What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is the modern treatment of the facial aging process. As opposed to hyaluronic acid fillers which temporarily replace lost volume, Sculptra stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This new scaffold under the skin gradually restores fullness in the areas of lines and wrinkles. Not only does Sculptra re-volumize areas of the face, it also can improve the texture and quality of the overlying skin.
What does Sculptra treatments involve?
During the consultation, Dr. Lozada will provide a detailed facial analysis and address the areas of concern. The amount of Sculptra injections depends where each patient is on the aging curve. Older patients tend to need more vials initially than younger patients. Before the treatment Sculptra is made into a suspension with water and lidocaine (numbing medicine). This mixture is then injected using a needle or cannula into the areas of volume loss. It is possible that multiple visits over a few weeks may be required to finish the initial treatment. Once this is finished patients typically see results 4-6 weeks after treatment which continue to improve over months to years. Results can last up to 2 years which is much longer than any hyaluronic acid filler!
What is the Consultation Process for Sculptra?
During the consultation areas of concern are highlighted by the patient. Dr. Lozada will perform a facial assessment and with the patient, formulate a plan to rejuvenate the face. Depending on the location, Dr. Lozada will choose a product(s) that will achieve the best result. Not all products are created equal and understanding the patient’s anatomy as well as the options available is critical. If Sculptra is an option Dr. Lozada will discuss these treatments and the cost. A treatment date will be set in the future as the product needs time to be prepared.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kirk Lozada?
Dr. Lozada is a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon and Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon. Dr. Lozada is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive services for all his patients in Philadelphia and New Jersey. At our office a personalized treatment plan is essential and we allow sufficient time during consultation to develop a unique understanding of each patient’s desires. Dr. Lozada completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Dr. Kirk Lozada is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery. Contact the office for your consultation today!