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Occlusions from Sculptra Shots: Can I Do Anything About This?

I went to an experienced doctor a few years ago who injected Sculptra into a blood vessel. I get occlusions now. Is there anything I can do about this? Will this ever subside?

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The needle can get clogged

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I’m not sure what this means about occlusions, but the needle can get clogged.  It would be very rare for Sculptra to cause an occlusion of a blood vessel.  If that were to occur, however, there would be immediate effects such as blanching or whiteness in the skin area followed by a necrosis of the skin meaning a redness or darkness of the skin.  Years later, there should be no manifestations other than some people get bumps and those can be massaged.


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