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Sculptra Instructions

Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is a collagen stimulating “filler” used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and to achieve a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Pre Treatment

To reduce the chances of bruising, avoid blood thinners such as those listed below for 7 days prior to your treatment. Importantly, do not stop any prescription blood thinners or other medications (even Aspirin) if prescribed. 
Fish oil (Omega 3 fatty acids)
Aspirin *
Ginkgo Biloba
Ibuprofen (Advil, Aleve, Motrin)
Vitamin E
St. John’s Wort
*If you have been prescribed Aspirin, do not discontinue unless okayed by the prescriber.

Day of Treatment

  • Avoid wearing makeup to your appointment.

  • Drink water and eat something prior to your treatment.

  • Do not plan any dental procedures 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your treatment.

  • If you have ever had a cold sore, please let our office know. We may write you a prescription for a medication to help prevent cold sore recurrence from your treatment. 

Aftercare Instructions

  • Massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day for 5 days after treatment. The massage is necessary to distribute the product evenly. Even if it is slightly painful to massage the treated areas for the first couple of days, it is still necessary. 

  • Within the first 24 hours after your treatment, apply an ice pack or ice wrapped in a cloth (avoid putting ice directly on your skin) to the treatment area to help reduce swelling.

  • You may start applying make-up 4 hours after treatment. 

  • Avoid sun and UV exposure until swelling and redness have resolved. Proper sunscreen use is always important. 

Points to Remember After your Sculptra Treatment

  • A few days after treatment, the post treatment swelling will have resolved and your face will look as it did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. Over the next several weeks, your body will slowly begin to produce collagen. It’s important to remember that Sculptra works over weeks to months to gradually replace lost collagen. 

  • You should start seeing results 3-6 months after the first few treatment sessions. 

  • Most patients require multiple treatments with Sculptra for optimal results. On average patients need 3 treatment sessions with each spaced 4-8 weeks apart. 

Please call if you have any questions or concerns: 815-249-1025

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