What to expect
Your Sculptra® appointment
A trained medical professional administers Sculptra in a series of injection sessions. Patients typically require an average of 3 treatments over a few months, but your healthcare practitioner will tailor the sessions to you.
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Discuss your aesthetics goals with your injector to determine a treatment plan that is right for you. This is your time to get all your questions answered. Arriving early may help you better maximize your appointment time.
Your healthcare provider may use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Please be sure to review our full Important Safety Information. You should not receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.
Any swelling that may occur after treatments usually subsides within a few days, and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
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You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
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A cold pack or ice pack will help reduce any common swelling. Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped cold pack to the treated area for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
Massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days after treatment, as recommended by your physician.
After treatment, excessive sunlight and ultraviolet lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness go away. Your doctor will provide guidelines on sunscreen protection and how to avoid excessive sunlight.
Remember, you won’t see dramatic improvement immediately after treatment. To achieve full results, be sure to keep any follow-up appointments in your treatment series.
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Please see full Important Safety Informationfor Sculptra, for frown lines between the brows, including Distant Spread of Toxin Effect Boxed Warning at bottom of page.
Important Safety Information:
Sculptra® (injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA)) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies, fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek region, and other facial wrinkles.
Important Safety Information
Indication: Sculptra® (injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA)) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies, fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek region, and other facial wrinkles.
Sculptra should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
Sculptra has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained healthcare practitioner. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.
Sculptra should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Sculptra should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area.
The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.
Sculptra is available only through a licensed practitioner. View the complete Instructions for Use.