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Dr. Dean Kane Answers Question Regarding Sculptra vs Filler for Under Eyes

Q: A I a good candidate for Sculptra or should I just get fillers? I’m very self-conscious about how hallow my face looks. I just turned 30, I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I want a more full face and I’m debating if Sculptra is right for me or fillers is best? What are the complications from Sculptra and how common are the risks?

A: Thanks for sharing your photos. They illustrate your concern regarding hollow under the eyes. Your facial features are beautiful and exotic. A fuller mid-upper cheek, ie the “apple” may help you achieve your desires.

  • Sculptra is a bio-active injectable which stimulates collagen formation, firming and a bit of filling. Since you don’t have wrinkles with only a hint of a tear-trough, I believe other fillers are your better choice. I have found the risks of nodule formation exceedingly low and easy to resolve, even around the eye or mouth).
  • A properly selected hyaluronic acid gel filler or calcium hydroxylapatite filler by a technically well-experienced injector is a 15 to 30 minute procedure with minimal risk and 1plus years duration.
  • Fat is a wonderful filler but it has its limitations. That is, you need fat to harvest, an average of 30% survives so you many need more sessions, it will cost more.

Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with great skills and experience in these techniques.

All the best!

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