I was never given any warnings. I was told that sculptra was an inert biocompatable biodegradable filler that would stimulate the skin to appear thicker and cover an old injury i had. I was told allergy testing isnt needed because it is made of the same stuff that absorbable sutures is made of. (I have had absorbable sutures, no problem there). I was never given any literature on the product from the Dr or the manufacturer. I was told it is off label use as it has been approved by the FDA for facial wasteing conditions. That it has been used successfully in Europe for many years and by the way BoTox is off label use for cosmetics. Ok..
Well I just had it injected one time and one bottle. This was over a year ago. I have large painful lumps called granulomas. I am told am having a "hpersensitivity" by some doctors and "allergic reaction" by others.
It cant be cut out or dissolved or removed and it sure isnt going away. I have been on and off prednisone for over a year. I have periodic fevers and hives and aches and pains i never had before. i would pay ten times what i paid to get it out but no one can get it out.
I dont think the Dr that put it in will ever use it again. I dont think he intended to cause me harm but he sure did cause me harm.
I hide behind fake glasses and am avoid all public interaction. I go to work and that is it. this is a horror. sculptra is a horror. Dont use it. if they warn your of papules or inflamation (I have read about the product now) they re not telling you that inflammation lasts for years. no one knows when it will ever be out of my body. the lumps may never go away.
Don't Use Sculptra!!!!!!