I had sculptra placed in my "smile" lines earlier in the year (10 Mo. ago). The fix is subtle, and I did not like waiting so long just to see little result. Plus, it was quite pricey. The lines are not corrected, and I would like a more quick and complete result. I am considering juvederm. Are these two compatible? Thank you for your response.
Can Juvederm Be Placed in an Area That Has Had Sculptra in It?
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Juvederm Ultra injected in a area previously injected with Sculptra
Hello and thank you for the question.
It is reasonable to have Juvederm Ultra injected in an area previously injected with Sculptra. These two products are generally injected into different tissue planes. In general, Juvederm Ultra is a better choice for management of smile lines than is Sculptra, which is more commonly reserved for volumization procedures, such as the temporal region and hand volume restoration.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Juvederm Can Be Placed In An Area That Has Sculptra In It
There is no problem with placing Juvederm in an area that has Sculptra in it. I would wait at least six weeks so that the full benefit of the Sculptra injection is achieved prior to placing the Juvederm. I believe you will be very happy with Juvederm that is properly injected because the results from Juvederm treatment are apparent immediately, whereas the results from Sculptra take a prolonged period of time to become visible.
George Anterasian, MD
Sculptra and Juvederm
Yes, you can have Juvederm after Sculptra. You should wait at least 6 to 8 weeks after Sculptra to see its effect before having Juvederm.
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Getting Juvederm after Sculptra
It is fine to have Juvederm after you have had Sculptra. It has been a long time since you had Sculptra, and at this point you see the effects that the Sculptra has had. If you want another filler treatment, you may have one. It is always a good idea after you have any filler treatment to wait until you see the effects before you have any more treatments in the same location. Otherwise you may end up overfilled and unhappy. As for whether Sculptra and Juvederm are OK to have together, yes they are, whether you have them on the same day or months or years apart.
Juvederm can be placed in an area that has Sculptra
Juvederm can be placed in an area that has Sculptra in it. Sculptra is simply a collagen stimulator so all you’re really doing is putting filler in an area that’s having your collagen stimulated. Sculptra itself is not creating the volume. But, Sculptra takes time to show results. You want to wait until the swelling and so forth has gone away before choosing another treatment. If you’re doing it as a refinement to the Sculptra as just a tiny touch up, you may want to wait a few months until the Scuptra has really worked.
Overlaying one filler with another is usually fine.
Overlaying one filler with another is usually fine. They can even be used this by during the same visit. Sculptra is injected deeper than Juvederm and if completely compatiible with it.
Juvederm may be used in area that has Sculptra
Juvederm, unlike Sculptra, is a volume filler, and will give you more of the volume support you are seeking. Sculptra is a "biostimulant" that helps thicken the tissues over time. Juvederm may be "added" to an area that has had Sculptra without adverse effect.
Juvederm and Sculptra can be used in the same site
Sculptra is typically injected in a deeper plane than Juvederm, so they can complement one another quite nicely. I have done this frequently, with fantastic results. There is no problem with mixing these fillers.
Juvederm used in an area previously treated with Sculptra
It is safe to use Juvederm more superficial to the plane that Sculptra was inserted, but if a nodule or lump forms in the future, there might be disagreement on which agent caused the lump. The layered technique or a followup session in which a different filler is used in the same area is not uncommonly done.
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