After having a nurse injector try some juvederm in...
After having a nurse injector try some juvederm in nasal folds and seeing the results disappear before long another plastic surgeon told me about Sculptra. He recommended it to fill out loss of tissue on one side of the face and sent me home with a DVD demonstration that was very factual and realistic. The first series of injections cost $800 (vs. $600 spent on a juvederm treatment) and involved several syringes of the product. I didn't count but it looked like at least ten, so one vial of Sculptra is significantly more than a syringe of Juvederm. They applied face numbing cream and let it work for an hour before starting, then the doctor marked my face where he planned to inject and gave me a mirror to check. This is a very important step so don't let someone skip it! Before they started I warned I was apprehensive about pain so they gave me a stress ball, and it really helped! I have to admit the treatment was not completely painless but I could tell the doctor was being very thorough and that it would be worth it. I asked about bruising and pain later and they said I won't have much. I had a hard time believing it since juvederm injections had left me terribly bruised, when I had a different part of my face treated for another problem. That evening my face looked great from the liquid, nothing distorted or overdone and thought if that is my final result after two more treatments and the full effect of collagen building I'll be a very happy customer. After the first day, I couldn't believe I didn't have one red mark or bruising. Maybe it was the injector, but I had a great experience first time around and despite the moderate discomfort during the injection I'm looking forward to treatment #2.
New and Improved Sculptra Inector
27 Nov 2013
3 months post
Thanks to Real Self, I found a new aesthetic surgeon to take care of unfinished business from my scar revision under the chin and give me the best advice yet for correcting facial asymmetry with fillers. Dr. Young Cho in Spring, Texas is now the only aesthetic surgeon I will ever let touch my face again. Dr. Fortes did help me but only half-way, he just didn't have the desire to help me become my best. He has a really lovely staff but he started getting snippity and refusing to help me. I guess I can thank him for pushing me out the door so I could find Integrated Plastic Surgery in Spring, Texas, a reasonable drive from Houston. Now, read my review of Dr. Cho and eventually I will post pictures of my new and improved chin scar repair.