Sculptra Side Effects

Sculptra Side Effects

Sculptra - also known as Poly-L-lactic acid (Poly-L) has been used medically for decades throughout the body (most commonly in the form of dissolvable sutures) without any adverse side effects.

Poly-L is naturally occurring in the body and used by tens of millions of patients in a large variety of medical procedures and there have been no reported cases of allergic reactions.    

The specific use of Poly-L, as Sculptra in cosmetic treatments can, in some instances, offer the possibility of undesirable cosmetic results. Reports of localized nodules or lumps in the treated areas have occurred. These are the results of natural collagen growth - are very easily remedied with appropriate post care procedures - and are not of medical concern but may detract from the desired cosmetic results.  Though they will disappear over time, the best way to prevent them in the first place is to follow your physician’s directions for post-treatment care. Diligent massaging of the treated areas for the first few days has proven to be significant to minimizing this problem. Of course, as in any cosmetic procedure, the possibility of bruising and swelling is always present and if it occurs, usually resolves in a few days. Sculptra treatments are typically less prone to these occurrences then other products.   

Sculptra is not a dermal filler; instead, Sculptra acts as a bio-stimulator accelerating your body’s own normal collagen growth. The small amount typically used is absorbed by the body in just a few months with the resulting collagen lasting years.  An experienced physician can direct this collagen to create/establish a natural, more youthful appearance that can be further balanced and enhanced over time. With occasional touch-up treatments, one’s natural aging process can be slowed or reversed while creating the look of ageless beauty.
"...very pleased with the results. The look is very natural and the onset of the enhancement was very gradual so nobody really noticed I'd "had work" done. Love the look, love the result..."

"...More importantly, the one administering it is a M.D. I do not think I could trust anyone that was not a doctor injecting anything in my face. It took about 2 hours for her to inject the Sculptra. She was awesome about questions and educating me. She wanted to make sure I was comfortable with the procedure. I also like the fact that Med Spa Plus and Dr. C herself are not pushy sales people. She is able to tell you why things are they way they are and why these changes happen and just doesn't hype products to sell you. I choose Sculptra on my own after she explained all options that could work for my face and the results I was hoping to see..." My rating: 5 stars
  “Once again you’ve made another positive and medically sound difference in someone’s life.”
- Mary B.

“My family doctor commented during a recent visit how much more rested I looked since he last saw me.  Thank you again for reassuring me that it’s never too late to improve your appearance.”
- Dorothy T.

“I have completed 5 treatments with you … I have a few experiences I would like to share.  One night my husband decided we’ll take the kids out for dinner.  I immediately headed for the bedroom to do my makeup.  My husband stopped me and asked where I was going.  I said, “I’m going to put my makeup on.”  He looked dumbfounded.  These next words will ring in my heart forever.  He said … “I didn’t realize you don’t have any makeup on.”  Now that’s huge! … I love what have done and are doing for me.” 
- Melinda H.