The aged face often has significant volume reduction and Sculptra is a 'seed" not an immediate filler. Once the Sculptra is planted (using a dilute water and local anesthetic mixture) the body produces a response by making collagen. The Sculptra is often redone every six weeks for three sessions. The results continue for up to 1.5 to 2 years. There may be lumps that are felt, but often not seen. These eventually go away, but the lumps tend to occur more on the tops of the...
Besides refining your look by correcting deeper facial wrinkles and folds, you can improve the décolleté, neck and hands with Sculptra injections. It is a collagen stimulator that replaces lost collagen within and below the deep dermis, restores your skin's foundation to provide the look of fullness.
Sculptra's primary use is for longer-term replacement of lost volume in the face. I have many patients who do not mind, and even prefer, the slow improvement they see with Sculptra. They are then really happy with the final, very natural looking result that lasts for years - much longer than that seen with the other fillers. Because it is a water-based suspension, I find it is much easier to distribute more evenly throughout the face. Patients having one to two Sculptra treatment...
I have never found that Sculptra was a very good product. It relies on a tissue response from the patient that I think rarely happens to any extent. I have had some limited success with Sculptra in HIV patients who didn't need to personally pay for the product. I was able to use 10's of thousands of dollars worth of product on these patients and did get results. I don't see Sculptra as a viable option for the vast majority of people who can't spend...
I, too, am not a fan and prefer to use Radiesse or Restylane which produce results must faster and more consistently. All the facial fillers act by replacing lost volume in the face. Some are virtually identical and are marketed by different manufacturers while others vary in the density of the filler material.
No, I am afraid that Sculptra is not approved for Migraines.
I am not a huge Sculptra fan, I must admit. The reason for this, is that so many of my patients are looking for immediate help. Sculptra relies on a tissue reaction to the material for the volume effect. There are many injectors who very much like sculptra. I personally like the immediate results we get from Restylane and Perlane and the fact that these two fillers can be adjusted after treatment if necessary.
Sculptra helps restore your body's own natural collagen
Sculptra is an excellent option for facial rejuevenation. It helps your skin restore it's own natural collagen and I've seen the results last 2-4 years. Several treatments are necessary, usually done at about 6 week intervals.