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Does anyone else suffer from long term swelling due to Sculptra injections?

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  • Bethlehem, PA
  • 1 year ago

Does anyone experience swelling from Sculptra injections?  I had two vials 17 months ago and although the volume is coming down ever so slowly, my face is constantly swelling and going down.  I never know when it will flare. Good one hour, swollen the next.  This junk has left my face so uneven, I don't know if it is the growth or the swelling that makes my face look so uneven.  Sculptra is a nightmare.

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Well, looks like I will have to have a second surgery this Fall to remove the sculpshit from under my left eye. After having only one vial injected in jaw and cheeks 2 years ago, I had chronic inflammation and granulomas for almost a year, under both eyes, as well as granulomas in jaw, before I got a surgeon to do biopsy and as much removal of product as possible from right eye, as well as strong shots of kenalog (40 concentration) under both eyes. 8 months later granulomas and inflammation have returned to left eye that was not operated on. Right operated eye is still (knock on wood) staying calm. Unfortunately, left eye damage is lower than right eye, so scar will probably be more visible :( Will I ever stop paying for my mistake? Again, using this product is playing Russian roulette. Shame, shame, shame on those doctors who continue using this risky product on their healthy patients, after reading our stories.
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2 years, one biopsy and surgery and monthly shots of kenalog now for chronic inflammation under eyes where scuptshit migrated from my cheeks. My surgeon (not injector) verified that this nasty product was source of problem...Only certified injectors should be using this stuff so that there can be some accountability. All the doctors that post on these boards claim that it is injector error...I blame the manufacturer for allowing quacks to disfigure people with their product.
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I blame the doctors for tolerating gross incompetence to continue. There is zero accountability. Doctor and or manufacturer. I am so disfiguted from sculshit under my eyes too. All I heard was how safe it is because that is all I was told about it.
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Doxycycline will help.
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Sure just spend the rest of your life on antibiotics. Oh that's right I am. Thanks Sculshit.
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I do. 7 years now, and several surgeries. Sculptra is like playing with a loaded gun. Very Very dangerous. It upsets your entire immune system and that effects everything. I was at my worst years 1,2,3,4 but I still have these problems. The fibrosis caused damage to the lymphatic system under my eyes and I am now prone to chronic cellulites because the fibrosis is what sculptra causes. That is from an an infectous disease doctor. it is really only to go in the meat of the cheek away from nerves, vessels, lymph systems, glands etc etc. Knowing how to inject properly may not mean no lumps but at least the lumps will be located in a place that does not get destroyed by fibrosis and no longer work properly. I hate sculptra too!
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4 years... And still cronic inflamation... As you said one momemt good another moment i look totally out of balance...
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Wow, I am really sorry to hear you are still having inflammation after 4 years. This product is such a disaster, it should have been discontinued long ago. I am only 27 months and was hoping to be over it by 4 years. Has your volume gone down to normal yet? It is devastating to hear that this may be permanent.
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No... In fact it has grown even more over the years...i guess for the time sculptra is in your skin it can cause a fibrotic reaction to the stuff. in some cases ( like mine) it causes a obvious overreaction! It totally changed my face and the skin got so thick that its hard to smile or to gesticulate without looking redicoulous...
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Have you been seen by a doctor for it? I have pain there like a fresh wound under the skin with redness and swelling. I stopped working because of this situation. I would love to get this biopsied but no insurance. Some people seem to metabolize it quickly but for the ones like us who knows how long this stuff can go. Yes, the skin looks thick like a man's skin, very unattractive.
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Mine is still awful over 6 years. Sculptra sucks
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Yes. I have the same problem. Less now at 5a years but the i also feel my worn down because my immune system has been so messed up by this disease i call sculptra consumption.
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It is so devastating to the people that are harmed. The lucky ones who are happy with their results, who are without complications have no clue. They think we are over reacting.
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Have you acquired joint pain or any other autoimmune symptoms Dru11? I have and several people who have posted here post Sculptra. I hope things are improving for you.
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