The Skin Institute of New Orleans Dr. Richard Sherman

Sculptra Aesthetic


Sculptra Aesthetic is a three dimensional filler for global volumization of the face, addressing fat loss and redistribution which contribute to a generalized aged appearance. As the face ages, depressed or concave areas are found adjacent to rounded or convex areas. The skin develops a wavy or undulating appearance, replacing the full and contoured appearance we associate with the bloom of youth. The injectible Sculptra blends the depressed or concave areas into the more prominent rounded or convex areas to reestablish three dimensional volume while maintaining facial contour.

Sculptra Aesthetic contains poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates your body's fibroblasts to produce new collagen. With gradual production of new collagen, the facial skin looks and feels more youthful. Multiple treatment sessions are typically required and volume at each session may vary depending on patient response. On average, most cosmetic patients require at least 2 to 3 sessions, usually spaced 8 weeks apart. Although the process is gradual and multiple sessions are required, the effect is typically sustained for at least 2 years. After this time, should the effect diminish, a touch-up session may be performed.

For more detailed information on Sculptra and other fillers, please see Dr. Sherman's medical journal articles under publications.

Dr. Richard N. Sherman is a master trainer for Sanofi-Aventis, teaching Sculptra to core specialist, dermatologists and plastic surgeons nationally. Dr. Sherman specializes in the art of volume restoration for a youthful, contoured face, performing the liquid face lift with Sculptra Aesthetic. Call for your appointment for a Sculptra consultation at 504-899-7159.

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