I just turned 64 - I do not want to a facelift - my dermatologist recommended Sculptra as the best treatment for me (Photo)
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I just turned 64 - I do not want to a facelift - my dermatologist recommended Sculptra as the best treatment for me
Fillers such as Voluma, Sculptra and others can increase fullness in the cheek area.
However if the jowl area and neck area bother you, only a surgical lift adequately lifts jowls and sagging neck.
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For more than a decade such problems have become routinely addressed, nonsurgically, via the use of injectable volumizing fillers, the results of which are typically immediate and exremely gratifying, often giving rise to an immediate "Wow!" response.
In my Upper East Side Manhattan office, I would typically opt for the combination use of Radiesse Plus and Voluma XC for facial volume problems and Belotero Balance for tear troughs and hollows under the eyes. (In my Israel satellite facility, where a far greater number of regulatory agency approved injectableI volumizers and fillers are available, I would choose Stylage XXL, Emervel Volume, Teosyal Ultra Deep, and Teosyal Redensity II, respectively, for these issues).
I am loger much of a fan of Sculptra and stopped using it a few years back for several reasons. The results are not immediate, and typically a series of two to three, relatively expensive treatments are needed to ultimately realize benefits. And while, Sculptra's benefits are attributed to its biostimulatory ability promote the production of new, native collagen synthesis and the fact that the benefits may last about two years, we have learned that the other agents mentioned above likewise possess biostimulatory properties and may also last up to two years in certain instances.
As to nonsurgically treating the neck in an analogous fashion, I would also suggest checking out The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Necklift in the archives of RealSelf.com.
There is no substitute for a consultation with board certified aesthetic physican with expertise and experience with all the currently available injectable materials for nonsurgical facial and neck rejuvenation. Be sure to ask to see his/her before and after photos.
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Sculptra is a fabulous approach for getting the wrinkles to disappear through the injections. I totally agree with the dermatologist that you saw. Keep us posted on your progress. Best, Dr. Green
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The best results with Sculptra use a diffuse volumizing technique. That gives a much more natural result than would focal cheek augmentation. My warning is that you have to have patience and persistence with this process and it's very important that you trust your provider as things are happening slowly.
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