Sculptra Side Effects
Common side effects include temporary pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, and/or swelling at the injection site. Other side effects may include small bumps under the skin that are noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.
Who shouldn't use it: Sculptra should be avoided by anyone with a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Sculptra should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area. It's not meant for lip plumping - Sculptra is not to be injected into the red area of the lip. Use in the skin near the eyes is similarly not recommended.
Drawbacks: Sculptra results are not immediate. Multiple injections are typically required to get your desired level of fullness. Sculptra treatments take at least two hours to prepare, so you'll need to schedule your appointment well in advance.
Recovery Time For Sculptra
Sculptra injections should not keep you from returning to the office.
After care for Sculptra: Massage the injection site with topical arnica (an herbal cream) for five nights to minimize bruising, pain, and nodule formation.