i would like to have sculptra but will be starting coumadin would it be ok thank you
Is It Safe To Have Sculptra While Using Walfrain?
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Sculptra and blood thinners
Sculptra injections while on blood thinners
You certainly can have Sculptra injections while on blood thinners. Planning is important so pick a time when excessive bruising from your treatment would not be a problem. Unfortunately, bruising is a common side effect of any filler injections, especially Sculptra due to the depth of the treatment. Unfortunately, large bruises can take some time to resolve. Arnica, both topical and oral, has never been shown to be better than a placebo. Vitamin K oxide gel has been shown to be only slightly better than placebo (possibly) but why waste your money on something that is only minimally effective at most. Use ice immediately after the treatment and, if necessary, have a good aesthetician show you how to conceal any bruising with the proper cover up.
Sculptra and Coumadin
If you were my patient and wanted Sculptra but could not reduce your Coumadin, I would agree to inject you as long as you agree to the bruising that would result. There is no problem with Coumadin and Sculptra other than the excess bruising that you can expect. Just because you have a medical problem that requires Coumadin, it does not mean that you are not entitled to live an otherwise normal life.
Richard Sadove MD