After having written on the key differences between Botox and facial fillers, we figured it was time to hone in on one of the products that Dr. Blanchar finds extremely beneficial with achieving one’s desired facial features. Although Botox is great for achieving short term results, facial fillers have been growing in popularity due to the fact that they last longer.
One of the new injectable facial fillers on the market today is Sculptra. This filler aims to add volume to certain areas of the face to achieve a softer more natural look with a duration of 2 years or more.
Common Facial Fillers Used by Aesthetic Surgeons
When injected by an experienced aesthetic surgeon, your face will not only look more youthful, but it won’t appear overfilled like some of the other fillers on the market are used. If you’re looking to add volume to your face and are interested in facial fillers, they’re used best in correcting:
- Sunken cheeks
- Nose to mouth and mouth to nose folds (melo-labial and naso-labial)
- Redefining the jaw line
- Hollowed temples
- Soften boney cheeks
- Hollow chin areas
How is Sculptra Aesthetic Different?
Made from poly-L lactic acid, Sculptra is an FDA approved facial filler. Sculptra adds volume to the face, filling in hollows and grooves which can also give lift to troublesome wrinkles. Rather than targeting specific lines and wrinkles like its counterparts, and Botox, Sculptra is designed to target a larger trouble area on one’s face, or other specific regions.
Is Sculptra Aesthetic Right for Me?
If you’re interested in facial fillers, it’s important to make yourself aware of the areas that they are not intended for. With Sculptra, if you’re looking to fix frown lines, areas around your eyes, mouth, and lips, and your forehead, then this isn’t the filler for you. Your aesthetic surgeon should be able to inform you of the filler best suits your needs, ultimately giving you the look you’ve been hoping for.
Lasting more than two years, it’s recommended that those who receive Sculptra Aesthetic injections schedule annual treatments for maintenance. After one treatment, it will take between 30 to 90 days to see full results because your body is building its own natural collagen. Just remember that if you do invest in facial fillers, you don’t have to go overboard and have a little patience. It’s impossible to go from zero to 100; so let your body react appropriately and there’s no need to rush it.