Sculptra: How soon should (can) painful inflamed lumps be treated? My face is inflamed, heavier and asymmetrical. Ugh. (photos)

I feel like SUCH an idiot. I am very risk adverse yet I opted for this Sculptra without researching it. My excellent PS recommended it and I immediately reacted with pain and inflammation in the cheek bone area, my jaws were soon killing me and I couldn't even open my mouth by bedtime. My PS has never had a patient develop even a nodule. Yes, I massaged. I have 2 large, hard lumps. How soon should (can) these be treated? I've never seen that question asked here.

Doctor Answers 2

Sculptra swelling solutions--prednisone, ibuprofen, Arnkika Forte

Oral diuretics and prednisone can be used for the swelling or consider just ibuprofen.  Arnika Forte helps decrease the risk of swelling and bruising. I recommend following up with your Dr. for options. Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Sculptra pain and swelling early

This is most likely injection related and not Sculptra related. The granulomas associated with Sculptra occurs months later. I would let things settle down. Perhaps a short course of steroids. Sculptra is a safe and long lasting product that has high satisfaction rates. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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