Can Wrong VTA Damage the Stylus?

I have been using a Rega P3 and Goldring 1042 combo with the Rega spacer under the arm to add lift to the VTA. The sound sounded extremely bright, so I thought cartridge needed break-in time. I then was reading this forum and thought maybe the brightness is caused by VTA. I have been using this too high VTA setting for about 60 hours now. Could I have caused pernament damage to the stylus?

Thanks for your time,