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What are the chances of having side effects after Sculptra injections? (1 answer)
I am supposed to get Sculptra injections in my cheeks. I will be attending a wedding that same night and will be back to work a few days afterward. Following that, I will be out of town on a big job for a month. Is this treatment risky? Could I have side effects? Should I wait?
Can Sculptra be injected with a microcannula? (2 answers)
I have concerns about bruising. Can Sculptra be injected with a microcannula? My doctor said this is not possible because Sculptra is viscous and therefore cannot be effectively released from a small needle. Is that true?
Easy bruising on the backs of hands. (1 answer)
I am a very healthy, active 65 year old male. I have fair skin and sun damage and thinning skin on the backs of my hands which has resulted in easy bruising with slight trauma. Can Sculptra help?
Can I do Sculptra if I have gluten intolerance? (1 answer)
I am gluten intolerant and was wondering if this would preclude using Sculptra. Do you see more Sculptra side effects in people with allergies and food sensitivities? My cheeks have hollowed out but I'm afraid of lumps!
Is Sculptra harmful during pregnancy? (1 answer)
I had sculptra injected into my cheeks 5 days ago, and I just found out I'm pregnant (about 6-7 weeks). Is this harmful to my baby and if so, is there anyway to remove the sculptra?? I am so worried!
Dermal Filler Side Effects (0 answers)
What should I do if I have developed granuloma as a result of tear trough treatment? The filler appears to have moved into the corner of my eye and possibly is blocking something causing paid and swelling. I am unable to see the original doctor.
Why does Sculptra take so long to work? (1 answer)
I've heard that Sculptra takes weeks to months to show results. Is this true? Why does it take so much longer than other dermal fillers that can provide instant results?