I had Sculptra injections about 8 months ago and I think it's an amazing product. I have great genes and I look young to begin with but my cheeks were beginning to hollow and I wanted to do something that would last and be able to fill a larger area. I read through all of the brochures for products in my plastic surgeons office and found one for Sculptra and asked questions.
A nurse in the plastic surgeons office had Sculptra injections and I was impressed so I went for it. I did research online so I was informed. I cannot be happier with the results. I had 2 treatments to fill the hollows. They said that after the first one I would see immediate results then it would absorb a bit and I would have to come back for a second or third. I didn't see much absorbtion but I still needed the second treatment. It's made a huge difference in my face. I would highly recommend it.
As with everything else that is permanent or semi-permanent, really really research the doctor doing the injecting. If you do not, you will risk having lumps in your face that may have to be surgically removed. The product must be mixed in advance in order for it to be injected properly so make sure the doctor follows the directions. Make sure they follow the instructions to the letter and you will get amazing results. The cons.. you must have a skilled person injecting it or else you will have problems. I also think that if you are prone to problems with medical procedures or injectables, you may have a problem with Sculptra because it does last for an extremely long time.
How has it changed my life? It's changed it in a huge way! I know age is inevitable but to be able to look your best without looking like a plastic surgery freak show is important to me. I am able to look natural and youthful. No one believes I'm 51 years old. Genetically, I am blessed with long lasting youthfulness but injectables really make a difference. I also use some at home products to supplement the work by the doctor especially since I have a tight budget. The thing is.. in this economy we all need to look our best in a very natural way. Sculptra has been a very good investment for my hard earned dollars. The cost is based on how many times you need injections in one area. Larger areas need more so it's more expensive....