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CHeek Augmentation

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CHeek Augmentation

Postby Maera » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:41 pm

Hello Dr. Rivkin.

I thank you for reading my question. I have lost weight and have hollow-ish cheeks now (I want look of higher cheekbones). I had radiesse but did not last very long, and towards the end it became slightly uneven.
I have recently read about Sculptra. How is this product? Will I get immediate results or a couple of sessions? Can it be used under eyes too? :)
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:07 am

if you're speaking about the cheekbones, as opposed to the soft part of the cheek below the cheekbones, i think that radiesse is still your best bet. it holds its shape better than any other filler i know and it can be injected deep against the bone.
i would use sculptra to fill out the soft part of the cheeks. the problem with sculptra is that it is a collagen stimulator as opposed to a filler. it takes 3 sessions spaced a month apart to generate good results. the duration is long - about 2 years, but itis not immediate.
i would never use sculptra under the eyes - it is not precise enough and juvederm or restylane gives a result that lasts for 2 years.
hope that helps
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be careful

Postby NJGirl » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:58 pm

Be careful with Sculptra. it is a synthetic, not something the body naturally produces like Resty and Juvederm. It is NOT FDA approved for people with healthy immune systems bc it can overreact. A doctor recently spoke out saying it can cause cancer. Do your research and be very, very careful.
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