Sculptra Dilution time frame?

I've read that Sculptra should be diluted hours or pref days before injection. With the Dr. i've been seeing, i bring the 2 vials from the pharmacy, he says he's "going to prepare them" and then i'm injected! 10 mins after i arrive. I haven't gotten lumps from it, but is there a problem with mixing/injecting straight away like that? I suppose he could tell me he's "preparing it" and then he goes and gets pre-prepared ones, but i've always had the impression he uses the ones i bring. Thanks.

Doctor Answers 10

Sculptra dilution time

Sculptra is best diluted at least 24 hours before use. I have it mixed for several days before treating patients.. You need to contact your treating doctor and find out the specific answer to your question about how he is diluting it.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Takes time

It takes time for the Sculptra to dissolve into the tissues.
Ten minutes is not enough.
Best to ask about the preparation with a phone call.

Time from dilution to injection for Sculptra

Dear nullibist:

It is unlikely he would be able to inject Sculptra 10 minutes after dilution, as the dried material does not mix with the diluent immediately. For quite a while after mixing, the Sculptra particles are still clumped and separate from the diluting liquid.

He is probably swapping out premixed vials for your vials. Not sure why he doesn't order it, but if you are having the treatment becasue of a medical condition, it may be required by your insurance plan that you obtain Sculptra from the pharmacy yourself. If so, it makes sense and I can't see any harm to you. He would be protecting you from having to make two visits to his office.

All the best,
Dr. Clark

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
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