The following after Sculptra care advice is recommended for all of Dr Teri Johnson’s patients.
After Sculptra Treatment:
Most people are able to continue with normal activities and no down time.
Redness, pin prick marks, slight tenderness and swelling is usually noticeable immediately after but this usually subsides after a few days.
Most people are comfortable with their appearance and are happy to leave the clinic and resume normal activities even shopping and going out for lunch.
Important Sculptra after care recommendations:
- No Make-up for 24 hours to avoid the risk of infection.
- Wash you hands thoroughly before performing your massage.
- Avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sun bathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 2 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling.
- It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment.
What side effect should I expect ?
Bruising may occur, which can be visible immediately, however it may not be apparent for a few days. Most bruises last only a few days, however sometimes they can last a week or more.
Should you experience bruising Dr Teri can give you some bruise cream as part of you after care. Apply this every few hours to prevent a bruise from coming to the surface and to help the bruise go down quicker.
Do I need to Massage after Sculptra ?
Yes. Massage is a very important part of Sculptra after care. It ensures the even distribution of the product in the tissue and makes sure collagen production occurs evenly and not in clumps.
Massage 5 minutes, 5 times a day over the first 5 days.
After this massage twice daily for 5 minutes for 6 weeks.
When should I see results from Sculptra?
You should notice gradual results over the next several weeks. In general it takes approximately six weeks to see some affects and the effects continue to develop up to a year after treatment, sometimes even longer.
What to do if you have a concern after a Sculptra treatment.
Please do not worry, do not hesitate to contact the clinic if you have any concerns following your treatment.
Ring the clinic during opening hours on 01606 841255.
Please ring the clinic mobile on Sundays and Bank Holidays if you need urgent aftercare advice on 07858 118117.
You can also email Dr Teri here: