Immediately following a Sculptra injection, redness, swelling and/or bruising may occur at the injection site. Injection-related swelling typically resolves within several hours to a few days. Patients treated with anticoagulants may run the risk of hematoma (blood spot under the skin) or localized bleeding at the injection site.
Small papules (solid bumps) in the treatment area may occur. These subcutaneous (beneath the skin) papules are typically not visible and may be noticed only upon pressing on the treatment area. Visible nodules (small rounded lumps) or areas of induration have been noted in the injection area and are occasionally associated with inflammation or discolouration.
Other reported adverse reactions include: injection site abscess, injection site infection including cellulitis (facial), staphylococcal infection, local infection, granuloma formation, allergic reaction, injection site urticaria, injection site swelling, skin hypertrophy and injection site atrophy, hypersensitivity, angioedema, telangiectasias and skin sarcoidosis. Scarring and skin discolouration have also been reported.
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