Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that is primarily used to restore volume and treat facial wrinkles. While Sculptra is considered safe and effective when administered by a trained medical professional, it carries some potential risks and side effects.

Potential Risks of Sculptra:

  • Injection-related side effects: These may include redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, or itching at the injection site. These effects are typically temporary and resolve on their own.
  • Nodule formation: Sculptra stimulates collagen production, and in some cases, small nodules or lumps may develop under the skin at the injection site. These nodules can be visible or palpable and may require further treatment, such as massage or injections with additional medication.
  • Allergic reactions: While rare, allergic reactions to Sculptra can occur. Symptoms may include itching, rash, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Infection: As with any invasive procedure, there is a risk of infection. It is essential to have the treatment performed by a trained medical professional in a sterile environment to minimize this risk.
  • Granuloma formation: In some cases, Sculptra injections can lead to the development of granulomas, which are small lumps or bumps formed by an inflammatory response. Granulomas may require medical intervention, such as corticosteroid injections or surgical removal.
  • Migration: Although uncommon, there is a risk of Sculptra migrating from the injection site to other areas of the face. This can cause unwanted lumps or irregularities.

It is crucial to discuss these risks and potential side effects with a qualified healthcare provider before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure Our Dermatologist in Dubai, Dr. Ahmad Othman, can provide you with more personalized information and help determine if Sculptra is suitable for you based on your medical history and individual circumstances.


At Derma One in Dubai, Dr. Ahmed Othman, a renowned dermatologist, specializes in delivering exceptional Sculptra treatments. Our state-of-the-art facility ensures the highest quality of care and outstanding results for Sculptra treatments in Dubai. Experience the game-changing benefits of Sculptra at Derma One in Dubai and transform your appearance.

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