Sculptra® Aesthetic in McLean and Northern Virginia

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About Sculptra

Volume loss happens naturally during the aging process, particularly in the mid-face as the cheeks become hollow and flat. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable dermal filler to increase volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to improving the volume of the cheeks, Sculptra can correct the appearance of shallow to deep lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds (sometimes known as smile lines) that run from the edges of the nose to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra promotes the natural production of collagen in your body so even after you stop getting treatments, your complexion will be smoother compared to before Sculptra injections. Schedule an appointment at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to discover the advantages of this injectable treatment.

Candidates for sculptra

Sculptra is best for patients who want to improve fullness in their mid-face without surgical implants. Candidates may have naturally hollow cheeks while other patients experience volume loss with age. Sculptra dermal filler may also be used to improve shallow to severe facial lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra helps to increase the body's natural production of collagen, many Sculptra patients will have an improvement in the overall health and appearance of their complexion.

sculptra treatment

Following your consultation to determine your unique treatment plan, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. Your injector will apply numbing cream or local anesthetic prior to sterilizing and marking the injection sites. Once you are prepared, the filler is injected down to the deeper layers of the skin at the chosen sites. For best results, Dr. Alex Mesbahi recommends a series of four injections that are each scheduled at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery about three weeks apart.

after your appointment

Following your appointment, you may have mild to moderate swelling, redness, tenderness, or bruising at the injection sites that should subside on its own in a few days. To speed healing, you can apply cold packs to the injection sites. You should avoid UV exposure after your injection and use sunscreen. Many patients will have visible improvements immediately following their treatment with complete results appearing after several months, as the increased production of collagen improves the health of the skin. If performed in a series of injections over the course of 3 – 4 months, your results may be visible for up to two years.

Sculpt A Youthful Face

Restore the volume and smoothness of your complexion with nonsurgical Sculptra dermal filler treatments at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Mesbahi will decide if Sculptra is appropriate for your concerns and goals at your initial consultation before creating your personal treatment plan. Contact our office to schedule your consultation for Sculptra or one of our other cosmetic services.

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