I would say the quality that most often defines success with Sculptra or any other filler would be the surgeon.
I suggest you consult a board certified facial plastic surgeon
to receive the highest quality knowledge, treatment, care and skill available.
A consultation provides you the opportunity to relay your
concerns and desired outcome to the surgeon while the surgeon can assess your
health profile and discuss his/her pertinent advice. I am also including a video that demonstrates the steps you can take to assist you in avoiding skin problems down the road.
Volume loss is one of the early signs of aging. There are multiple techniques to restore the facial volume. There is no best option since the definition of "best" depends on the patient's physical findings, desire of downtime, properties of the product (if used) and skills of the surgeon. . For example: facial implants could be the "best" option for a house wive while it could be the worst option for a TV reporter ( that can't afford time off from the camera) and Viscecersa: Fillers could be too costly for a house wife while could be the best solution for the TV reporter.
Patients interested in determining the "best" facia volume restoration technique that fits her his needs should discuss their options with a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of the face
Thank you for your question. I definitely understand your concern about experience with Sculptra. It is a very nuanced injectable filler and experience definitely makes a big difference as to the final outcome and results. I am a trainer for Sculptra, as well as the other injectable agents, and know firsthand that there is a wide variety of experience out there even among plastic surgeons and dermatologists. I suggest you go to a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has a high volume of injectable fillers, and who does a high volume of sculptra in their practice.
I would recommend that you opt for a conservative dose of Sculptra Aesthetic which has less propensity to cause lumps compared to more concentrated doses. Our office continues to see very positive results with this approach.
Volume loss can be replaced with Sculptra. Sculptra has fabulous results and I would not be scared of lumps. It is a great product and used by all of the celebrities. If you want something less permanent, you can have Voluma injected. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with expertise in facial cosmetic injections. Best, Dr. Green