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Can Incorrect Direction and Firm Massage After Face Sculptra Cause Uneven and Undesired Redistribution of the Sculptra?

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Massaging after Sculptra

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Thank you for your question. It is recommended to massage the area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days.  I would recommend going back to your injector to assess the area. I hope this helps.


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It is better to massage the areas than not.  Massaging the areas will allow for smoother distribution of the Sculptra.  

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Massaging The Face After Sculptra

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It is unlikely that massaging the area Sculptra was injected to would cause any problems. In fact, it is sometimes recommended to provide a smoother product distribution. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Quality of massage after Sculptra

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I do not believe that the firmness or direction of your massage would have any effect on the final appearance of your Sculptra treatments.  The massage does not move the Sculptra into a different place.  Rather, it just distributes it more evenly throughout the space that it was injected. 

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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