Sculptra® can help patients achieve the perfect bikini bottom without the challenge of exercise and dieting alone. With a Sculptra® Butt Lift, your behind can become rounder, more contoured, and fuller to make you feel more confident without the discomfort or downtime associated with invasive procedures.
WHAT IS A SCULPTRA® BUTT LIFT?
A Sculptra® Butt Lift is a non-surgical procedure to give volume and re-sculpt the behind. Sculptra® is a synthetic material known as poly–L–lactic acid. It is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body).
HOW DOES SCULPTRA® WORK?
Sculptra® works deep under the skin to stimulate the body to produce more collagen. The skin on your buttocks will smooth out, plump up and firm up as collagen levels increase. Over time, patients will notice a visible volume difference in the buttocks. No matter how old you are, you’ll experience a healthier and faster production of collagen in the time following your treatment
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MY SCULPTRA® TREATMENT?
Painless injections of a Sculptra® are made under the skin, which stimulates the growth of collagen. The treatment takes 60 minutes to perform and no downtime is involved. The treatments are scheduled in two-month intervals so a client can expect to see gradual improvements over time.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER MY SCULPTRA® TREATMENT?
You can expect to see the results of Sculptra gradually. The results look natural and subtle, so you won’t have to explain to others a dramatic, overnight transformation in your appearance.
HOW LONG WILL SCULPTRA® LAST?
The effects of Sculptra® are quite long lasting, especially with maintenance treatments and can last for approximately 2–3 years.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SCULPTRA®?
Patients may notice slight swelling and bruising at the treatment site. These side effects usually disappear within the first week after treatment. Patients can resume most activities immediately. Your health care practitioner will review all the rare potential side effects at your complimentary initial consultation.
PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCULPTRA® BUTT LIFT
Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Schedule your Sculptra appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation as bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash or blemish on the area being treated.
Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of light-headedness during your treatment.
POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCULPTRA® BUTT LIFT
Patients may resume normal activities including sitting immediately.
Massage the treated area following the 5-5-5 rule. Massage five times a day, for five minutes for the next five days to disperse the product and prevent collagen lumps from forming.
Some patients may experience discomfort which should settle within 24 hours. If you continue to feel pain, patients can take Acetaminophen for relief.
Do not use any makeup or exfoliating agents on your skin for at least 72 hours following your treatment.
Avoid extensive sun, tanning beds, steam or sauna rooms or any other activity that involves heating the skin for 72 hours following your treatment.
Avoid any kind of laser treatments or skincare products that can cause damage or peeling for two weeks following your procedure.
The results of Sculptra Butt lift can take 4-6 months to become apparent as the injection works to slowly boost your body’s collagen production.
Results last between two and three years, although some have reported that Sculptra can continue to enhance collagen production for as long as five years, or even longer. Patients will most likely find that touch-up injections are required after two years to prolong the effects of your treatment.
Please do not hesitate to call our office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Sculptra Butt Lift treatment or aftercare.