Sculptra® Aesthetic

Collagen loss is a natural part of aging and results in wrinkles, skin laxity, loss of elasticity and decreased facial fullness.  Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that gradually replaces lost collagen over a series of treatments and corrects shallow to deep facial wrinkles, folds and hollowness and results can last more than two years.

While there are some similarities between Sculptra® Aesthetics and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, there are many differences, notably the results happen gradually over a few weeks to months and require 2-3 treatments over 3-4 months for optimal results.

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In patients that bruise easily, it may be recommended to pre-treat with Arnica, a homeopathic medication that has been proven to minimize inflammation or bruising.  It is advised to limit the consumption of alcohol and medications like aspirin or NSAIDs (like Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen). This will decrease your risk of bruising from the procedure.

**Do not stop medications that are recommended or prescribed by your health care provider(s) or without first discussing with Dandelion Medical Aesthetics’ Nurse Practitioner or nurse.**

About your treatment:

It is recommended you plan to spend 60-90 minutes for your dermal filler treatment.  Topical numbing medication is utilized to minimize your discomfort, but it needs time to work.  Additionally, great care is taken to ensure the best result when addressing your cosmetic concerns.

Estimated down time:

None, you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following the procedure.  You may experience “social down time” related to potential swelling and/or bruising. The areas treated may feel tender.


It is imperative that you massage the treated areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days.  Continue Arnica, if necessary.