Did Sculptra and No Regrets! - Singapore
I've been thinking if I should do something about...
- 6 Feb 2013
I've been thinking if I should do something about my eye bags and dark eye circles for a long time. I looked very tired even if I had a good rest the night before. As I'm not into anything that needs surgery, my friend recommended me to this aesthetic doctor (not plastic surgeon) for a consultation.
The doc told me my eyebags and dark eye circles looked worse because of the areas under my eye bags (tear troughs) were sunken in (very common aging problem... damn!). He can try to pump it up with fillers or Sculptra. I opted for Sculptra as it is something that stimulate my own collagen, suppose to be more natural looking and subtle than fillers (coz i don't like the idea of people asking me why I suddenly look so different). Plus, I like the idea that it lasts for 2 years.
After I fixed the appointment, I went back to do some research on sculptra... that's when I read on realself.com that sculptra is not suitable to do under eye areas...and was very worry about it. So I went back to the doctor to enquire. He told me that it is fine if the dosage and areas of injection are done right. He showed me pictures of patients that under went the same treatments and the results were awesome. Seemed like many did this procedure and the doctor is very experience, therefore although I still felt kinda concern, yet decided to go for it anyway.
The whole treatment need 3 sessions with a gap of 6 to 8 weeks intervals for optimum results. I'm now 2 months after my 2nd session and already my eye bags looked 50% less obvious and dark eye circles are much lighter too. Although I have some tiny nodules under the skin (as what the doctor had brief me beforehand)... but it is not noticeable visually, only when I press and feel around for it. That was perfectly alright with me. The trick was to faithfully give the areas good massages (don't be too soft on it!) for 5 mins, 5 times a day, for 5 days, to help the material to disperse more evenly. Very happy with the result indeed and looking forward to my 3rd session!
I may just try Sculptra for other parts of my face as well, especially the temples areas and also my cheeks.