New Orleans area patients ask, what occurs before and after Sculptra injections?By Dr. Mary Lupo
Sculptra is an aesthetic treatment that is injected under the skin to help stimulate collagen replacement. Unlike other injectables and dermal fillers, this treatment provides long-lasting results over the course of time but without dramatic, immediate results. Patients with areas of volume loss can replace that volume with improved collagen production, which helps counteract the effects of aging. The results of Sculptra last longer than traditional dermal fillers but it requires several injections over time for optimum beauty. Many patients who consult Dr. Mary Lupo of New Orleans regarding these injections often ask what to expect before, during, and after their services.
Before treatment, patients must visit the LupoCenter for Aesthetic and General Dermatology for a consultation appointment. During this time, patients can discuss their aging concerns with Dr. Mary Lupo and learn about the many options available to them. This is when patients can determine if Sculptra is appropriate for their needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Patients then have to undergo a series of treatment sessions. Most patients benefit from three sessions over the course of several months, but this can be altered to best suit the specific needs and desires of patients. Regular injections are necessary for the desired outcome, and patients must commit to several treatments if they want to achieve a more youthful appearance with this product.
After patients have had their injections completed, they may experience some side effects. They can include discomfort and swelling at the injection site, along with bruising and tenderness. However, these are often short-term and most patients do not find them to be bothersome. Patients who consult with Dr. Mary Lupo before their injections are educated on what they can expect after treatment and when to contact her regarding any serious complications that may arise.
Are you interested in visiting a quality, board certified dermatologist for injectable treatments such as Sculptra? Contact Dr. Mary Lupo,she serves patients in and around the New Orleans community.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.