How does Sculptra differ from fillers?
Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm Ultra are made up of hyaluronic acid which is bio-identical to what is created in our bodies and what gives us our natural plumpness to the skin. These fillers are also ideal to plump and fill hollows, wrinkles, and folds. While these fillers are excellent for very specific areas of the face like the hollows under the eyes, the marionette lines, nasal folds and the lips, Sculptra is used in larger plumping areas of the face within the entire upper and lower cheeks, temples near the eyes and the entire jawline. Dr. Kane uses both types of fillers in properly selected patients to achieve the complementary nature they perform on the face minimizing side-effects and complications in order to achieve the benefits of their particular properties.
Another big difference between these fillers is that Restylane and Juvederm Ultra give Dr. Dean Kane’s patients immediate plumping and volumizing results which will last up to 12 months. Sculptra is designed to stimulate your body’s own collagen which takes about 3 months to see the results but then lasts up to one year.