic is a powder that is diluted with distilled water before it is injected into the body.
What benefits does Sculptra have over other fillers?
One of the advantages of Sculptra is that its effects last for up to 2 or more years. Hyaluronic acid fillers have a duration effect of up to 18 months, though many last for just 6 to 9 months. In addition to its extended service, Sculptra is also an ideal solution for people who need large volumes of filler to achieve their intended outcomes.
What issues are treated by Sculptra?
Sculptra offers a solution for many aging sings, including the following:
- Folds between nose and mouth
- Chin wrinkles
- Unsightly marks on the temples
- Marionette lines
- Cheek Hollows
- Jawline indentations
How long does the treatment take?
The duration depends on the parts that are treated. The average length is estimated to be 30 minutes.
How long do the results begin to appear?
Results depend on the body’s ability to produce collagen. They can start appearing from as early as six weeks. Full results are, however, seen between four to six months after treatment. After surgery, patients can experience a false change which disappears within a day.
How long does the Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment effect last?
Depending on a patient, the treatment effect lasts from 2-4 years.
Are there areas where Sculptra treatment cannot be used?
Sculptra cannot be used to prevent frown lines on the forehead. It is also not used around the mouth area, lips or the eyes. The doctor may also advise against the use of Sculptra in areas that have any form of infection.
How safe is Sculptra?
Sculptra® Aesthetic has been used for more than a decade. To date, the product has been used to treat many people with minimal complaints. Its side effects are mild and end shortly after treatment.
What side effects are associated with Sculptra treatment?
Just like any medical procedure, different patients react to various treatments in different ways. Common side effects associated with Sculptra treatment include swelling of the treated area, infection on the treatment site, bruising, and redness in the treated area.
While the side effects disappear within a short period, patients may apply ice packs on the affected area as a way to manage the side effects.
What are the final results of a Sculptra treatment?
Sculptra® Aesthetic eliminates folds and wrinkles to produce a healthy, youthful look.
When should I receive a maintenance treatment?
A maintenance treatment helps you to maintain the new look for a long period. Maintenance treatment can be performed once a year. If you forgo the maintenance treatment, your face will resume its initial form.
Can Sculptra work with other fillers like Botox and Juvederm?
Sculptra can be used alongside other fillers like Botox and laser treatments. However, it is recommended that you discuss the issue with the doctor.
Is a skin test necessary before treatment with Sculptra?
The medical procedure does not require a skin test.
What is done during a treatment?
Dr. Roland advises clients to avoid applying makeup on the day of treatment. The face will be cleaned with an antiseptic before the injections are administered.
What is the effect of smoking with Sculptra?
Smoking may delay or even hamper the benefits of using Sculptra® Aesthetic because it reduces blood supply to the face. Reduced facial blood supply has a negative impact on collagen formation.
Sculptra is a natural and efficient process that is used in non-invasive face lifting. The procedure provides long-term benefits that save you from the hassle of scheduling more regular filler treatments. Compared to surgery, Sculptra treatment is less invasive, takes a short period, and is inexpensive. After the procedure, you will have an enhanced look that will be an ideal boost to any appearance concerns.
Getting an experienced doctor to help you with your Sculptra procedure is important if you want to receive optimal benefits. Schedule an appoint with Dr. Donald Roland by calling (212) 744-9400 today. Dr. Ronald will help you with your complicated cosmetic surgery issues to give you the look you desire.