How long will my face be swollen and bruised after Sculptra injections?

I do not wear heavy make-up to work and was wondering how much bruising there would be.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Unfortunately, there is no good answer to this question! Everyone is different. Our physician is incredibly experienced, so we rarely see bruising. However, this is not to say that it does not happen occasionally. Anytime needles are used, bruising is possible. That said, there are things you can do prior to injections to minimize bruising, like reduce wine intake, don't use anything that starts with a G, like garlic tablets, etc. If we see a bruise, we put medical-grade anti-bruise meds on immediately and you can ask you provider about vinegar/water soaks to reduce bruising after. Sculptra is the best, so the positives outweigh the negatives to us!

Published on May 18, 2016

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Unfortunately, there is no good answer to this question! Everyone is different. Our physician is incredibly experienced, so we rarely see bruising. However, this is not to say that it does not happen occasionally. Anytime needles are used, bruising is possible. That said, there are things you can do prior to injections to minimize bruising, like reduce wine intake, don't use anything that starts with a G, like garlic tablets, etc. If we see a bruise, we put medical-grade anti-bruise meds on immediately and you can ask you provider about vinegar/water soaks to reduce bruising after. Sculptra is the best, so the positives outweigh the negatives to us!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

If your injector is skilled, there should be very little bruising. Sculptra is not like other injection products as it is injected very deeply, in many cases against the facial bones. For this reason, the vascular layer is bypassed, which means the possibility of bruising should be much less.

Swelling is much more common and you will be swollen for 1-2 days after injection.

Published on Aug 27, 2015

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

If your injector is skilled, there should be very little bruising. Sculptra is not like other injection products as it is injected very deeply, in many cases against the facial bones. For this reason, the vascular layer is bypassed, which means the possibility of bruising should be much less.

Swelling is much more common and you will be swollen for 1-2 days after injection.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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