Laser Resurfacing to Remove Residual Sculptra Lumps and Scar?

My plastic surgeon excised the lumps I got from Sculptra. Then, within the next year, more had grown so he did a lower eyelid lift and removed all that he could. There are some residual small lumps and one small scar from the first excision. He is suggesting laser resurfacing to get more improvement. What do you think?

Doctor Answers 4

Laser resurfacing will not remove residual Sculptra

The residual sculptra is beneath the skin. The laser resurfacing is done on the surface of the skin and will not effect the Sculptra.

After so many procedures on your eyelids I would also worry that laser resurfacing could pull the eyelid down.

Residual Sculptra lump treatment

Lasers on the lower lid are only beneficial to tighten the skin. I do not think that it can reduce the subcutaneous masses that develop from injection of Sculptra.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Laser resurfacing for scars and Sculptra lumps

Sorry to hear about your ordeal with Sculptra. I've had to excise it in several patients as well who got their Sculptra injections done elsewhere. Laser resurfacing could certainly be helpful in improving the appearance of the scars and lines. Regarding the residual Scuptra lumps, it is hard to say without examining you, but it is unlikely to get much better unless your surgeon thinks their appearance will improve with overall tightening.

Stella Desyatnikova, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Laser resurfacing for residual Scultra lumps and scar is tricky

Need the right doctor, right equipment,  and right level of experience to treat that type of problem. Its difficult to make a recommendation without examining you or at least seeing a photo.

Jason Pozner, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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