Since I Had Sculptra my Face Gets Really Very Puffy when I Have a Cold Virus. Why is This?

Doctor Answers 4

Post Sculptra Treatment

Thank you for your question. Sometimes when we get a cold, our sinuses get inflamed and our face gets puffy.  I haven't heard Sculptra causing any puffiness only after few days after the treatment. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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I would highly recommend that you see your physician for an evaluation regarding what you are experiencing.  I am not familiar with Sculptra causing this.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

Side effects of Sculptra

I'm sorry to hear about the negative side effects you experienced following a cold virus.  Side effects of Sculptra may include the following:

1) Lumps, or "nodules."
2) Redness or swelling at the injection site
3) Bruising
4) Itching
5) Swelling


I have not heard of the issue you describe taking place following Sculptra treatment. I would recommend speaking with your physician who performed the injections to determine if there was another issue that may be causing your problem. Thanks for the message and good luck!

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews


I've never heard of this problem with Sculptra.  You need to consult with your Dermatologist regarding this. 

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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