I had my first treatment of Sculptra 4 days ago and so far so good! no lumpiness, no swelling, no rash, no horror to report!!!
I am 31 years old and chose Sculptra to improve skin texture and to create a slightly fuller face, my cheeks are really flat and I thought it would be nice to finally have some volume there..
I have a very experienced doctor. She actually teaches others how to use Sculptra and probably uses it more than anyone else in Australia. She was excellent!!! especially when I was so nervous and was actually considering pulling out....
Anyway.. here is my review of what has happened so far. I plan to keep this updated, hopefully it will stay a positive experience..
FRIDAY 30th September 2011- Day of Treatment.
Feeling very nervous. I have spent the entire day looking up reviews.. I have read all about lumpiness and worse!!!! Giant faces!!!! Where Sculptra has grown too much.. this has made me the most nervous and I am wondering if it is even worth it!! All I want is a little more volume and some lines to diminish.. nothing major as I already have a great face!!
I went in for my appointment and spent 45 mins getting numbed up with cream…. As the time goes by I get more and more nervous, waiting anxiously for my doctor to come in… The whole time thinking I might pull out..
When she finally came in and took my into her office, I was instantly calmer, she was excellent!!! And made me feel really comfortable and trusting in her. We went through it all again and she made sure if was definitely comfortable before she started.
The initial injection hurt a little but nothing major. The only thing I didn’t like was the scrapping sound, the pulling, and sound of the liquid going in. it was very strange but the pain was minimal. Not at all like the horror stories some people have said!!!!
After she was finished injecting my left eye became numb and then the whole left side of face. I couldn’t close my eye and my left lip couldn’t move. My face was frozen on one side!!! I was terrified!!!
I looked like I had just had a stroke….... My doctor assured me this has happened many times before and will wear off in a few hours.. but I wasn’t convinced, I thought she must have damaged a nerve or something and wondered if the damage would be permanent…..
Luckily tho, it wasn’t and wore off in a few hours like she said.. The first night of massaging was quite painful, but I wasn’t that swollen at all, and didn’t appear to have bruises.. by about 10.30 that first night I felt pretty happy..
SATURDAY 1st October 2011 - I woke up and jumped in front of the mirror, eager to see any changes!! I was only a little swollen, not really bruised. All in all I pretty much just looked like I always have……..
Massaging was still painful today..
SUNDAY 2nd October 2011– Massaging was ok now, not too painful. I don’t think I was swollen at all now, which is a shame cause I looked better with a little swelling..
MONDAY 3rd October 2011– I know it’s too early to tell, but I swear my skin texture has improved!!!! My face feels smoother than it ever has before…. I am absolutely loving this so far!!!!
TUESDAY 4th October 2011– started to worry about the sculptra growing too much, as in the horror stories I have read….. no growth yet, but just thinking about it… Massaging is going well, no lumps to report as yet. Skin texture still seems to be improving?? Is this even possible at such an early stage?
WEDNESDAY 5th October 2011– Skin texture doesnt quite look as good today? feels amazing to touch tho!!