Sculptra, a versatile option for long term full facial volumization

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Highlights

Sculptra treatment is a very fast growing treatment in Canada.

Sculptra gives you a very broad ability to treat aging and it has persistence. It is fine to treat patients with filler but they have to come again and again.

People are now living longer than before. This cause an explosion of old people. The confluence of the technology, longevity and awareness has created a tidal wave of interest in looking younger. Only small percentage of patients want surgery but 100% of them want to look better.

If you don’t have a goal when treating patient then it will be a waste of time and money. The goal of improving someone’s looks is to emulate their appearance in youth.

Our job is not just to treat the patients but to understand the process of aging, anatomy and visual clues that make people look younger and to make patients understand what is happening to them.

Attractiveness has 4 attributes: Youth, Symmetry, Sexual dimorphism and Averageness. These will be discussed more in the webinar.

The chin is the most important and overlooked area of the face which will play an important role in face aging.

The pre-jowl sulcus is an early sign of aging. It is relatively easy to fill but difficult to treat surgically.

The peri-oral is a hard area to treat. If you put too much filler in it, patients will look like they have a big gum in their mouth and it looks to thick. Placing sculptra in the mid cheek area can help with the lines there. The skin looks better and more representative changes. You can do all of these with filler but the patient is going to burn off the filler and end up having to come back.

Canine fossa is the keystone to treating the mid face. Treating this area restores the mid face and as a side effect improves the nasal-labial fold.

Aging is structural changes that occur on all layers. These will lead to change in the topography, shape and proportions of the face and this is what we use sculptra for. To help improve these changes in a way that allows us to treat the entire face.

At last we must look at the face as an interlocking 3D puzzle rather than focusing on lines and folds as isolated entities. What you should be treating is the patient’s light and shadows, their volume loss and the anterior projection of their face.