How Effective is Sculptra Laser for Joint Pain?

Compared to pain management medication and physical therapy, is Sculptra a recommended alternative?

Doctor Answers 4

Sculptra and Joint Pain

Sculptra is not something that is used for joint pain. Perhaps you're thinking about a steroid injection? They can be very effective for joint pain and have less side effects than chronic pain medication. Try talking to an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, or primary care doctor to find the best option for your painful joints. 

Hope this helps,

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Sculptra, Not a Laser, Not for Joint Pain.

I believe you may be thinking of Hyaluronic Acid injections into the joint itself for joint pain done by Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Plastic Surgeons inject a type of Hyaluronic Acid, (Restylane, Juvederm) into the face to give volume.  Sculptra is also an injectable for the face.  It is not a laser.  If you are having joint pain, contact your local Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.  It may be a good idea to get a couple of opinions before undergoing any procedure.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Sculptra is not a laser

Perhaps you have the name incorrect.  Sculptra is not a laser as monetioned in the title to your question.

Jacqueline Calkin, MD
Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Sculptra and joint pain

There is a hyaluronic acid product which is injected into knees for osteoarthritis. I am not aware of any use of Sculptra for that purpose. This is a cosmetic surgery and treatment site and probably not a good place to compare treatments for arthritis.

Jeffrey Schiller, MD
Edison Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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