Can a Sculptra nodule/bump be dissolved or do they have to be surgically removed?
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of questions and problems out there in the aesthetic universe on this one. I will be honest here. In over 10 years of using a lot of Sculptra, I have only had to remove 1 nodule surgically and the scar is not visible. I’m hoping the below will help all of you. Understanding Sculptra.
- Tiny or very small and invisible Sculptra bumps are normal and shouldn’t be manipulated in my opinion. They go away gradually on their own and are invisible;
- Most smallish Sculptra bumps, if identified early, can just be massaged out by massaging every night for about a minute with lotion for 2-4 weeks. After a Sculptra treatment, we have our patients do two weeks of frequent (see the company protocol) massage and then massage once a week for 2-3 months for about a minute so that any bump formation will be caught early;
- If the bump isn’t gone after #2, then I can usually dissolve these slowly over 2-6 months. Since this is technical, if your board certified doctor wants to call my office, I will talk them through this. They need to identify themselves as a doctor, and leave a full name and phone number;
- Surgical removal should be very rare and a last resort, in my opinion.
Hope this helps, Dr. I