I had Sculptra done yesterday to fill out my cheeks and my long, narrow face. I've had other fillers in the past, with variable results (sometimes good, sometimes minimal). This time I went to a new doctor who recommended Sculptra.
Immediately after the first treatment he commented that I looked 15 years younger, and I totally agreed! Unfortunately, I know that the swelling will be gone in about a week or so, and I'll be back to my pre-treatment look. However, if I can get results like this with time and multiple treatments, Sculptra will be well worth the money.
My doctor warned me before treatment that about 5 percent of his patients did not respond to Sculptra, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The treatment itself is about as painful as getting other fillers. I didn't need an OTC pain killer afterward.