BACKGROUND Many years ago I lost a lot of...
Many years ago I lost a lot of cheekbone form the left side of my face due to a really nasty abscess. About 18 months ago, as I'd been warned, I noticed that side of my face was looking sunken & I had some "ripples" appearing on that cheek. The other side of my face is fine so I was starting to look asymmetrical & very conscious of this. After much investigation I decided that Sculptra was the way forward. I carefully evaluated practitioners & have used a very reputable one in the UK
TREATMENTS to DATE
Beginning of March 2013 = 2 vials @ a cost of £600
Beg April = 2 vials @ a cost of £600
End of April = 2 vials @ a cost of £600
May = 1 vial @ a cost of £400
June = no treatment awaiting to see "what happens"
July = 1 vial @ a cost of £400
TOTAL of £2,600 for 8 vials
RESULTS AS OF NOW - September 10th 2013
Well, it's very slow working on me & on my visit to the Dr in July she agreed that it certainly wasn't filling out as she had expected/hoped. So in July she injected in a different way & I believe maybe used a thicker solution & positioned the injections differently. By mid August it had produced a much better result allowing for the initial swelling to subside which on me takes a while longer than on younger patients. The face had filled out quite well but the ripples were still quite visible. I was hoping that these would disappear as the Sculptra continues to "build". Unfortunately the fullness in my face seems to be slowly disappearing, not building, which is so very disappointing after all the money I've spent. I'll give it another couple of months as I know that Sculptra can take up to 9 months to really "do it's stuff" on older women. If after that time I'm still not getting a good result then I guess I'm going to have to cough up another pile of money for face fillers
13th Sept 2013 - Sculptra Photos - 6 months & 8 vials into treatment
5 weeks on &....................
Since then I've had 2 more "mini" treatments of Sculptra which I have to tell you, my lovely Dr didn't charge me a penny for!! I always knew I'd be a somewhat difficult case as I'd lost quite a lot of cheekbone & muscle on the side of my face that she's treating so I didn't expect miracles plus my age doesn't help. REALLY glad to report that since the last 2 treatments my face has improved noticeably. The fullness is really good & the "ripples" are definitely less. Whether they will go entirely I don't know but I'm not having more injections at the moment as the Sculptra is still "building" & I don't want to land up with a face that look like an inflated pillow...NOT a good look on anybody!!! So for anybody in the "older" age group reading this please do take on board that the young girls react quickly & only need a few vials of Sculptra to get a good result but I'd say that anybody over 50 will be lucky to see a significant improvement sooner than about 6 months into the treatment & a LOT more vials of Sculptra. If your Dr tells you differently then he/she is probably not being honest & truthful
I consider my Dr to be excellent & she is well respected throughout UK & Europe. I know that she is probably as disappointed as I am with the continuing battle to "fill my cheek" & erase the "ripples".