When is It Appropriate to Use Scupltra Vs. Other Fillers?

Would be very useful to get some direction as to when its appropriate to use Sculptra versus other "fillers", and in which areas of the face. Thank you!

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Sculptra is a long lasting volumizer.  Results are not expected until a few months and then they can last a few years.  Sculptra is great for cheeks and temples, whereas Juvederm, Restylane are great for under eye area and lips, fine lines.  Radiesse gives immediately results.  It really depends on what your concerns are.  I recommend that you see a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation. 

All depends on your needs

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We use virtually all the fillers as well as Botox (and fat) and Permalip to get the best and most durable results.

Sculptra should not be used in the lower lids (tear troughs) or lips in any circumstance by our experience. There are better products for these areas.

It is best as a volumizer for cheeks, chins, temporal areas, and to enhance the jawline.

However, it does take three months to show its results and if your needs are major, it may take multiple session. Patients with facial atrophy due to HIV or gaunt faces need more sessions because they react more slowly and need more product..

We teach techniques for Sculptra and it is the most difficult product to properly inject of all the fillers we use, but the results are worth it.

Dr. Mayl

Nathan Mayl, MD (retired)
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon

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