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Sculptra for under eye circles

  • allie
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  • 7 years ago

I have been recomended sculptra to fill large circles under my eyes, does anyone have any experiance with the product for this purpose, good/bad sculptra experiances?

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Thank you Paul, would you name one specialist in southern California?
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On the doctor's advice, I have had three Scuptra injections under both eyes. The result? A disaster--eyes look worse than before treatment. Dark circles are worse than before treatment. Bags are worse than before treatment. Lumps have now formed under one eye from the Sculptra. Then, to learn now that the manufacturer of Sculptra does not recommend its use under the eyes...almost unbelievable and very hard to bear! If any doctors says they are going to use Scuptra under the eyes, run, don't walk out of the office!
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I'm in the same situation. What has happened to you now. Can you update us?
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I had a series of sculptra injections, which worked before, but this time my doctor followed with laser treatment. The result appears to be that it, the laser, took away the filling affect of the sculptra and actually left my skin around my jawline saggier than before. Has anyone had a problem with a negative affect from combined treatments?
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It has been over three yrs. since Sculptra was injected under my eyes. I am now facing my fourth surgery to attempt to correct the geography of this area. I have large, calcified lumps that were not even able to be surgically removed. The product caclified and gets worse, not better with time. It was just approved this yr. and mine was used off-label. I am lving proof of the long term results of using this. My face is ruined, I have permanent scarring and numbness under my eyes. I was on mega doses of prednisone for a year to reduce the awful swelling, much hair loss from stress & meds. Stay away from this product. A nightmare!!!!!!!!!!
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Was the person who did your undereye sculptra a qualified person? How much did he/she use? How many injections did you have? Did the problems surface immediately or did it take some time?
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can you contact me sculptradamage@gmail.com
I had some of the same problems and want to communicate with you about your treatments results etc.
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I have been using Sculptra in my practice for 5 years; both my patients and I have seen great results in the cheeks, temples. The "no go" zones for me are the "tear troughs" and around the mouth; both of these areas have a common factor a muscle, which is a sphincter and skin which is very specialized. The lower eyelid skin is just too thin to camouflage "nodules" and the perioral area is too mobile and can encourage the development of "nodules". Good luck.
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Great advice Lavinia - I wish you were my doctor. I have a nodule under my eye. Can you let us know how these can be treated??
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Charlotterose303 I had several nodules and I had to have them surgically removed after 3 years. They didn't go away. I went to a excellent doctor who went in and did a tiny cut and removed them and they were a in office procedure, nothing to prep for prior. I have no scars what so ever and I look back to normal. Not sure if your in the Denver area with the 303 but that's where I am.:-) hope this helps. I can give you her info if you need.

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Sorry for late reply. I think Cascades37 received the solution I would recommend. It's daunting thinking about having a procedure, however if you have just one nodule, it's probably preferable. Keep us posted.
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Both the manufacturer and I do not recommend Sculptra for the hollows under your eyelids. The skin is very thin and the underlying muscle is a sphincter, so the chance of nodules or lumps is very high. This area of the "tear trough" is best addressed by one of the Hyaluronic acid products, Restylane or Juvederm. Good luck.
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Where does the manufacturer say that? I had sculptra injected by a board certified PS and he says he injected it in the malar area. that i a big area. it turns out he injected it into my lower eyelids and the muscle that is below my eye. The manufacturer doest say in their literature dont inject under eyes it says the dont know what will happen or some such nonsense.
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Lavinia - it's 2 months post my Sculptra treatment and I now have some concerning new symptoms - fatigue, joint pain, extra saliva in mouth, sore watery eyes. My doctor put me on antibiotics but this didn't really help. Have you heard of these reactions in relation to Sculptra?
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Don't use Sculptra! I've been dealing with lumps for over 2 years! It's been horrible, a real nightmare. They should take the product off the market. It's very lumpy. Stick with Juvederm or Restalyne.
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Don't do it. I had sculptra 2 weeks ago and my face has swelled I have been given steroids by the local A&E dept. The marketing blurb is wrong 3% of patients get facial edema with this treatment and you don't want to look like me I look dreadful.
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OMG!!!! i am so glad that i stumbled across this artical. i was just looking for more information on sculptra... did not realise the side effects, i had just had a consultation about sculptra and would hav had it done there & then but didnt as cost was so high & was just waiting till i got paid. i will deffo not be having it done now!!!!!! anyone have any info on the best treatment for cheek area fillers.. wot are the best treatment?? i am still in shock & can not believe i nearly had it done.
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I had the same thing happen! About two weeks ago. Where did you have your's done. Maybe it was the same doctor?
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dont weaste your time on fillers its only temporary the best thing to fill "hollow eyes", the orbital area from the tear trough to the side of your eyes.. is fat injections.. its very specialised but its becoming quite popular amongst various plastic surgeons, and its not at all expensive... im from South Africa and ive had it done by one doctor who seems to be the only one who does it..i beleive a number of doctors perform this procedure in the USA.. the doctor harvests fat from areas such as "love handles"" amd inject it into areas under the eyes...that simple....and its permanent... Downtime is probably 2 days.. swelling will go down and the bruising around the eyes eventually disappear.. Consult your doctor or check out webistes on fat trasfers.. theres a number of websites dedicated to the subject ive had it done and it looks great...!!!
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Before trying the filler, my dermatologist used the V-beam under my eyes for dark circles that have plagued me all my life. I am shocked and pleased to report the eye circles almost disappeared after only one treatment. I'd say there's an improvement of about 95%. The whole sunken appearance is gone. There's still darkness just under each lower eyelid, where goggles were covering the area, (and he can fix that later)but the results are dramatic. I wasn't expecting the treatment to be this good for the circles. I mainly was having the V-beam for red capillaries around my nose. I'm in NYC and the treatment cost $800. To say I'm happy would be an enormous understatement!
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Hi Suzanna. What skin complexion do you have, and what 's your age -if you allow me? I have olive skin color and suffer from severe, hereditary dark circles. I am 25 and my periorbital area is a bit hollowed too. I think the shade is caused mostly due to leaking blood from capillaries and resulting inflammation at the area. I made that conclusion because every morning, after I wake up, my eyes look good (yet not completely white). Therefore I'm planning to visit a good ophthalmoplastic surgeon and ask if V Beam may be used to burn some of the capillaries and reduce blood leaking (although it sounds like science fiction). I had also consulted a general plastic surgeon in the past and told me that fraxel may improve the discoloration a little bit, as it stimulates the biosynthesis of collagen that forms a thin layer to cover the darkness beneath. It also doesn't induce a lot of inflammation like peeling, which proved to have an adverse effect on people with darker skin. Just for the record, I have also tried several eye creams in the past to treat dark circles (not puffiness). Right now I 'm using Hylexin, which I believe is a descent cream. Revitalume is also good. I can tell I've seen an improvement up to 30% with these products.
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DO you have pictures??
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I'VE USED SCULPTRA 4 TIMES AND LOVE IT! I'VE DONE IT 3 TIMES IN MY PER-ORBITAL (UNDER EYE AREA) BECAUSE I HAVE THE HOLLOW LOOK UNDER MY EYES. IT WORKS GREAT FOR THAT AREA. YOU CAN GET LITTLE LUMPS IF THE PRODUCT IS NOT INJECTED FAST ENOUGH AND IF INJECTED WITH 2 BIG OF A NEEDLE. THESE BUMPS, LUMPS WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM ARE JUST THE PRODUCT CAKING UP..THIS IS WHY THE DR HAS TO CONTIUE TO SHAKE (MIX) THE PRODUCT UP WHILE INJECTING IT.HE HAS TO CONTINUE TO SHAKE THE SYRINGE WHILE INJECTING. IF THIS DOES OCCUR ALL THE DR HAS TO DO IS INJECT THE LUMP WITH A LITTLE BIT OF SALINE AND IT WILL BE DELUTED AND GO AWAY. SO YOU CAN SEE THIS PRODUCT IS VERY USER DRIVEN... YOUR DR HAS TO KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING.
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You're so right. Only a few MD's really know how to use Sculptra. Because it's a stimulatory filler (stimulates your own collagen to fill in the volume)... it is used VERY differently than HA fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. The injection technique is VERY different. And it has to be done in tiny stages.
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what is the best product for under eye hollowness. Has anyone tried a procedure where it actually worked and villed in the under eye area that has lost volume through the years. If so, can you please let me know the best way to go to correct this unfortunate aging process. Anything you guys could suggest would be a big help. thanks
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