Sculptra and auto immune disease

Can a person with antibodies for Graves disease but without symptons or meds for 15 years have sculptra or is it contra indicated as an auto immune disease? Thanks

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Autoimmune disease and Sculptra

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Sculptra is a wonderful product and was used for years in immunocompromised patients.  Sculptra's initial clearance was solely in these patients.  I would check with your endocrinologist to see if he believes you would be cleared.  Although there is no noted contraindication, it might be safer to use a hyaluronic acid in your case.  Please find an experienced dermatologist who has expertise in facial injections for the best cosmetic results.

Sculptra and Graves' diseases

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Thank you for your question.
Automminune conditions associated with skin lesions like Lupus, Scleroderma or any Granulematous conditions can be adversely affected by injectable treatments especially with stimulating effects like Sculptra. Graves disease is less likely to be affected by the treatment.
However, you should consult your doctor before committing yourself to any non-essential treatment like cosmetic injections.

Sculptra and Graves Disease

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There is no contraindication but there is always a possibility that you might make nodules after getting Sculptra. The risk can be higher in autoimmune conditions although it has not bee proven. 
Given the gray zone, it is better to stick with other fillers. Especially now with Juvederm Voluma you can have the results last for two years. 
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon

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