How long will it take to see results from sculptra?
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Time period to see results from Sculptra
Sculptra can take a while to see results but it is by far one of the best volumizers on the market if used properly. In general, you need one vial per decade of life. So, if you're 45-55, then 5 vials are just right. Again, this is in general, and may vary. For 5 vials, you have 2 done the first session, then 2 vials during the second session, usually 4-6 weeks later, then the last vial during the third session.
It's extremely common not to see any results after the first session and I tell my patients not to expect any change until after the second session. It takes your body usually 8-12 weeks to make collagen to a point that is visible in your face. So, be patient and wait until the 8-12 week mark to start seeing results. I have seen some patients take 4-6 months before the results start to show themselves.
It's a frustration experience because you're paying for something you won't see for 3 months but stick with it and once it kicks in, you should get 2-3 years out of it.
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Volumizing Fillers, Unlike Sculptra Yield Immediate Results.
For this reason, I personally gave up using Sculptra several years ago in favor of the use of semipermanent volumizing fillers, such as Radiesse and Voluma XC (in my Upper East Side Manhattan practice), both of which, either injected alone or combination, yield IMMEDIATE gratifying results, while ALSO stimulating neocollagenesis to further improve the results with time and prolong their effects--which may last up to two years. (In my Israel satellite facility, where a greater number of regulatory agency approved fillers and volumizers are available, I would opt for such robust natural injectables as Stylage XXL, Emervel Volume, Teosyal Deep, and Restylane SQ). In most cases, one treatment session is sufficient to achieve the desired results.
Basically, experience has led me to forget the Sculptra (so that my patients don't have to end up asking experts on Realself when they're going to realize some ROI from their relatively expensive Sculptra treatments).
Sculptra and Results
Sculptra is an amazing procedure that gives long lasting and natural results. I personally inject only one vial of Sculptra at a time. The results for each treatment take 4 to 6 weeks to see the effect. I bring each patient back after 4 weeks for the next treatment. There are times when full correction and results are achieved after only two treatments. The results last two years. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Sculptra and other facial cosmetic injections.
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