Answer: Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic substance. It is not made from human or animal sources and does not have a significant degree of allergy associated with it so a skin test is not required. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the [...]
Answer: Sculptra® is an injectable filler typically used to fill both shallow and deep facial wrinkles. It restores volume of depressed areas such as skin creases, wrinkles and folds resulting from natural aging. It is best-suited for areas of the face with visible crevices or wrinkles, such as “smile lines,” the deep folds that [...]
Answer: Sculptra® is a topical filler that is injected to areas of the face where a loss of fat has occurred. As people age, fat and skin thickness is lost so Sculptra® is used to gradually resurface lines and wrinkles and restore thickness to the skin. While Sculptra® will not restore fat loss it will [...]
Answer: Common side effects are generally injection-related and include bleeding, tenderness or pain, bruising, redness and occasional swelling. On average, side effects last from one to 17 days. Small bumps under the skin may surface as delayed side effects six to 12 months post injection. These may be noticeable when pressing down on the treated [...]
Answer: Typically no downtime is required following a treatment, and many patients may even apply makeup immediately after if bleeding does not occur.
Answer: Results are not immediately visible, though initial swelling may distort the appearance of actual, future results. Sculptra® takes time to gradually correct the deep lines in the skin. Treatments are administered in sessions, which are scheduled one month apart. Patients may require anywhere from three to six sessions to achieve full results. A [...]
Answer:Ã‚Â Results differ from person to person. In most cases, patients will see results for up to two years after the first treatment. These treatments are usually done once a month for three months and then once a year thereafter. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Answer: Yes, as with all surgeries that require an incision, patients who undergo an arm lift will have a visible scar. Tissue removed from a scar that runs from the elbow to the underarm will result in a scar, though we are careful to place the scar in the underside of the arm. This [...]
Answer: In most cases, especially those performed with the advanced LeJeour technique, the nipple does not need to be removed or reattached. The patient’s nipple is slightly repositioned to fit the breast’s new shape. Patients who undergo this procedure may lose sensitivity in the nipple and are likely not able to breast feed.
Answer: Breast reductions depend on the size and breasts of each patient, but the most common method used by surgeons requires three incisions: around the areola, a straight line from the areola to the bottom of the breast and underneath the breast. The surgeon then removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin. The areola, [...]