Pre & Post Care

Sculptra pre CaRE instructions

•  Avoid using Aspirin, NSAIDS (Tylenol is ok), Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids up to 1 week before (or after) your treatment to avoid increased  risk of bruising. 
•  Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for a minimum of 12 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra bruising
•  Using Topical or oral Arnica  2-3 days prior to your injection may help reduce the risk of bruising
•  Avoid potentially irritating products such as tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide and hydroquinone  2 -3 days before and after treatment 
•  Avoid using makeup for about 4 hours prior to receiving your treatment.
•  No Dental work 1 month before (or after) your treatment. 

Please call us at 915-291-0844 with any questions or concerns.


• Massage treatment areas in a circular motion for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days post treatment.
•  Apply Ice pack (but avoid firm pressure) for 15 minutes 3 times the day of treatment.
•  You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol for any discomfort.
*You may experience moderate swelling and redness with possible bruising after treatment. These symptoms usually resolve in about 7 days*
•  Avoid UV light + heat i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds, hot showers, hot yoga, strenuous exercise etc. until swelling has resolved.
•  Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours to reduce the amount of bruising.  •  Avoid laser, IPL, or skin tightening treatments for at least 2-3 weeks  
•  Apply clean cool compresses to treated area to reduce swelling
•  Treated area can be washed with a gentle cleanser.