What to Expect on the Day of Sculptra
Your Sculptra treatment will take place in our NYC or Long Island offices where you will be administered either local anesthesia or a topical cream to numb the area and ensure minimal discomfort.
Next, Dr. Hoschander will use a syringe to inject exact amounts of the Sculptra solution into your targeted areas. The injected solution will stimulate collagen production to help you achieve a fuller face with a firmer texture and improved skin quality. Your session will end with a mini massage to the treated area to gently disperse the solution and you will be provided with directions on how to properly massage the treated areas at home.
Depending on the level of change you are attempting, this treatment will take about an hour to complete and you may require two to four sessions for optimal results.
After your session, there will be some immediately noticeable results, but your most optimal results are achieved with multiple treatments performed every two to three months. You can alleviate any mild pain or swelling with a cold pack or Tylenol during the first 24 hours post-procedure. It is crucial to massage the treated area at home using the 5-5-5 technique (5 minutes at a time, 5 times a day, for 5 days).
The exact number of treatments a patient will require will be decided upon during your consultation, however, please keep in mind that this number could change depending on how your body reacts to the treatment.
Once you have done all your recommended treatments and have allowed the Sculptra to settle into place, the treated area(s) of your skin will be fuller, more firm, with improved skin quality.