As with any facial filler, there are possible side effects which include mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. Other more serious side effects such as anaphylaxis, accidental injection into a blood vessel, or tissue necrosis are rare and should be discussed with Dr. Tansavatdi. If you’re using substances that reduce coagulation such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil ®), warfarin, fish oil, vitamin E, and other herbal vitamins, you should discontinue use at least one week before injections to decrease the risk of bruising.
To minimize side effects and maximize your satisfaction with the treatment, it is essential that you select a qualified medical professional who understands how to prepare Sculptra, as well as the proper depth, volume, and placement of each injection. Dr. Tansavatdi is highly experienced and skilled with Sculptra. As a facial plastic surgeon who is an expert of the human face, she understands exactly how to administer this treatment.