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Sculptra Aftercare

Post-procedure care is very important. Unnecessary pain and complications including excessive swelling and bruising can be minimized if these instructions are followed carefully.

Following Injection:

  • Facial Massage: massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day, for 5 days post treatment 
  • The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps
  • For the first 24 hours after injection, use a cold pack to help reduce swelling; never apply ice directly onto the skin 
  • Avoid excessive sunlight or UV exposure until swelling and redness resolve. Always apply SPF.
  • Use acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed on package if needed (avoid ibuprofen (Advil) or other NSAIDs for 24 hours post injection)
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post injection
  • Avoid facials and other facial procedures and treatments (such as lasers, microdermabrasion, microneedling, dermaplaning, etc.) for 2-3 weeks
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine for 24-48 hours after injection 
  • Gently wash face the night of treatment

Call our office immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: 

  • Worsening pain at or near the injection site, increasing in severity over time.
  • Any area of pale skin/lip which may indicate a lack of blood flow.
  • Any discoloration of the skin outside of the area that was injected including a splotchy or mottled appearance.
  • If you are unable to reach our office, report to an emergency room for immediate care. 

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