My results are not in but I am so confident in my doctor that I am sure I will be loving it in about 4 to 6 more weeks.
I am an Esthetician and am 47 years old. I have had some Juvederm injections to my naso folds and temples but from research I felt that Sculptra would be a more natural, lasting result. I have been watching women just fill in the lines for years and there gets to be a point where it just doesnt look natural. You can only puff out an area so much and you start getting the "bulldog" effect.
I chose Shino Bay because Dr. Aguilera injects a LOT of Sculptra. His explanation of the aging face was exactly what I was seeing and his way of "fixing" it made the most sense to me. I have been treating faces for 20 years and that is looking at a ton of aging faces!!
I am posting prematurely and only on the pain aspect of Sculptra. I have had other filler in the past and it was very tolerable. When I went on line I read all these reviews on the pain and swelling etc. It really scared me and I was sitting in the chair with my palms sweating.
It was a piece of cake! Dr. Aguilera does use a special compounded numbing cream so I am sure that helped. It was left on for at least a half an hour. I did feel some areas more than others but it really was so tolerable. Ive gone in twice and that is all I should need. The first time was so easy that I had no apprehension what so ever the second time.
I am sure that this procedure, like any, depends on the doctor you are seeing. If you have done your homework and your doctor is at least a gold (preferably Platinum) level injector of Sculptra, I dont think pain, and swelling will be an issue AT ALL.
I mainly mentioned pain so others would not be frightened. I had NO swelling and only a few injection site bruises. I was able to continue on with life like normal. No down time what so ever.
I will check back in a few weeks about results....