Sculptra - extreme puffy face and hardness at Injection sites. Massaging areas as instructed.

I had my first sculptura session three months ago, during which 2 vials were used to address my hollow cheeks. Within 3 days the swelling had subsided and my face was back to normal. Four days ago I underwent my second session, where I had an additional 1 vial divided into my lower cheek areas. My whole lower face is extremely puffy and distorted and both injection sites are hard and sensitive. I did not experience this during my first session. How long do I wait before this dissolves?

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Sculptra - extreme puffy face and hardness at injection sites. Massaging areas as instructed.

Thank you for sharing your question and congratulations on your continued Sculptra treatments.  The swelling that normally accompanies a treatment session abates in the first few days after treatment with long-term results developing weeks later as your body develops new collagen.  Extreme puffiness is not common so I would reach out to your injector to make sure you are not having a reaction.  Hope this helps.


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