Can Sculptra be injected in your temple area only or do you have to inject all over?

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Can Sculptra be injected in your temple area only or do you have to inject all over?

Yes, Sculptra can be injected in the temples only.  However, quicker and more robust results can be achieved with fillers that can last well over 1.5 years.

The attached link provides more information and a video of the procedure.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sculptra is an ideal product for temples.

If your only concern and area of need is the temple area then go for it!

Cynthia Stolovitz, MD
Montreal Physician
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Sculptra locations

Thanks for your question.  The answer really depends on the degree of facial aging and where you are deficient in volume.  If you only require volume in your temples, then it would be appropriate to only inject there.  However, this would be unlikely as most patients with temporal hollowing would benefit from volume in the middle face as well.  Best to check with your surgeon.  Good luck.  

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Sculptra use

Dear Lynnah:

Sculptra is a wonderful "biologic" filler for the temple and many other sites such as the face, neck,

décolleté and hands. It provides stimulation of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other structural proteins which firm and tighten skin or stimulate fat and bone production. These molecules degrade faster than they are replaced while aging. This is different from the "gel" fillers which produce volume by providing a water attracting lattice in the tissues injected.

While Sculptra may be limited to one area of concern, don't lose out on the rejuvenating and repair properties of this very special molecule in the other regions I pointed out above. 

Sculptra requires a well experienced and talented injector. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can properly examine you and offer a variety of options suited for your needs. All the best!

Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Sculptra for sunken temples

Yes you can; however, you would be wasting a lot of Sculptra becuase it would not take an entire vial to treat your temple area typically.

Charles T. Slack, MD
Mckinney Plastic Surgeon
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Sculptra for Sunken Temples

Yes, sculptra can be injected into a specifics site that has volume loss. I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can sculptra be used in the temples?

Yes, Sculptra can be used in the temples (and lots of other interesting places including arms, chest, legs, butt etc). Because of its unique ability to grow collagen and elastic fibers, Sculpta creates volume in many of these areas. The areas where (in my experience) Sculptra should not be used are the lips and around the eyes. In both of these areas, Sculptra can create little nodules.

Kenneth Beer, MD
Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can Sculptra be injected in your temple area only or do you have to inject all over

If your issue is one of volume loss in the temple, then a Sculptra injection to that area and that area only is fine.

Julio Garcia, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Can Sculptra be injected in your temple area only or do you have to inject all over?

yes Sculptra can definitely be injected into the temple region, in fact often is!  Due to the larger volume of this product, we often will use it for total facial rejuvenation (e.g. cheeks, jawline, etc) to improve  volume and lifting.  It's important to understand the difference between Sculptra and the other fillers on the market, as they are quite different. Sculptra is in a special category and because of it's mechanism of action, it takes about 2 months to see the results vs. other fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma) which are immediate. Sculptra comes as a powdered product which is mixed in sterile water for injection and has to be made fairly dilute to avoid clumping and nodule formation when injected. That water will give you a temporary immediate result but the water is absorbed, leaving the active product to do it's beautiful work!  That work does take some time as it causes a response in your own tissue.  Sculptra will last about 2 years vs. 6-12 months with the other fillers (depending on the filler) and is not dissolvable like the hyaluronic acid fillers (such as Juvederm). Make sure to consult with board-certified plastic surgeons or dermatologists with experience using Sculptra for best results. good luck!

Megan Jack, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Sculptra in temples

I often inject Sculptra into the temples.  It is the single best and safest product to inject into that area in my opinion.  You do not need to inject the product elsewhere if you don't need it. Best, Dr. Michele Green

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