Sculptra (our independent report on Sculptra can be found here) by Valeant Aesthetics is a popular dermal filler that is utilized to remove nose folds and mouth lines! If you are considering Sculptra you should read the following reviews in order to make sure if the product really fits your needs and expectations!
I tried Sculptra a year ago, opting for the recommended 4-session treatment, with 3 week-intervals among them, with the goal of filling my cheeks. The first one was ok, nothing special, but the results were not so evident (well, maybe I just had big expectations); luckily, the second and the third sessions were much better, and it seems that it was in that point where Sculptra begun to actually work. Still, it was not what I had dreamed of; so, my doctor suggested that we should use a tad of Botox to help things a little bit – and it actually helped.
Now, a couple of months after the completing of the Sculptra treatments, I feel that it was an attempt of average success. The good thing is that at least no bumps or severe swelling. Anyway, perhaps other people will find Sculptra more effective; for me, it was just acceptable.
I am well over 50 now and I couldn’t just sit and watch my youth slipping; although I kept on looking after my face with the help of cosmetic products, ointments and serums, I couldn’t do more for stopping my face from losing its mass and volume, whereas wrinkles and lines were dealt with bigger success. So, I visited cosmetic doctors and I reviewed many sites, ultimately figuring out that Sculptra deserved a try… Has it worked?
Well, I have no intention of keeping you in suspense! Yes, it did, and it did it in an impressive way! It’s over a year now since my last session and the difference is just stunning, not just to my eyes but to my wife’s, friends’ and children’s eyes. My cheeks are chubbier and filled now, and all that fullness has lifted my face area, making me look at least 10 years younger. When I see pictures of me back in 2000, I am thrilled to realize that I now look just like I looked back then – and maybe better! Sculptra has worked just perfectly in order to replace the lost collagen and deliver a tremendous rejuvenating effect. OK, it may was a bit expensive (actually, it cost me $3,500) but it definitely was worth it – and not a single day goes by since I first saw the results that I don’t feel delighted and boastful that I tried Sculptra!
I have had 3 sessions of Sculptra so far, and I was hoping for a fourth one but I don’t think I can afford it any more. My doctor has used 2 vials for each session up to now, and with a price tag of $450 per vial, you can surely realize that it’s a high price to pay. Thankfully, the results are so rewarding, and even if I don’t complete the 4 treatments, I am honestly happy from what Sculptra has done so far; my face looks younger, it’s not skinny any more, as the injections had done a great job in adding volume to my cheeks; the only downside was the pain and bruising, but nothing too serious!
I am 55 years old and I was looking for some face rejuvenation. I had tried botox before my Sculptra experience and the results were reasonable. So far, I am a week after my second Sculptra session, and I already believe that my face looks better, while I did not encounter the side effects (pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness) that I had red in so many testimonials; maybe it was my doctor’s expertise that added to that result!
I tried Sculptra a couple of years ago, to sooth the signs of aging on my face and to add some bulk to certain spots. Unfortunately, things went wrong… After the treatment, mounds and lumps appeared. The doctors told me that they would ease off, but that was not the case; they just kept appearing there with no signs of lessening. To make matters worse, an infection followed, but what really added to my frustration was the rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups that gave me extremely stiff and swollen joints, bringing me a feeling of constant exhaustiveness. I had been diagnosed with that some months before my Sculptra session, but I had not been warned of such an immune response from the injections, although I had visited my dermatologist and I had informed the clinic on that issue. Now, I am in a state of intense agony and concern; I will try some anti-inflamatories and antibiotics, hoping that I would see the improvement I so desperately need. Anyway, all I can do now, apart from wishing that the issue will be sorted out, is to advise any potential user of Sculptra to be extremely cautious not to encounter a similar problem, because, believe me, it can be torturing; completing a thorough test before the injections is absolutely crucial!
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics to help yourself decide responsibly!