Sculptra Q & A

Q: I would like an eye lift without using BOTOX 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® 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 to see a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

Q: How will having Sculptra injections in my cheeks change the shape of my face over time?

A: Sculptra is not an overnight miracle, but it can give great results over time. Sculptra works gradually to replace collagen that is lost during the aging process, and over a series of treatments during a few months, the result can last up to two years.

The number of injections per session can vary from person to person but it averages three. Usually the peak effect is at about six months. After your initial session, you may need a touch up every couple of years, but you shouldn’t need the same amount as in the beginning. Be sure you find a physician experienced in injecting Sculptra.

Q: Will one treatment of Sculptra give me fuller cheeks?

A: Sculptra is not a quick fix, but it gives nice results over time. Sculptra causes collagen formation, so it would be an excellent option for flat cheeks. There is an average of 3 sessions of injections over a period of 3 months or so, and the results usually last up to 2 years. It is important to consult with a physician who is trained in Sculptra injections and has performed a lot of these procedures.

Q: Is Sculptra right for sunken cheeks?

A: Sculptra is a great procedure if you have sunken cheeks. Sculptra is long lasting but not a quick fix. It provides results that get better over time, replacing lost collagen, and giving you a more natural looking apperance. The treatment is an average of three sessions over a few months, and the results can last up to two years.

Sculptra is about $800 per session. Fat injection is another option to explore as well. Be sure to see a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience in this area.