in my experience sculptra can cause puffing of the tear trough and lower lids for 4 weeks after injection. This is especially noticeable in patients who heave heavy festoons before hand. Eventually things settle down but it can look a little odd for a while.
hope that helps.
Following Sculptra Injection
Swelling after Sculptra usually lasts about 1 to 2
weeks. Body cannot make that much collagen as fast in 3 weeks that changes
the look of your face in a noticeable way. Perhaps still your body is reacting
to Sculptra in form of local inflammation and swelling. It also depends on how
your injector prepared your vial and how thick it was.
I usually do facial mapping of the face and treat the
whole face including the temples, cheeks , above jowl, nasolabial fold and Marionette
line. The amount of injection at each area in each person can be different
depending on the individual patient's pattern of aging.
I recommended to do the follow up with your doctor and
I would not recommend the second set of Sculptra injection until
the swelling is gone. Hopefully your doctor has good before/baseline pictures
and it can be compared with your current look of your face to better track
Sculptra Results -- Swelling and Collagen Production
Swelling can last a few weeks, I suggest waiting 6 weeks before considering another treatment. Best, Dr. Emer.
Sculptra Treatment Larchmont Village
Hello and thank you for the question. At 3 weeks from the procedure, it is unlikely that the product has worked so quickly in regards to forming new collagen and creating excessive volume. You are likely experiencing prolonged reaction to the product which is translating into swelling. I would anticipate this will reside, but I agree with your clinician in delaying your second treatment for a couple of months. Best of luck !Warmest Regards,Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS
Cheek puffiness after Voluma
I'm not clear if what you mean is that the cheeks are overfilled or if they are swollen. All the swelling should be gone by this time and what you are left with is the correction, provided there is nothing else going on. If the cheeks are done independent of filling other areas of the face, the appearance will look unnatural. Temples, tear troughs, NLF, marionette lines, and preauricular areas all will have volume deficit in your age group and should be addressed as well. I prefer Sculptra for a panfacial volumization rather picking and choosing areas to fill.