Juvederm Voluma vs Sculptra
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Filler of choice
Other studies have shown that it's safe to mix products like HA's, sculptra, or calcium products (Radiesse) in the same area of augmentation.
We are truthfully using a fraction of the sculptra and radiesse that we enjoyed for years, now that voluma has come along. As another HA, it fills softly and subtly, is reversible, and unlike sculptra gives immediate volume. And it lasts for at least a year, possibly two. And while there are still patients and sites that still might direct to a specific filler, we are using less sculptra now.
Continue to consult with physicians until you feel comfortable with the approach suggested.
Repeated filler treatments not damaging in long run
You should be able to continue your hyaluronic filler treatments without any concerns more than you would have for the first treatment. Your dermatologist may have been trying to explain the truth that Sculptra can be better in the long run in that it stimulates your fibroblasts to make lots and lots of the structural proteins of the skin: much, much more than you can achieve simply by stretching out the fibroblasts. It does not give you immediate correction in the way that other fillers do, but with repeated treatments you can see more correction and in a very natural-looking distribution. This corrections lasts much, much longer than any other filler can provide. And a nice thing about it is that the proteins that result are only those that your own body produces on its own.
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Long term benefit of hyaluronic acid fillers
Perhaps there was a miscommunication, Juvederm products are all made from hyaluronic acids.
Juvederm versus Sculptra
Fillers for upper face
Juvederm Ultra Plus is used to temporarily add volume and improve deep facial wrinkles and folds, lasting 9 months to a year.
Juvederm Voluma is specifically formulated to correct volume loss and enhance contour to the mid cheek area creating a more youthful appearance. Voluma instantly provides a smooth, natural-looking appearance to the cheek area that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, it is specifically designed to stimulate natural collagen growth over an extended period of time with multiple sessions. Once you are done with your Sculptra treatment sessions the results can last up to 2 years.
Physicians have different preferences when it comes to what they like to inject, however I don’t see how Juvederm Ultra Plus can cause harm. It’s difficult to comment on that statement without knowing your medical history. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for you and how many sessions/syringes you would need.
Fillers And Volumizing Fillers Are Safe & Natural & May Be Injected For Aesthetic Reasons As Often As Needed
While I am not a fan of Sculptra for a variety of reasons, despite not being a normal component of the body, it, too, is subject to our body's own metabolic breakdown products and will disappear with time. However, there is no known enzyme to hasten its dissolution if this were needed. Moreover, unlike its hyaluronic acid counterparts, Sculptra's results are not immediate. In fact, it usually takes several sessions to achieve optimal correction.
Given the above, I would have more hesitation with Sculptra use than with the Juvederm Ultra Plus. My suggestion is a second opinion with a board certified aesthetic core physician with extensive experience in injecting all of the available agents.
Cheek volume fillers
The fillers used for volumizing have included all of them but primarily Radiesse, Sculptra, and now Voluma.
Voluma is the only one that has approval for that indication. The others are used off label.
Voluma has the advantage of lasting up to 2 years. It is reversable since it is hyaluronic acid based.
Radiesse is a good choice and can be more cost effective, it lasts longer than 1 year, but is not reversable.
Sculptra has not been consistent for me, and is not as reliable in the upper cheek.
Be aware it can take multiple syringes.
Juvederm Voluma vs Sculptra
I would not be concerned about the safety of HA products injected by a competent physician.
After injecting over 50,000 people, I have seen nothing but safe and wonderfully natural results.
I believe you will find that in the right hands, you will get more immediate results with HA than sculptra.
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