One of the most common concerns that my patients express during one-on-one consultations is regional volume loss throughout the face. While in the past patients were more focused on a single line or crease, more and more patients are now seeking to restore lost volume across an entire region, such as the cheek mound. The injectables Sculptra® Aesthetic and Bellafill® are highly beneficial for improving both concerns due to their history of successful results. Although I still treat individual lines and creases here and there, I find myself restoring regional volume loss with these products far more often.
Depending upon the individual patient’s goals, Sculptra® Aesthetic may be a better choice than hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. With Sculptra® Aesthetic, I can restore lost facial volume in a much broader manner, almost like painting with a wider brush. As an added benefit, Sculptra® results can last for upwards of two years – nearly twice as long as many of the HA fillers.
Bellafill®, on the other hand, has one major advantage over all other dermal fillers: it is the only long-lasting filler on the market. For an experienced patient who has acquired “filler fatigue” and is tired of making maintenance appointments every year, Bellafill® can be a great option to consider for facial contouring.
In the end, the best way to determine which cosmetic injectable is best for you is to discuss your cosmetic goals with an experienced plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen carefully and design a treatment plan that can meet your expectations.
If you would like to learn more about Sculptra® Aesthetic or Bellafill®, please contact our practice today to schedule your consultation.