Injectable Throwdown: Sculptra vs Juvederm
Who remembers the compare and contrast exercises from grade school? You know – Venn Diagrams, Graphic Organizers, Comparison Trees, weighing the pros and cons. You may have dreaded them back then, but they can be an excellent method in weighing your options and determining what is best for you. Here we are putting those tactics to use when comparing two injectable fillers offered at our practice.
Juvederm Ultra has been a favorite among our patients for years now while Sculptra Aesthetic is a new addition. Sculptra is an innovative product and very different from other injectables on the market. Because of that we thought the best way to explain it is to compare with something many patients already know – Juvederm Ultra.
What is it?
Sculptra: Poly-L-lactic acid; A synthetic material naturally absorbed into the body that works to replace lost collagen
Juvederm Ultra: Hyaluronic acid; a naturally occurring, hydrating substance in your skin to correct lost structure and volume.
How quickly does it work?*
Sculptra: Results emerge gradually over several months
Juvederm Ultra: Results will be noticeable immediately
How long will it last?*
Sculptra: Results typically last up to 2 years
Juvederm Ultra: Results lasting 6-9 months
Where would you use it?
Sculptra is a great option to use in the cheeks were volume has decreased with age
Juvederm can be used to fill in creases around the mouth and to plump lips.
Is more than one treatment necessary?*
Sculptra: On average, patients will need three injection sessions over the course of a few months for a full treatment.
Juvederm Ultra: Patients will only need one injection session at a time
What is the cost per treatment?
Sculptra is sold in vials, each vial is priced at $750. Some patients may require more than one vial per session.
Juvederm is sold in syringes with each costing $750. Again more than one syringe may be necessary based on the patient.
Each injectable has its pros and cons. Sculptra will require more time and money up front, but it lasts for 2 years. Juvederm is less of a commitment at first but you will need to revisit the office in 6-9 months.
Both products are priced equally but …. to welcome Sculptra to the office we are having a special event in which we are offering 20% OFF your total treatment and up to a $150 rebate for our first 10 patients to book an appointment ($50 rebate per vial, up to 3 vials rebates per patient).