Talking to your doctor
Since there are so many types of dermal fillers and anti-aging injectables to choose from, it is wise to consult your doctor to make sure you’re choosing the best treatment for the results you want. Here are some questions that can help facilitate the conversation.
- Am I a good candidate for Sculptra Aesthetic?
- What are the differences between a collagen stimulator and other dermal fillers?
- How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
- Will the results make me look like I’ve had work done?
- What is the difference between Sculptra Aesthetic and other fillers?
- How many treatments do you think I would need?
- When can I expect to see results?
- How long will the results last?
- What are the possible side effects with Sculptra Aesthetic?
- Are there any ingredients in Sculptra Aesthetic that I may be allergic to?
Remember, only those who have been trained to use Sculptra Aesthetic by Galderma should administer Sculptra Aesthetic treatments.
You're worth it
Investing in treatment
The cost of Sculptra Aesthetic treatments varies from physician to physician and from market to market. Your individual needs affect the cost, as well. Some patients need less treatment per session than others.
Compared to other injectable treatments and high-end facial creams, the total cost of a Sculptra Aesthetic treatment package may initially skew higher. However, patients have reported long-lasting, satisfying results with Sculptra Aesthetic. This means Sculptra Aesthetic treatments may offer you more of a long-lasting value than quick fixes that may last only a few months.
Ask your physician for any promotional discounts the practice may offer and be sure to sign up for ASPIRE Galderma Rewards for specials and loyalty discounts that are good for any Galderma aesthetic treatment.
What to expect at your appointment
A trained physician administers Sculptra Aesthetic in a series of injection sessions. Please be sure to review our full Safety and Side Effects information. On average, three treatment sessions are needed over a few months, but your doctor will tailor the sessions to suit your desired outcome. As with any injection, some pain is possible, but your physician may use a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort. You should not receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.
Immediately after each treatment session, you may experience swelling. Swelling usually subsides within a few days, and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
On average, three treatment sessions are needed over a few months.
What to expect after treatment
In the days following your treatments, keep a few things in mind for swift healing and optimum results.
Cold packA cold pack or ice pack will help reduce any common swelling. Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped cold pack to the treated area for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
Facial massageMassage the treated area for five minutes five times a day for five days after treatment, as recommended by your physician.
Avoid sunlightAfter treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness go away. Your doctor will provide guidelines on sunscreen protection and how to avoid excessive sunlight.
Please call your doctor if you have any concerns after treatment or if you experience any side effects.
Remember, you won’t see dramatic improvement immediately after treatment. Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly, improving facial areas gradually without making it look like you’ve had work done. To achieve full results, be sure to keep any follow-up appointments in your treatment series.