Sculptra Pre & Post Care

Pre Care

  • Avoid all blood thinners 1 week before having your injection. This may include: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginko biloba, and Primrose oil.
  • Avoid alcohol 1-2 days prior to treatment to lessen chances of bruising.
  • Bruising and swelling are always a possibility. Plan procedures 2-3 weeks before important events.
  • No dental work 2 weeks prior to your treatment
  • Arnica is optional prior to treatment to help minimize bruising. We carry multiple options within our office.
  • If possible, come to your appointment with a clean face, free of makeup.
  • We will not treat you with injectables if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Please eat before your appointment as there as in increase for light-headedness/fainting when receiving treatment on an empty stomach

Post Care

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
  • Avoid blood thinners for one week after treatment. Arnica or Alastin’s Enhance Post Injection Serum is an option and can lessen bruising.
  • Do not apply makeup, preferably for 4 hours after treatment. Waiting 24 hours is best.
  • Continue to avoid alcohol for 1-2 days if bruising occurs as it could worsen.
  • Call the office immediately if the areas treated become red, hot to the touch, or blanched white days after treatment.
  • Massage areas treated five times a day, for five minutes, for five days. Five, five, five.
  • Following treatments should be set six to eight weeks apart (this may vary with injectors). Number of treatments will vary from patient to patient.
  • Massage the area with clean dry hands. (You may use mild moisturizer to massage the skin.)

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