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Dr. Odaniel is one of the top Sculptra injectors in the country. When choosing a doctor to perform your plastic surgery or any cosmetic treatment, it is important to select a doctor that has years of experience, extensive skills, and has kindness for their patients. Dr. T. Gerald O’Daniel, one of the top plastic surgeons in Louisville, offers all of these qualities at his plastic surgery practice. He combines his many years of training and experience of being dual board certified in facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery with fellowship training in craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, and facial nerve surgery to provide the best services to his patients. He has a total of nine years of training with seven of those years dedicated to nothing but facial work. He has also received countless awards throughout his over 30 year career.

Dr. O’Daniel really stands out among the list of other plastic surgeons, not just because of his extensive medical training, experience, and awards, but his life-long love of the arts and his outstanding artistic abilities. He is not only a highly respected surgeon, but he is also a painter, drawer, and sculptor. Using his artistic talents with his medical skills, Dr. O’Daniel is able to bring his creative eye to the plastic surgery process. This is often why his results are so flawless and natural. He also realizes most of his patients do not wish to look like a different person, rather they wish to look like they did when they were younger. This also attributes to his perfectly natural results.

With Dr. O’Daniel, the patient’s comfort, safety, and satisfaction comes first. When looking at the reviews from patients of Dr. O’Daniel it is easy to see his attention to detail and compassion for his patients. Most patients highlight his artistic abilities, meticulousness, and making the individual feel comfortable. He has changed many lives for the better with the procedures he has performed. It is no surprise he comes so highly recommended by his patients. Dr. O’Daniel was voted top Plastic Surgeon in Louisville, KY by Louisville Physicians in 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Dr. O’Daniel utilizes the most recent imaging technology to consult and educate his patients. He ensures that before any procedure, every patient understands what they are about to experience and what their expectations should be after treatment. To guarantee the best results for his patients, Dr. O’Daniel’s office uses innovative technologies and procedures. He uses advanced methods, such as lasers and endoscopies to limit incisions, to optimize results. His office specializes in dermal fillers, breast augmentations, liposuctions, tummy tucks, chemical peels, and much more. He is always looking for new products and techniques, but will only bring the highest quality products that he has personally tested to his office and his patients.

One of the products that has received the approval of Dr. O’Daniel is Sculptra. He is one of the top Sculptra injectors in the United States. Sculptra is a dermal injection that is meant to stimulate your body to create more collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is an important part of the skin’s structure. Collagen is usually lost during the aging process. In fact, by the age of forty many people have already lost twenty percent of the collagen in their skin. Sculptra can also be used to help add volume to hollow areas of the face caused by fat loss. The material that is injected into the skin is poly-L-lactic acid. This material helps to stimulate the regrowth of collagen over the course of a few weeks. The regrowth of collagen diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and any hollowed areas of the face. This results in a more youthful, voluminous look.

A Sculptra treatment would begin with a consultation with Dr. O’Daniel. This is the time he would go over the areas you would like to treat. Sculptra is often injected in smile lines, marionette lines, wrinkles in the chin, pre-jowl depressions, and hollowing temples. During this time you would also discuss the results you would like to achieve, results you should expect, potential side effects, and any concerns that you may have.

The procedure can take anywhere from fifteen to sixty minutes depending on how many and which areas are being treated. A topical anesthetic may be applied to eliminate any discomfort before the doctor begins the injections, but it is not necessary. The poly-L-lactic acid is then injected using a very thin needle into the areas discussed with the doctor. The needle is injected into the deepest layer of the dermis. This is where the collagen production will be stimulated. The injections often need to be repeated three times over the course of three to four months.

After receiving the injections, ice and massage the treated areas following doctor’s instructions. You are able to apply makeup a few hours after treatment. Swelling, bruising, and redness are all normal for the first two to seven days. Immediately after treatment, the area may look more voluminous but that is just the water mixed with the materiel, poly-L-lactic acid, and slight swelling. After a few days, you will look as you did before treatment. This is because it takes a few weeks for your body to begin to produce collagen. You will gradually see volume added to the treatment areas over the course of the following few weeks.
Sculptra is different from other dermal injections because the plumping is a slower process and the results can last much longer than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers. Sculptra can last up to two years since your body is naturally producing more collagen, whereas most dermal fillers only lasts a few months. Results of Sculptra not only last longer but they often look more natural than dermal fillers. The gradual building of collagen gives you control of how much volume you wish to add to each area.

If you are interested in this treatment, give Dr. O’Daniel’s Louisville office a call. His dedicated employees provide quality and comfortable care to all of their patients. They are another part of what makes Dr. O’Daniel’s office one of the top practices in Louisville. Just like Dr. O’Daniel, they put the customer’s comfort, satisfaction, and safety first. They would be happy to schedule an appointment for you today!

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