Sculptra: Good Stuff - Seattle
- updated 2 years ago
I've had sculptra injected on three occasions...
- 28 Jan 2007
I've had sculptra injected on three occasions. I had spots on my chin under the corners of my mouth that had caved in.
My doctor not only injected (a full vial) into lines around my nose and mouth, but also above my cheekbones. Someone later told me that I had "happy cheeks," which is a good description of the result.
I massaged thoroughly as instructed afterward, and did get one small lump near the corner of my mouth. Since it is invisible, I have not taken steps (a drop of steriod may be injected to dispell the lump) to remove it.
Like Thermage, Sculptra takes months to see the results, and I have seen a significant improvement. I liked the concept that Sculptra works by stimulating your body to make more of your own natual collagen to plump up lines.
Had it injected along with a Thermage session under anesthesia.
I've had sculptra injections each fall since...
- 14 Sep 2010
Bruising with Sculptra Injections: I've had...
- 27 Mar 2011
Eliminate blood thinners: aspirin, red wine/alcohol, vitamin e, fish oil and ginkgo. Google your siupplements for blood thinning action if you are unsure. I'm pretty sure that vitamin e and fish oil intake made for more bruising after my first few procedures.
Use Sinecch (oral arnica) before the procedue and during recovery.
I first three times I had scuptra injections I had them simultaneously with thermage...which heated my dermis and made the bruising gastly. Now I have the scuptra injections separate from other procedures. Ice BEFORE the procedue to shrink blood vessels and reduce risk needle nicking and resultant bleeding.
I alternate massage with vitamin K cream, arnica cream and ice in between massaging. I got one small nodule near my mounth 5 years ago and it has now dissappeared. I massage vigorously without regard to bruising and have resonded well to every treatment. It has been well worth the time and expense.
While still bruised, I use Jane Iredale loose powder dabbed on the dark spots to camoflage. I've had sculptra under my eyes, in cheeks, maroinette lines, chin and even a bit in my upper lip.
Dr. has artistry - not every doctor does!