I Have a Very Narrow Face. Would Sculptra Make It Rounder Than when I Was Young? I Would Rather Not Change the Shape of my Face

I Have a Very Narrow Face.  Would Sculptra Make It Rounder Than when I Was Young? I Would Rather Not Change the Shape of my Face

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Sculptra can be used conservatibvely to give you the roundness you want

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Sculptra can be given a little at a time (one or two vials at a time) and you can see how much filling you get, and you can stop when it is appropriate.

Edison Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews


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I would encourage you to see a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation to see how much Sculptra should be used.  

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Sculptra Effects

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Sculptra injections are very technique dependent, and require experience and artistic three-dimensional analysis of the desired volume changes of the face. As long as you are clear with your doctor about the results you want to achieve, the shape of your face should not change.

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Sculptra - The Sculpting Effects Can Be Very Controlled

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The goal for most people is not to change their anatomical shape, but to restore volume that has been lost to regain a more 3-D effect associated with youth and energy - or to balance the proportions of one side of the face with the other when there is obvious asymmetry.

Sculptra works differently on different people.

Sculptra generates collagen more quickly and more profoundly with younger patients, so less is used. More mature patients with pronounced volume loss and less efficient collagen-building response take more product and more sessions. As the procedures are undergone over several sessions, there is considerable control as to how much volume replenishment actually occurs.

Sculptra treatment is generally multi-area focused

A great deal of the result is technique driven and seldom is a single-area approach applicable to mature patients. Generally if you've lost volume in the face, then you've also lost volume in the temple area, in the lips,  the chin or jaw area and in the brow area. Best results are achieved with a whole face plan so all the areas synch up and belong with one another.

Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

You can maintain the shape of your face with Sculptra

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Sculptra, like other fillers and volumizers for the face, can be used in a manner to maintain the overall shape of the face but increase the volume in areas that you and your injecting physician decide the product is needed.  It is important that your treating physician understand your goals before you commence treatment.  The results after Sculptra injections may take up to three months before they are fully apparent and more injections may be needed to achieve your goals.  Good luck!

Joseph N. Togba, MD
Oakland Plastic Surgeon

Fillers for face

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Sculptra is a great filler for people who do not desire a WOW factor result immediately after. it is given in 3 or more sessions, in divided amounts and the results are subtle and happen over time. I would advise you have a detailed consultation with your doctor and highlight the areas on your cheeks or sides etc that concern you. the amount of sculptra administered will depend upon what u want to have improved and how much. thats the nice thing about the fillers that patients have full control over the amount used

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.