Are Cheek Fillers Or Sculptra Safe ?

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You might be thinking about getting cheek fillers if you’re self-conscious about having low cheekbones or cheekbones that are barely visible. The Sculptra cheek filler treatment is one that we provide here in our clinic.   The Sculptra cheek filler is designed to help lift and contour the facial features, including the cheekbones, to increase the volume of the face, and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers for the cheeks are gaining more and more popularity, but they are not without the potential for adverse effects.   So if you are considering cheek fillers with Sculptra, you might want to read this article first to get the whole picture.   

What Are Cheek Fillers?

Cheek fillers are a method to add volume to the area above and around the cheekbones. Doing so will give the impression that the bone structure is more defined than it actually is. Cheek fillers work by injecting volume just below the skin’s surface, which helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.  

Cheek FIllers With Sculptra

Due to its capacity to reverse the signs of premature aging, the collagen biostimulator known as Sculptra is gaining popularity. In the United States, individuals have been using it for decades because it has been shown to improve the skin’s elasticity, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, and make the skin’s tone more even and radiant.   In August 2004, the FDA approved the aesthetic treatment previously approved for correcting or restoring facial volume caused by HIV. Despite this, it is utilized in the cosmetic industry as an alternative to other fillers and injectable brands.   The poly-L-lactic acid is the primary component of the Sculptra product (PLLA). It is known as a collagen stimulator and produces results that are both long-lasting and natural looking. These outcomes can last for as long as two years.  

How Does It Work?

Sculptra contains PLLA, which functions as a collagen stimulator. It assists in the gradual restoration of fullness to facial wrinkles and folds. It contributes to an overall appearance that is softer and more youthful. However, when applied to your cheeks, it plumps them up, and the amount of plumpness will be estimated by your provider.    You may see results immediately, but it might take a few months before you can see the full impact of your treatment.   Your Sculptra provider will work with you to determine the appropriate number of treatment sessions required to achieve the desired level of improvement in the appearance of your cheeks. The typical treatment plan calls for three injections to be administered at three to four months each.  

Why Stimulate More Collagen?

This blog uses the word “collagen” quite frequently, but what exactly does it refer to? Collagen is a type of protein that is responsible for providing support to the skin. It is a protein found in the deeper layers of your skin and is responsible for the elasticity and strength of your skin. However, there is a possibility that premature aging will slow down their production.   It is essential to keep your collagen levels up to avoid wrinkles and keep your skin looking young and healthy. Therefore, we can naturally rejuvenate your skin from the inside out by reintroducing the appropriate quantity of collagen into your system. The same goes for your cheeks; thin cheeks could result from insufficient collagen production.   

Cheek Filler Sculptra Procedure

You will be asked to supply your complete medical history during the initial consultation with a trained provider. This includes any medical conditions that you currently have as well as any allergies that you have.   Your provider will then map the injection sites on your cheeks and clean the area on the day of your first Sculptra treatment. A local anesthetic cream can be spread to the affected area to alleviate pain. Afterward, your provider will administer multiple, relatively minor Sculptra injections into your cheeks.   After receiving treatment, you should not have trouble returning to your routine immediately. Any particular directives will be communicated to you by your Sculptra provider.  


You should refrain from sleeping on your cheeks for the first few days after receiving an injection. Make an exertion to sleep on your back with your head facing the ceiling.   You should also avoid strenuous exercise for at least the first 48 hours after the injection procedure, allowing the filler to take shape completely. It is also essential to refrain from touching your face and to keep it as clean and dry as possible for the time being until the possibility of infection has passed.  

Risks And Side Effects

At the injection sites, you should anticipate experiencing some bruising and swelling. Other frequent adverse effects include the following:  
  • bumps
  • itching
  • pain
  • bleeding
  • tenderness
  • redness
  Some people may get skin discoloration and bumps under their skin. In a study conducted in 2015, the incidence of nodule formation associated with Sculptra was reported to be between 7 and 9 percent. These statistics correlate with the injection depth, highlighting how important it is to find a qualified professional to perform the procedure.   People with a history of fluctuating scarring or allergic to any ingredients in Sculptra shouldn’t use the product. It is not advised for use in areas where there are open wounds, acne, cysts, rashes, or any other type of skin inflammation.   There is also the possibility of Sculptra used for the injection migrating to other areas of your face, resulting in an appearance that is lumpy or asymmetrical. If this does occur, your provider may inject another substance into the filler to dissolve it, or they may wait patiently for the Sculptra components to metabolize on their own. However, since Sculptra lasts so long, a filler dissolver may be necessary.    Again, you can avoid these pitfalls by finding a well-experienced and qualified provider.   


Cheek fillers with Sculptra are one of the best ways to enhance your cheeks, and it is safe and practical, too, lasting a year or more. However, the success of the treatment depends on how good your provider is. So if you are looking for the right provider, contact and reach out to our clinic, Beauty Restored Aesthetics. Our clinic also offers other services that you may find practical for your aesthetic needs. 
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