WHAT ARE SCULPTRA® INJECTIONS?

As the first—and original—injectable collagen stimulator containing microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA), Sculptra helps restore facial skin structure, which may provide long-lasting skin improvement.

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HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

On average, you will have 2 to 3 treatment sessions over the course of a few months. The number of injections at each session will vary based on the treatment plan determined by you and your aesthetic professional.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Most clinical study participants saw results as soon as 1 month, with sustained results for up to 2 years. Work with your aesthetics professional on a treatment plan. Typical treatment is 3 sessions spaced at least 3 to 4 weeks apart.

WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • Allergy to any ingredient of the product

  • History of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring

  • Pregnant, lactating, or breastfeeding

  • Under 18 years of age

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1 week prior to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to your injection to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2 -3 days before treatment (Ex: tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone)

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment.

WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or stinging during and following injection. Redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may also be visible.

  • Massage the treated area to evenly distribute Sculptra. A good rule of thumb is 5-5-5: Massage the injected area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days in a row.

  • If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment.

  • Ice (but avoid firm pressure) for 15 minutes 3 times the day of treatment

  • You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort

  • You may apply or take Arnica tablets to help decrease the amount of bruising

  • Avoid extended UV exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Apply SPF.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours to reduce bruising. You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately

  • Avoid laser, IPL, or skin tightening treatments of the area for at least 2-3 weeks

  • You may continue your topical products as mentioned above 1 week after injection