Sculptra is a collagen stimulator used for facial cosmetics. The Sculptra product itself is
not providing the filling action but instead causes a reaction in the skin, which forms new collagen. Depending on the area treated, skin type and injection technique the effect of Sculptra lasts approximately 2 years after the last treatment. Sculptra requires a series of treatments to achieve adequate filling for most skin defects. You should discuss your treatment plan fully with your Healthcare Provider before beginning treatment.
Sculptra is injected under the skin in the area to be treated (usually the face) using several injections per area. These injections are mildly painful. The treated areas will be mildly sore for up to 3 days after treatment. Your skin will be deeply massaged/manipulated by the doctor after treatment. You may resume normal activity immediately.
Your skin may appear "lumpy" and mildly red or swollen for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. This is normal. There may be mild bruising of the skin, especially if treatment is around the eyes, which may last for up to 7 days. If swelling is severe, pain or bruising is increasing, or fever develops, call the clinic where your Sculptra was administered. You will have puffiness (not severe) for up to 10 days after the procedure. This is simply the water used to carry the Sculptra product into your skin, and most of this is reabsorbed within the first week.
The effect of Sculptra is slow and gradual as your skin forms collagen around the product crystals. Your best results are seen about 3 months after your last treatment. Please be patient!
Other possible adverse events:
Temporary numbness or tingling in the treated area.
Temporary partial facial muscle paralysis (from the lidocaine anesthetic), lasting less than 2 hours.
Infection at the injection sites. This would be very rare and treated with routine antibiotics.
Small "bumps" rarely (~1%) form deep in the skin in the treated areas, which may or may not become visually apparent. This represents new collagen, which has formed deep in the skin.
I understand that post-treatment massage is an important part of my treatment and I commit to following my Healthcare Professional’s advice on this.
I confirm that I have have not taken Aspirin, Ibuprofen/Motrin, Aleve, and Vitamin E pills for 1 week prior to treatment.
I confirm that I have read the above and consent to have Sculptra treatment. If I have any questions about the treatment, I will ask the practitioner before treatment begins.
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