Enjoying a “liquid facelift” in New Orleans with SculptraBy Dr. Mary Lupo
The most common issue seen by Dr. Mary Lupo in her practice is that of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, folds, volume loss, and skin laxity are all complaints brought forward by new and existing patients who visit the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. While a surgical facelift is always an option, it is best suited for patients with severe instances of skin laxity and volume loss. Patients with mild to moderate concerns are often not good candidates for treatment and they are looking for more affordable, less invasive ways of addressing these problems. Thanks to continued advances in dermatology, patients can now use Sculptra injections to enjoy a “liquid facelift” along with other injectables such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Sculptra stands apart from other injectables because it is made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid and helps in stimulating the production of new collagen. Collagen is what gives the skin volume and youthfulness. As we age, we begin to lose collagen in the skin and notice relaxation, which causes volume loss and imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra can help reverse some of these concerns and bring back a more youthful appearance.
Sculptra does not show immediate results in the same way dermal fillers do, but the gradual improvement is often more natural in appearance. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport, are also available through the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, but are better used on areas such as the upper portion of the face instead of specific fine lines and wrinkles on the rest of the face. Dr. Mary Lupo suggests a consultation appointment for patients to determine the best injectables for them—and decide if a combination of injectables is best for optimum results.