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Are Sculptra Fillers Required To Be Injected Twice In Two Years?

I am 75 years old. I had a vial of Scultra filler injected in my cheeks on Jan. 16. I was told it would last up to 2 years. I went back for a follow-up consultation on 3/6. The doctor wanted to inject more. Why would I need more if it was supposed to last 2 years?
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
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yes it is true that Sculptra filler which is a poly-l-lactic acid filler last for 2 years...BUT It is advisable to always underdo the process whenever correcting wrinkles or uplifting the face and make a follow up after 3-4 weeks for checking the need for any touch up if required, to prevent the hazards of excess deposition of filler at first sitting as it not easy to revert it.... Your cosmetician probably also wanted for a finishing touch as i explained above...thanks
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Are Sculptra Fillers Required To Be Injected Twice In Two Years?

yes it is true that Sculptra filler which is a poly-l-lactic acid filler last for 2 years...BUT It is advisable to always underdo the process whenever correcting wrinkles or uplifting the face and make a follow up after 3-4 weeks for checking the need for any touch up if required, to prevent the hazards of excess deposition of filler at first sitting as it not easy to revert it.... Your cosmetician probably also wanted for a finishing touch as i explained above...thanks