Sculptra and long term results.

I had the sculptra filler 3 years ago in one side of my face, it worked great but now the portion where it was injected looks really sunken in. Is this a normal reaction? Thank You!

Okay –  I’m glad you asked this because it’s important.    Your face WAS fuller with the Sculptra there.   Now that the Sculptra is gone, you perceive accurately that it’s less full –  so it looks sunken to you.    When your eye has adjusted to one volume in your face, changes seem more distressing for sure!    But………….Sculptra didn’t cause that –  it’s just a recurrence of your normal aging process.

This brings me to the second point  –  MAINTENANCE!    Sculptra technically lasts two years but you need a maintenance treatment about once a year.   Why?    It’s because you want stability in your facial volume as you age.   You DON’T want your face going from full to empty and then back again.    Thus an approximately yearly maintenance treatment with usually 2-3 vials is needed.    

More on Sculptra here. 

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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