Sculptra – Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

Sculptra – Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

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What can I expect from my treatments?

Sculptra gradually restores lost volume

  • Afteryourtreatmentvisit,itmayappearthatSculptraworked immediately; this is due to swelling from the injections.
  • Injection-relatedswellingtypicallyresolvesinafewhourstoafewdays, so the original skin depression may initially reappear.
  • Thedepressionshouldthengraduallyimproveagainwithinseveral weeks as the treatment effect of Sculptra occurs.

Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the full effect

  • Afterthetreatmentsession,makeanappointmentwithyour healthcare practitioner for your next evaluation and/or treatment no sooner than 4 weeks or as indicated by your healthcare practitioner.

 

What can I do to help with the treatment results?

To help ensure the safe use of and to obtain optimal results with Sculptra, it is important that you comply with the aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare practitioner after every Sculptra treatment session.

  • Have an ice pack ready
    • Apply ice (in a clean washcloth or an ice pack) to the treated area intermittently after treatment to minimize swelling and/or bruising.
    • Avoid direct contact of the ice with the skin.
  • Give yourself facial massages
    • Thoroughly massage the treated area in a circular fashion for 5 minutes, 5 times daily for 5 days after each treatment session;
      • This will help provide an even distribution of Sculptra to promote a natural-looking correction.
    • Use a moisturizing cream to help reduce the friction on the skin surface during massage.
  • Avoid excess sunlight and UV exposure
    • Minimize exposure of the treated area to excessive sunlight and avoid UV lamp exposure until any initial swelling and redness have disappeared.

Are there any adverse reactions?

  • Report any worsening or prolonged symptoms to your healthcare practitioner
    • Sculptra may cause redness, swelling and/or bruising in the treatment area immediately after an injection session:– Injection-related swelling typically resolves within a few hours to a few days.
    • Side effects usually resulting from the injections are transient bleeding from an area the size of the point of the needle or transient pain, localized redness at the injection site, ecchymosis and hematoma.
  • Report any side effects to your healthcare practitioner
    • TreatmentwithSculptracanresultinsmallpapules(bumps) or visible nodules in the treatment area;
      • They are typically not visible and asymptomatic and may be noticed only upon pressing on the treatment area.
      • Nodules are occasionally associated with inflammation or discolouration.

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