Important Sculptra Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of bruising, avoid the following for 2 weeks prior to your treatment, unless prescribed by a doctor:

  • Fish oil
  • Aspirin
  • NSAID Pain relievers – Ibuprofen/Naproxin (Tylenol OK)
  • Blood Thinners (get primary physician approval first)
  • Ginkgo Biloba / Ginseng / St. John’s Wort
  • Vitamin E / Exotic or herbal supplements

Do NOT consume alcoholic beverage at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

Schedule your filler appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event in which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation.  Bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.

Be sure to have a good meal, including food and water before treatment.  This will decrease the chance of lightheadedness during your treatment.

Please arrive without makeup.

After Care: Post Sculptra Treatment

Massage treated areas as instructed by your provider.  This typically requires 5 minutes per day for 5 days following your treatment.

No alcohol or exercise for 24 hours after treatment

No sun exposure or exposure to excessive heat (i.e. sun exposure, sauna, hot tub) for 2 hours post treatment (Helps prevent bruising)

It is recommended that make up not be applied to treated area for 24 hours after treatment.

There is a risk of bruising which is only temporary and can be covered up with makeup.  A bruise can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Arnica pills and gel can be used to minimize bruising and swelling and are available for purchase at our office.

If the treated area becomes tender/painful changes color, is oozing, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office right away, at 401-649-0320.  After hours press #2 to reach the Doctor on call.