How well do Sculptra injections work on sunken cheeks?

Sculptra sounds like a great safe way to treat a number of different issues. Will it work to help improve the look of my sunken cheeks? I’m a 54 year old woman who would like to stick with something non invasive. Thank you!


F, 56, California

We use Sculptra frequently to treat sunken cheeks.  Our patients like the gradual and natural and long-lasting results (2 1/2 years).  

When Sculptra is placed correctly in the cheek there is a very low incidence of nodules - and almost all aren't noticeable enough to warrant a treatment to decrease the nodule.  

Sculptra is one of our favorite treatments.

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics

Denver, Colorado

Sculptra does work to fill in sunken cheeks.  However, it requires multiple treatments and has a relatively high incidence of nodule formation.  We prefer to use a filler such as Radiesse, Juvederm, or Voluma.  These work immediately, do not require multiple treatments, and have a lower risk profile.