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Reviews & Stories

A Big Mistake - Massachusetts, MA

Loved the idea that that Sculptra provided a gradual improvement and that it lasted 2 years. My plastic surgeon (Harvard University Board Certified) is very conservative so I did not do a thorough research. Had I done so, I would have read about the huge number of serious issues occurring with this product that can rear their ugly faces for years to come. I am presently struggling with the... READ MORE

Questions from Joanie21431

Can Nodules Caused by Sculptra Cause Excessive Saliva in Mouth?

In Fall of 2011' I had 2 injections of Sculptra over 3 mos. In March of 2012 I had a 4 tooth dental bridge. In May of 2012 I developed nodules inside cheeks that were biopsied... READ MORE

Is It Possible for Nodules Inside Cheek to Seep into Gums and Mouth?

I had a 4 tooth bridge put in in March and shortly after developed several nodules inside my cheeks that have been biopsied as chronic Sialadenitis and incipient mucus escape... READ MORE

Can Sculptra Be Removed?

I had 2 Sculptra treatments and have developed several nodules inside my cheeks. Can these nodules be removed? READ MORE

What Are Possible Side Effects of Using Steroids to Dissolve Sculptra Nodules?

Sculptra nodules ( formed about 5 mos after 2nd injection)diagnosed as chronic sialadentitis and incipient mucus escape reaction have caused excessive saliva in my mouth that... READ MORE

Can Dental Work Interfere with Sculptra?

5 mos after a second SCulptra injection, I had a dental bridge. Within 2 days I noticed large nodules inside my cheeks and have since experienced constant excessive saliva.... READ MORE

Will Kenalog Help with Inflammed Saliva Glands?

Developed nodules inside cheeks as result of Sculptra. Most nodules have been excised but experiencing excessive saliva with incipient Mucus release? will Kenalog injections... READ MORE

What Will Cure Inflammation of Salivary Glands Due to Complications of Sculptra?

Has 2injections of Sculptra in Fall 2011. March 2012 had 4 tooth bridge . Within 3 days, developed several large nodules inside my cheeks and began experiencing saliva with... READ MORE

Kenalog Injections Alone Do Not Seem to Be Helping Excessive Mucus in Saliva. Would Adding FU 5 Increase Chances of Success?

Had 2 Sculptra injections Fall 2011. Had 4 tooth bridge in March 2012. immediately developed large granulomas inside cheeks. Been on antibiotics for 9 mos. Had excisions. Have... READ MORE

Does Dental Work in Conjunction with Sculptra Cause Inflammation and Lumps and if So, What Can Help?

Seems to be a clear connection between dental work and Sculptra problems with inflammation and lumps. Comments and suggestions as to what remedies you suggest. READ MORE

Can Dental Work (Implants/bridges) Overstimulate the Immune System?

Had 4 tooth bridge 5 mos after a second Sculptra treatment. Immediately experienced lumps and inflamation. continue to be experiencing constant excessive mucous saliva despite... READ MORE

Discussions started by Joanie21431

Has anyone experienced excessive saliva as a result of nodules formed by Sculptra?

5 months after having Sculptra injections  I had a dental bridge put in.  a few days later I noticed large  nodules inside my cheeks.  they have been... READ MORE

Recent comments from Joanie21431

I should have mentioned that I had major dental work about 3 mos after my second Sculptra injection. I have read of several incidents of problems arising with sculptra and dental work. Neither my plastic surgeon nor my dentist (both... READ COMMENT

I am so very sorry to hear of your horrible problems. I know Johns Hopkins is a wonderful place to get expert treatment. I pray your nightmare may soon be over. READ COMMENT

After incisions, steroid shots and antibiotics (none of which helped at all) I am now seeing an oral pathologist. She suspects my salivary glands have been affected. It appears that my parotid gland is not producing serous (the watery... READ COMMENT

My plastic surgeon in Massachusetts has given me the Kenalog injections. I have had 5' spaced 3 weeks apart. the lumps are smaller but still hard and the mucousy saliva is still a major issue. I was on Doxycycline for 8 mos with no... READ COMMENT

Hi jostarr, Not sure what your situation regarding Sculptra is. I may have missed your story. Could you let me know. thanks. READ COMMENT