Downtime / Recovery
This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites on the temples, but these will resolve within a few hours.
Required Level of Skill
Low to medium: the key to this treatment is that the injector not overinject the product, because this could lead to a lumpy or outward bulging temple area. Visit Dr. Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to avoid any issues.
Level of Discomfort
None to low: this treatment is performed with an extremely thin gauge needle. Dr. Zuckerman offers a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) as well before treatment if you would like and an ice pack afterwards.
Sculptra® injections are overwhelmingly safe, especially when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Minor, and rare, risks include:
• Tenderness and pain in the targeted area