Can Scultpra Injections Near the Temple Cause Permanent Facial Paralasis

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Can Sculptra injection result in facial paralysis

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  Regarding complications, my usual adage is that anything can and does happen.  that said, i agree with others who replied that this would be a very rare thing to happen and that Sculptra is definitely safe to use in the temples.

Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Sculptra in the temple region

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I believe that Sculptra injected in the temporal region is recognized as safe, and permanent facial paralysis would be rare. The injection technique in the temple area is usually a deep depot injection where the Sculptra is placed below the temporal muscle, with the Sculptra placed on the bone level.The chances of injuring the nerve which runs through this area is rare in my experience.

Edward Szachowicz, MD, PhD
Minneapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Paralysis following Sculptra

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I have not heard of facial paralysis as a result of Sculptra injections in or near the temple region or on the face.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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