Q: I would like an eye lift without using BOTOX® Cosmetic or invasive surgery. Could Sculptra® do it?
A: When you say eyelift, it is important to determine if the problem is extra skin over the eyelid, a droopy brow, or a combination of both. If you have primarily excess skin over the lid, then a minor surgical procedure would be needed to correct that. If the brow is droopy then BOTOX® Cosmetic can help. If you would rather not have BOTOX® Cosmetic or surgery, then fillers in the lateral brow area can help. These would include Sculptra®, fat injection, or Radiesse®. The best thing to do is see a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation.
Q: How will having Sculptra® injections in my cheeks change the shape of my face over time?
A: Sculptra® is not an instant miracle; however, it can provide beautiful results over time. Sculptra® works gradually to replace collagen that has been lost as a part of the natural aging process. A series of injections performed over the course of a few months can result in rejuvenation that sometimes last for years.
While the average number of injections per session is three, it varies from person to person. The effect peaks at about six months. A small touch-up may be needed once a year but not nearly as much as the initial procedure. The success of the treatment relies heavily on the experience of the surgeon injecting the Sculptra®.
Q: Will a single Sculptra® treatment give me fuller cheeks?
A: Sculptra® is not an instant fix, but does provide nice improvement over time. Since Sculptra® jumpstarts collagen production, it’s an excellent option for augmenting flat cheeks. An average of three sessions spread over a period of 3 months should create enhancement that should last for a couple of years. It is important to seek a physician who is experienced in Sculptra® injections and has performed many augmentation procedures using dermal fillers.
Q: Does Sculptra® work for sunken cheeks?
A: Sculptra® is an excellent option for augmenting sunken cheeks. And while it is long lasting, it’s not a quick fix. It provides enhancement that improves gradually over time, replacing lost collagen, and recreating a more natural and youthful appearance.
An initial treatment requires an average of three sessions and yields results that last for up to two years. Sculptra costs an average of $800 per session. Another good option and alternative to Sculptra® is fat injections.
To find out if Sculptra® is the right facial rejuvenation treatment for you, please get in touch with Allure Plastic Surgery in NYC by completing our online contact form or calling (212) 661-2563 today.