I had one appointment of Sculptra injections 10 months ago to correct my really thin face. I am 47 and in very good health, and Sculptra appealed to me because it "uses your own body's natural collagen". I had no idea how scary that would become.
2 vials were administered in my cheek area only. We avoided using it anywhere else. I quickly had a lump which was treated with subsision and kenalog, twice. It came back. It is visible and several others have arrived, they do not show. I also have a squishy area that feels kind of gel-like in my cheek. It is not hard like the lumps, but I wonder if it will become one. I am afraid-- and don't know what to expect. My Dr. says we will treat them if they show, and leave them alone if they don't.
I did call the company that makes Sculptra and spoke at length with one of their pharmacists. This was actually quite informative. I was asked to make a report of my adverse reactions which I did, and I suggest everyone with Sculptra issues does this as well. What I am left with wondering how is just how much more lumpiness I can expect to occur before the Sculptra runs its course and biodegrades? I don't need more fuel to add to my panic. What I would like are clear ideas and suggestions from someone who has a good handle on how Sculptra works in the body.
How long does Sculptra remain in the body before biodegrading? How long can one expect lumps to continue to arrive after one injection appointment? Do lumps ever go away on their own? If so, how long can it take? Short of surgery, what other measures are good to try to eliminate lumps? I am already worried sick about this whole ordeal. I feel very foolish and have no intention of using Sculptra again, but this where I am today. Any healthy input would be welcome.