Tips to Prepare Yourself Before Sculptra Treatment

Getting a cosmetic treatment like Sculptra has its own perks, including giving you a more youthful appearance. As a person ages, skin undergoes changes too, and seeing you lose your charm to the age can be tricky. If you have opted for Sculptra body treament for the first time, the process can be overwhelming and intimidating. 

Understanding what to do and things you should avoid is important for the best results. However, remember that you should also speak to your clinic to provide you with the best solutions to prepare yourself before the treatment. 

How to prepare yourself before your treatment?

Here are a few reminders to keep in mind while preparing yourself for Sculptra treatment. 

  • Think About Your Goals 

Before booking your Sculptra appointment for Sculptra, spend time thinking about what you want to achieve. Do you want to restore lost volume subtly? Define and contour specific areas like your cheeks or temples. Remember, understanding your objectives will help guide appropriate treatment. You should also discuss goals thoroughly with your provider during your consultation to make your decision easier. 

  • Schedule your appointment properly by planning for the days ahead. 

Properly planning and scheduling your appointment for Sculptra is important. After the process, you might experience discomfort and swelling, which is why you might want to schedule your appointment when you can take a leave from work. Depending on the body part, the time you need to take off will vary. However, keep at least 3-4 days off so you can take a break and relax. 

  • Understand the restrictions and what to avoid.

Make sure you avoid blood-thinning over-the-counter medications. These include aspirin and ibuprofen. In addition, avoid: 

  • Consuming alcohol before and after 24 hours of the treatment 
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Garlic supplements
  • Flax oil
  • Vitam A and E
  • Sun exposure

Also, note that you should inform your provider about any medications you are currently taking. This will help them to understand if it will cause a problem with your treatment. They might recommend Arnica gel for its bruise healing properties and also recommend if you need any medications prior to your treatment.

  • Stay hydrated and get sufficient sleep. 

You would want to stay relaxed for your treatment. Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Additionally, get proper 8-hour sleep. 

  • Do not apply makeup 

When you go for the appointment, irrespective of the area of treatment, avoid wearing makeup or even moisturizer to the area. With a clean area, you can avoid irritation and reduce the chances of infection.