Does Sculptra work and what are the odds it will make your face "grow its own collagen"?
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Will Sculptra make your face grow its own collagen
Sculptra versus Surgery
Without a photo it is very difficult to assess the situation. Sculptra is a fabulous product to build up the collagen in the face. I use a great deal of Sculptra which patients are incredibly happy with and can avoid surgery. The key is to consult an expert with facial injections for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Does Sculptra Work? Sculptra versus Facelift?
Because Sculptra is volumizing by stimulating the body’s own collagen versus volumizing through actual product such as hyaluronic acid, the effects do take time. The look you see in the first few days following treatment will not stay; the product will be absorbed by the surrounding tissue in order to take action. After a series of treatments, the resulting look is subtle and very natural, and may last patients up to two years when treated to full correction.
In terms of surgery, a facelift and injectables will address two different things. While surgery will improve skin laxity and provide a tightening effect, it will not address issues of volume loss. This is where product like Sculptra comes into play. I think you should continue with a few more sessions of Sculptra; you may find yourself satisfied with the amount of rejuvenation it provides, and leave invasive treatment for your neck. Be sure to consult with a board certified Dermatologist to discuss some of your treatment options. Best of luck!
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