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I am thinking of having sculptra in my face is this safe

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I am thinking of having sculptra in my face is this safe with thyroid disorders?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Yes.

This is safe.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I had read somewhere that you should avoid sculptra if you have an autoimmune disease so was a bit worried about having a reaction by my body rejecting it.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

That is for you and your doctor to decide. Not a question and answer service.

But: thyroid disease does not require immune suppressing agents.

I am assuming you don't have an autoimmune disease that you have not told me about, and that you are not on an immune suppressing drug.

If you were on an immune suppressing drug, you would want to avoid the procedure.

Hope that makes sense.

Talk with your doctors as well.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your reply I was diagnosed with post partum Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and take thyroxine everyday to keep it stable. I always thought thyroid disorders where auto immune diseases? So that's why I asked the question if in your opinion sculptra was safe? Many thanks
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Autoimmune does not mean immune suppressed.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does immune suppressed mean?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Means a drug or disease lowers your immunity.

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