As you age, you may notice that the fat in your face can start to disappear, giving you a hollowed out appearance. That’s where contouring treatments like Juvederm and Sculptra come in. Both Juvederm and Sculptra can fill out lost volume in the cheeks and chin, along with improving the appearance of deep wrinkles. So which one is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at both of the non-surgical fillers to find out.
If you’re looking to add some deep volume to your chin, temples or cheeks, Sculptra is a great non-surgical option. Sculptra is designed to fill out hollowed cheeks, deep smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.
What truly makes this filler unique is that it works to naturally replace lost collagen in your body. Collagen is an important building block of your skin, giving it shape and firmness. This means that the end result of Sculptra is a natural repairing of your skin, layer by layer. All of your newfound volume will look completely natural because it is.
Since Sculptra stimulates the production of your own collagen, results are gradual and you typically need about two to three treatments for significant correction of wrinkles or volume. However, the results can last for up to two years, or even longer in some cases! Since the facial augmentation is gradual and looks so natural, it’s also very unlikely that anyone will think you had anything done on your face.
Unlike Sculptra, Juvederm provides more immediate volumizing results. Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in all species. This substance attracts water to the areas that need to be filled out, providing soft and natural-looking volume. Juvederm can be used to treat deep facial wrinkles and acne scars, enhance your lips and improve the shape of your cheeks and chin.
You’ll typically only need to receive one Juvederm treatment to see significant correction. After your treatment, there will be some swelling covering up the final result. The swelling usually subsides after one week, and you can normally see the full effect of your Juvederm results then.
The entire procedure can take as little as five minutes to 35 minutes, depending on the area being treated. However, Juvederm doesn’t last as long as Sculptra, since it doesn’t target the root of the problem – collagen. Instead, Juvederm can last for about six months or longer.
Sculptra vs. Juvederm: Which One Should You Choose?
Juvederm and Sculptra are both incredible treatments for restoring facial volume and getting rid of nasty wrinkles. Each of them is best-suited for different situations. If you’re looking for immediate volume or wrinkle improvement, Juvederm may be the way to go. This hyaluronic-acid based filler can provide you with natural-looking volume in just a week.
If you’re looking for something that will last longer, you should speak with your cosmetic doctor about getting Sculptra. Sculptra will rebuild your collagen to give you gradual volumizing results using your own collagen.
To truly find out which filler is best for your particular face, you’ll want to meet with Dr. Dayan and his team. Dr. Dayan’s practice is on the forefront of all non-surgical facial treatments and has researched and pioneered many of the treatments commonly used today. We’re here to use our expertise to help you choose the treatment that will bring the most youthful shape and complexion to your face.
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