Sculptra Pre + Post Care Instructions

TREATMENT TIME: 60-90 Minutes
ANESTHETIC: Topical Numbing, Injectable Numbing, Ice, and/or Vibrating T-Bar
RECOVERY TIME: Up to 2 weeks for bruising. Swelling is typical for a couple days.
NOTICEABLE RESULTS: Subtle results will develop over 6-12 weeks after treatment. Results will not be noticeable until then.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: Whole treatment plan is typically 1 vial per decade of life. 1-2 vials done per treatment, typically scheduled 6-8 weeks apart.


If approved by your prescribing provider, avoid all blood thinners one week before having your injections. This may include Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, and Primrose oil.

Avoid alcohol 1-2 days prior to treatment to lessen the chances of bruising.

Plan procedure 2-3 weeks before important events.

Oral Arnica is optional prior to treatment to help minimize bruising.

If possible, come to your appointment with a clean face, free of make-up.

We will not treat you with Sculptra if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Bruising, swelling, and other side effects are usually mild and often subside within a few days.

Avoid strenuous activity, sauna use, hot tubs, or other high heat activity for 48 hours after treatment.

The 5-5-5 Rule: massage the treated areas 5 minutes at a time, 5 times a day, for 5 days.

Results from Sculptra are typically best seen between 60-90 days after final vial from initial treatment plan. Very normal to have "lackluster" effects during the early stages of your Sculptra treatment plan.

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