I did not expect Scuptra to turn me into George Clooney and I had very realistic expectations. I just wanted the un-natural sunken 'valleys' on my cheeks to be filled in. After four treatments, I am quite happy with the results and I have not experienced side effects described in here. I had some pin sized bruisings but they went away within days. I had my treatments from April to July 2009. more
I had one appointment of Sculptra injections 10 months ago to correct my really thin face. I am 47 and in very good health, and Sculptra appealed to me because it "uses your own body's natural collagen". I had no idea how scary that would become.2 vials were administered in my cheek area only. We avoided using it anywhere else. I quickly had a lump which was treated with subsision... more
I believe the folks with bad experiences had bad doctors. My doctor told me that she thinned it with water to help avoid the lumps and also I was instructed to massage the treated areas, 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days after the treatment. I had no lumps and fabulous results that really lasted. I did have bruising, and it hurt to massage those bruised areas, but I was diligent and it... more
I had multiple injections of Sculptra on different occasions in the naso-labial folds. I was pleased with the results until the doc injected it in my forehead to try to raise my eyebrows...big mistake. First I developed a big quarter-sized bump -- the sculptra grew well there -- and then it had to be injected with lipodissolve. I developed one hard nodule under my eye. Then I developed a big... more
I've had sculptra injected on three occasions. I had spots on my chin under the corners of my mouth that had caved in.
My doctor not only injected (a full vial) into lines around my nose and mouth, but also above my cheekbones. Someone later told me that I had "happy cheeks," which is a good description of the result.
I massaged thoroughly as instructed... more