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Sculptra

Sculptra New York City and New Jersey

SCULPTRA is a synthetic material that is injected below the surface of the skin to create a fuller, smoother, more youthful looking appearance. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of wrinkles, folds and sunken areas in the face. It is provided in a series of three monthly treatments and lasts for years.

Dr. John Mesa, MD is fellowship trained in Craniofacial Surgery at Michigan University, and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the face at University of Alabama which gives him additional credentials, experience and knowledge to perform high quality cosmetic plastic surgery injections in the face

Once you’ve decided to pursue SCULPTRA with Dr. John Mesa, MD in our New Jersey or New York City area practice, you make sure you have found the right surgeon and the right technique to meet your expectations.

Frequent Asked questions about SCULPTRA:

How does SCULPTRA dermal filler and volumizer works?
SCULPTRA is in injectable filler made from a safe, synthetic injectable material known as “poly-L-lactic acid.” This filler is ideal for replacing facial fat loss, which occurs as a natural result of the aging process. It works by increasing collagen production, gradually and significantly increasing skin thickness, especially along the cheeks. Since poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body), no skin test is required.

What areas can be treated with SCULPTRA dermal filler and volumizer?
SCULPTRA injectable gel will help smooth skin wrinkles and folds as well as restore the volume of different areas of the face appearance. The most common uses include:

  • Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
  • The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Correction of the temporal hollows (depression in the area between the end of your eyebrow and hair line above the ears)
  • Thickening thin skin

What is to expect during SCUPTRA Dermal Filler and volumizer injection in New Jersey and New York City?

Dr. John Mesa, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon administers SCULPTRA injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Mesa is finishes the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately. Dr. Mesa will make you very confortable and at ease during the dermal filler injection process so you have a wonderful experience.

Dr. John Mesa will initially make some skin marks with an eyeliner pencil to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the dermal filler is injected into the target area minimal pain or discomfort. Dr. John Mesa will show you step by step of the process so you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. John Mesa will massage the treatment area to avoid bumps, lips or any irregularities. In certain critical areas like cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. Mesa will inject local anesthesia to maximize the prevention of bruising while making the procedure painless.

Unlike surgical options, SCULPTRA has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.

How long will my results last with SCULPTRA Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences also the longevity of the fillers. SCUPTRA has been demonstrated to last up to 2 year.

What are the most common side effects of SCULPTRA Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.  Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.

What should I do before treatment with SCULPTRA dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior any injection since it doesn’t increase the risk of post injection bruising.

What should I do after treatment with SCULPTRA dermal filler?
Patients are refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for 48 hours after injections. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 24 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). Patents are also are recommended to ice the treated area with ice packs for at least 6 to 10 hours post treatment.

Why choose Dr. John Mesa, a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon for SCULPTRA dermal filler?

Dr. John Mesa is a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey and New York City that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck breast, and body and cosmetic injections. He offers a premium experience to all of its cosmetic patients. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions like Harvard are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Since he was born and raised in Colombia, he brings a Latin flair, making his bedside manners and patient care unique. Dr. John Mesa helps its customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing premium natural looking cosmetic plastic surgery

Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Dentists and “cosmetologists” for a SCULPTRA dermal filler?

Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform SCULPTRA dermal filler injections have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.

Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform SCULPTRA dermal filler injections. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.

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