Sculptra® Aesthetic in Atlanta, GA
Sculptra® Aesthetic is unique amongst dermal fillers because it is specifically designed to add volume to areas of the face that may lack fullness, such as the cheeks and under eye areas. Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Cristen Catignani and Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, specialize in Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments for the men and women in Atlanta, Cumming, Forsyth County and nearby areas in Georgia.
Injections to Enhance Facial Features
Having sunken cheeks and hollow under eye areas makes you look unhealthy and older. Facial implants can add fullness to your cheeks, but few options exist for the under eye area. With Sculptra®Aesthetic, you can achieve a fuller facial volume that makes you look younger, healthier and refreshed. Like other dermal fillers, Sculptra® Aesthetic is a temporary solution, so Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani may recommend treatments for patients who are uncertain about the improvements that can be achieved with cheek implants.
Known outside the United States as New-Fill®, Sculptra® Aesthetic contains poly-L-lactic acid, a natural substance that is created by your body when you use your muscles. Because the main ingredient in Sculptra® Aesthetic mimics what occurs in your body, allergic reactions are very rare. In fact, poly-L-lactic acid has been used in different surgical applications for more than 20 years, and treatments have also been performed on HIV/AIDS patients who have a condition known as lipoatrophy that causes fat loss in the face (facial wasting).
Benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic
The Sculptra® Aesthetic formulation contains small crystals of poly-L-lactic acid that produce an inflammatory response in your skin. Your body responds to the inflammation by producing more collagen, the body’s natural and reparative “Band-Aid” for injuries. Collagen is one of the key substances in healthy, young skin. With Sculptra® Aesthetic, Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani are able to stimulate collagen in the cheeks, under eye area and other parts of the face to add more volume.
Evaluation for Sculptr® Aesthetic Treatments
Sculptra® Aesthetic contains only natural ingredients, but Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani will still evaluate you for any potential allergic reaction. Other conditions that may indicate that Sculptra® Aesthetic is not right for you are skin rashes and infections, as well as certain medications. If you are a good candidate for treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani describes the anticipated results and treatment plan. You will need follow-up treatments to maintain the fuller appearance of your face.
The Sculptra® Aesthetic Procedure
Sculptra®Aesthetic is a dermal filler that is injected under your skin with a very small needle. Most patients tolerate the injections well, but a topical numbing cream can be used if needed. Several injections are needed to add a natural, smooth volume enhancement to your face. Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani massage the area after the injection to evenly distribute the product. You will notice that your face appears fuller due to the water in the Sculptra® Aesthetic product, but the water is slowly absorbed by your body over the next few days. As Sculptra® Aesthetic begins to work, the resulting collagen production can take three to six weeks, so you will see gradual improvements that last up to two years.
Atlanta Sculptra® Cost and Financing Options
The cost of treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic at Atlanta Aesthetics is based on the amount of product that is needed and the extent of the cosmetic improvement that is recommended by Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani during your consultation. You can pay for your Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments by cash, personal check, credit card or CareCredit® financing.
Poorly defined facial features make you look older, tired and unhappy. With Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments from double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth or Atlanta palstic surgeon Dr. Cristen Catignani, you can have a fuller appearance for up to two years. Contact Atlanta Aesthetics today to schedule your personal consultation at our Atlanta office.