i want perma improvment in my lips. can i do lip enhancement with sculpta?
Sculptra for Lips
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Do not use Sculptra in lips
Sculptra Aesthetic should never be used in the lips. As a very experienced physician injector and trainer, I instruct other physicians to avoid using Sculptra in areas of the face where the skin is thin or where facial muscles are very active. The lips are very dynamic, moving frequently with our day to day activities. Sculptra is thus not appropriate for this area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a much better and safer choice.
Sculptra is not appropriate for lips, eyelids and hypermobile areas with thin skin
Think about how the lips move and eyelids blink incessantly, during the day. The sphincter or puckering action is postulated to cause nodules or lumps, which are either visible and/or palpable. The manufacturer also discourages its use in the neck, where the skin is thin.
Better options in these areas are the hyaluronic acids, Restylane, Juvederm, which will build volume without as high a risk of lumpiness. LKC
Sculptra is best for cheeks
Sculptra is FDA approved for treatment of lipo-dystrophy of the face (facial fat wasting) due to HIV disease. It can be used off-label for those wanting to add fullness to their face, even if they don't have HIV, but is better suited for deeper areas such as the cheeks.
It is not suggested for the lips. Better options for injectable filler for the lips (lip augmentation) would be Perlane or Juvederm Ultra Plus. If you just want the border of the lips (lip line) more defined, then Restylane or Juvederm are good options.
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Sculptra should not be used in the lips
You should absolutely NOT use Sculptra in the lips. Sculptra in the lips can cause significant problems, including nodules and granulomas. Hyaluronic acid products such as Restylane and Juvederm perform very well in the lips, although they are not permanent fillers. Hope this helps.
Sculptra and Lips
Hyaluronic acid fillers the best option for lip augmentation
You will run into problems if you have Sculptra injected into your lips. The best option for lip augmentation is with a hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero. They can give you a very natural look, though they are temporary.
Consider Hyaluronic Acid Fillers or Lip Implants
Sculptra is not approved for the lips, nor would I recommend it to my patients. Hyaluronic Acid fillers would be a much better alternative for you, or you might consider lip implants for a permanent solution.
Sculptra is not appropriate for the lips
Sculptra is not appropriate for the lips. The best places to use Sculptra is in the cheeks and the temples. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can give a nice, natural enhancement to the lips when injected skillfully. Also, if the hyaluronic acid filler is no longer wanted in the area, hyaluronidase can be used to remove the product.
Sculptra not for lips
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as restylane and juvederm work best in the lips. Treatments touted as permanent often do not look good five years later. Hyaluronic fillers can last a long time and look natural.
Sculptra works beautifully, but not in the lips
Sculptra was originally designed to regain volume in the cheek, and temples in people losing a lot of facial volume, such as those with HIV. It has since become approved as a cosmetic enhancer for the general population.
Still the best areas of use are in the cheeks and temples. Areas with very thin skin, such as under the eyes, and areas with a lot of movement, such as the lips, are not good candidates. Other products such as restylane, or juvederm can possibly be considered.
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