Sculptra results uneven. Is it possible each side of my face will show results at different times?
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Asymmetry after Sculptra
Thank you for your question nssvintage. Sculptra (poly-L lactic acid) is a biostimulator which signals your skin to form new collagen when injected. Multiple treatments are required and results are seen slowly over time.
Asymmetry in the face is common and actually normal. So a slight amount of asymmetry often times is not noticeable, but significant asymmetry can create distress. I personally prefer the hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Voluma over Radiesse, Sculptra, and Artefil (Belafil). This is because the improvement is seen right away, multiple treatments are not required, and they can be reversed if the results are not desirable. These fillers can be used in combination with Sculptra for correction of asymmetry. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Uneven Sculptra Results
If you want immediate results, you can also consider having a dermal filler injected to quickly even out the area. Whichever injection you decide, please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience using facial cosmetic injections.
Sculptra and Results
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If the cheeks are not too full, you may consider using a traditional filler to even things out.
To see an example of an asymmetrical facial structure that we fixed with Restylane Lyft and Sculptra, click on the link below.
Uneven Sculptra results
Asymmetry After Sculptra
The most likely scenario is your facial structure was uneven before injection and that the enhancement has enabled you to visualize it. Hopefully, pre injection photos were taken. If so, post injection photos should be taken for comparison.
A less likely scenario is uneven distribution of product. There will likely not be any 'catch up', however.
Best of luck!
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