Dr. Dean Kane, board certified plastic surgeon finds Sculptra is the secret for his patients to look and stay naturally refreshed and rejuvenated with a slower, naturally rejuvenated onset. Dr. Kane uses Sculptra to stimulate the diminished collagen that occurs in the aging process of the deep and superficial lines, folds, hollows, and sagging of the face. Sculptra is the ultimate collagen builder and plumper that gives Dr. Kane’s patients over 2 years of subtle but natural anti-aging effects. Sculptra is the true non-surgical facelift!
See the Sculptra results of Lauri Kane below after 2 sessions of Sculptra performed 6 weeks apart.
*Individual results may vary from patient to patient.
*Individual results may vary from patient to patient.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectible filler made from poly-L-lactic acid. This is a biocompatible synthetic material in a microscopic form, used by doctors in dissolvable surgical sutures. Sculptra can be used on the face and all over the body to firm, tighen and smooth.
Lauri Kane Answers: What is Sculptra?
Do I need to prepare my skin for Sculptra similar to the ZO prep for the peel?
No Sculptra needs no prep. Just need to know you will have bruising for 8 to 10 days scattered over the face.
Do the Sculptra injections feel similar a filler? Yes, but a lot more of them.
Is a numbing crème applied prior to the injections? Yes we apply a strong numbing cream for 30 min and then Dr. Kane injects numbing meds as well.
If I want to use nitrous oxide, do I need to make that decision prior?
No we have this available at all times. But you must eat something prior as it can make you a little nausea on an empty stomach. We want you to have something in your stomach regardless as the lidocaine makes people a little jittery.
I recently had filler, will the remaining filler have any effect on the Sculptra injections?
No we do both all the time just separated by at least a month.
What should I expect post, besides the possibility of bruising?
The first 2 to 3 days the face looks a little full from all the fluid from the Sculptra and then goes away by day 3. Most people really like the fullness!! Bruising comes out when the fluid is gone.
How long does the process take?
The actual injections take all of 15 to 20 min, but you will be in the office for an 1.5 hours.
How much does Sculptra cost?
We use 2 vials of Sculptra for the face and each vial is $850. The total cost is $1700 plus the nitrous is $90. You need to do Sculptra at least a second time for it to be most effective and done about 6 weeks apart. But that timing is flexible.
When will I see the effects of Sculptra?
Sculptra takes time to stimulate Collagen and Elastin for firming and tightening. You usually see the wonderful effects of Sculptra after 6 weeks after the second session of Sculptra.
How long will Sculptra last?
After the second session, Sculptra will continue to make collagen and elastin in the skin for up to a year. At the first anniversary of your first treatment you need to maintain the Sculptra effect with a session of Sculptra every year. You will never age if you keep up yearly treatments of Sculptra.
How can you learn if Sculptra is right for you?
The recommended way to see if you are a candidate for Sculptra as well as the other fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra or Radiesse, is to have a personal consultation with Dr. Kane. Often Dr. Kane holds seminars and live demonstrations in his Baltimore Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Pikesville, Maryland. These seminars are very informative and patients learn a great deal about which cosmetic procedures are right for them. To learn when Dr. Kane holds his cosmetic surgery seminars join his newsletters and receive weekly updates on Dr. Kane’s specials and events.
To find out about facial procedures in Maryland, call the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa at (410) 602-3322 and ask for Lauri Kane. Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Dean Kane, board certified plastic surgeon is now introducing the Sculptra Secret for the long-lasting Liquid Facelift in his Maryland Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Center in Pikesville. Dr. Dean Kane is a certified Sculptra® Training facility. The key to anti-aging is to appear naturally young without looking like you’ve had work done by a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kane finds Sculptra is the secret for his patients to look and stay naturally refreshed and rejuvenated with a slower, naturally rejuvenated onset. Dr. Kane uses Sculptra to replace the diminished collagen that occurs in the aging process of the deep and superficial lines, folds, hollows, and sagging of the face. Sculptra is the ultimate collagen builder and plumper that gives Dr. Kane’s patients over 2 years of subtle but natural anti-aging effects. Sculptra is the true non-surgical facelift!
Can Sculptra be used in specific areas of the face?
Yes, Sculptra can be targeted for just around the eyes, the mouth, temples, and even other parts of the body. Click here to learn more about targeted Sculptra for defined problem areas of the face.What is the Difference between Sculptra and Fillers?
How does Sculptra differ from other fillers?
Fillers like Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm Ultra are made up of hyaluronic acid which is bio-identical to what is created in our bodies and what gives us our natural plumpness to the skin. These fillers are also ideal to plump and fill hollows, wrinkles, and folds. While these fillers are excellent for very specific areas of the face like the hollows under the eyes, the marionette lines, nasal folds and the lips, Sculptra is used in larger plumping areas of the face within the entire upper and lower cheeks, temples near the eyes and the entire jawline. Dr. Kane uses both types of fillers in properly selected patients to achieve the complementary nature they perform on the face minimizing side-effects and complications in order to achieve the benefits of their particular properties.
Another big difference between these fillers is that Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm Ultra give Dr. Dean Kane’s patients immediate plumping and volumizing results which will last up to 12 months. Sculptra is designed to stimulate your body’s own collagen which takes about 3 months to see the results but then lasts up to 25 months.
How is Sculptra injected?
Sculptra requires multiple sessions done over a 12-week process. In the first session, Dr. Kane will inject 2 vials of Sculptra, one for each side of the face. Each vial is diluted with water and lidocaine that immediately numbs the face as soon as Dr. Kane injects into the face. Sculptra will be injected into that area of the face from the temples into the cheeks and all the way down into the jawline as required to achieve the desired results.
Following this first session, patients should not expect to see any changes in the face for 3 months. This first session is strictly meant to lay down the first foundation to initiate your face to begin stimulating your own collagen production. You will notice a very positive swelling of the tissues but this will quickly absorb.
In the second session, 6 weeks later, Dr. Kane will administer 1 to 2 more vials in the same temple, cheeks and jawline. It is in this second session that your face will begin to increase its collagen production filling in the deep and superficial levels of the face. As the subtle changes begin, you will start to see the anti-aging effects appear in front of your eyes daily. In another 6 weeks later, you will return to see Dr. Kane for a re-evaluation to determine if another 1 to 2 vials are necessary to fulfill your desired results. Excitedly, you will continue to enjoy the plumping and filling of your wrinkles, folds, and hollows of your face for up to 25 months. To see yourself anti-age vs age is truly the magic of the Sculptra Secret.
*Individual results may vary from patient to patient.
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Who are candidates for Sculptra?
Dr. Kane feels that Sculptra serves many purposes for many patients. Sculptra is ideal for white skin, all skin types and people of color. Dr. Kane finds fillers to be ideal for black skin of African Americans as well as Asians and Middle Eastern individuals. Patients with various complaints such as sagging of the jowls, the hollowness of the cheeks, deep and superficial nasal folds and marionette lines are ideal candidates for Sculptra.
For the aging patient who is not quite ready for a facelift, Dr. Kane feels Sculptra is maybe a perfect solution to lift and tighten the skin using this long-lasting liquid facelift. For patients who have lost a lot of weight and feel hollow and gaunt in the cheek areas, Sculptra may also work well. Dr. Kane uses Sculptra to maintain the longevity of his facelift patients by keeping his patients’ collagen stimulated and plumping of the face. Dr. Dean Kane sees the facelift procedure as a way to reverse the clock, but Dr. Kane also acknowledges that people continue to age after the surgery. The ideal way to anti-age and keep turning back the clock is to keep the face plump and firm. With Sculptra, the face is being continuously stimulated to produce collagen and thus keeping the face full and refreshed. Sculptra is the true secret to accomplish anti-aging of the face along with proper skincare, peels, Botox and Dysport.
Of course, the patients who have already have had Sculptra continue to be the perfect patient to come back to Dr. Kane every year or two for a Sculptra touch up.
What problems can occur with Sculptra?
In the past, patients had occasionally complained of developing lumps or nodules in the face. In the early years, Sculptra had not been diluted to the extent to what is now considered the proper ratios. With the proper dilution of the Sculptra and the massage required, the risk of nodules or lumps have been greatly reduced.
What is the history of Sculptra?
Are There Instructions with Sculptra?
YES, Very Important Ones!! Dr. Kane will require that you meet with our patient coordinator to learn what you will need to do before and after the procedure with Sculptra.
1. Because Sculptra requires multiple sessions, Dr. Kane will require you to set up the 2 sessions in advance 6 weeks apart. This is done with Dr.Kane’s patient coordinator in which she will review all the preparation and after-care of Sculptra.
2. Bruising can occur and patients must stop their aspirin products, ibuprofen, Aleve, fish oils and any other blood thinners that would increase the risk of bruising 1-2 weeks before the procedure.
3. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Kane will want your face washed clean of all makeup. He will want you to stop any skin products like Retin A, strong Retinols, and any fruit acid skin products that can cause any irritation. These products need to be stopped 5 days prior and no face peels or laser procedures or sun exposure for at least 2 weeks before.
4. After the procedure, Dr. Kane will instruct you on how to massage your face 5 times a day for 5 days in a row. This is crucial to the success of Sculptra and to reduce the risk of forming any nodules.
5. Dr. Kane will see you back for a follow-up 1-2 weeks later and again in 6 weeks when the second session takes place.
What does Sculptra Cost?
Dr. Dean Kane has created a package pricing for 1 session that includes 2 vials. This package pricing is $1700. Patients will need 2 or more sessions to achieve ideal results. For any future costs, Dr. Kane will charge by the vial which is $850 per vial as needed. For patients wanting targeted areas of the face rather than full-face treatments Dr. Kane performs Sculptra for just the following areas: Temples, Under Eyes, Nasal Folds, Lip Lines, and marionette lines. Each of these areas would cost $400 an area. Whether it’s a full face or targeted treatments, a minimum of 2 sessions done approximately 6 weeks apart is required to achieve optimal results.
How is Sculptra Injected?
Sculptra is Ideal to Smooth and Firm the Buttocks
Do you have concerns with dimpling and laxity of your buttocks? Trying to enhance your buttocks to create a smoother and firmer buttock? Sculptra is your answer. Sculptra is a non-surgical approach to stimulate your collagen and elastin of the buttocks tissues which will plump up the dimpling and smooth your cellulite. Sculptra is an injection, but it is not a filler.
Sculptra is well known to firm and tighten skin on the face for a non-surgical facelift. However, Sculptra has become very popular for firming the buttocks. While the face usually requires 2 vials of Sculptra for at least 2 sessions, the buttocks require much more to achieve the firming and plumping. Dr. Kane recommends 2 vials per buttocks cheeks with possible 3 different sessions. Sculptra stimulates your collagen and elastin a full year, but you do not begin to see the results until after the second session and possibly the third. The sessions are done 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Sculptra continues to stimulate your buttocks for the entire year and you just keep seeing improvement over the entire year. It is then recommended that each year you have at least 1 session per year to keep the stimulation of your collagen and elastin. You can drive yourself to our office with no downtime from your work and home life. You can expect some bruising and mild soreness, but you can sit on your buttocks without any issues.
How does Sculptra differ from Fat Transfer to the buttocks?
Fat Transfer requires surgical removal of fat from one part of your body and is then transferred to the buttocks. This will require anesthesia and you need a large amount of fat to transfer into the buttocks to make a substantial plumping of the buttocks. Fat Transfer does not guarantee that the entire amount of fat will stay. Most often your fat dissipates over time and you are only left with 30 to 50% of the fat that was transferred. While fat will give you more plumping than Sculptra, Fat Transfer is not as consistent as Sculptra in creating firming and smoothing of the buttocks. Also, a thin person usually does not have enough fat to make a difference in the buttocks. Sculptra is ideal for individuals who do not want to have surgery to enhance their buttocks. Again, you do not need anyone to drive you to the office and you can return to normal activity the same day.
Can Sculptra help cellulite and crepey skin of the arms, legs and other areas of the body?
Dr. Dean Kane is well known as an skilled injector and has been using Sculptra for over 10 years. We have patients coming in every year to maintain their collagen and elastin to stop the loss of collagen and reverse the aging process. Dr. Kane has expanded the use of Sculptra in all body parts. He has been using Sculptra to enhance and firm the face, neck, crepey skin of the decollate, arms, inner thighs, knees, banana rolls under the buttocks, and the buttocks.
If you have any area of the face and body you are trying to firm, tighten, and smooth give Dr. Kane a call 410-602-3322 or email Lauri@DrDeanKane and Lauri will explain the entire process. Lauri has used Sculptra on her face, neck, and decollete on a yearly basis and feels like it is her “Fountain of Youth”.