SCULPTRA

PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

TREATMENT TIME: 60-90 MINUTES DEPENDING ON HOW MANY VIALS AND TREATMENT AREAS.

ANESTHETIC: TOPICAL NUMBING, LIDOCAINE MIXED WITH SCULPTRA, ICE, VIBRATING T-BAR.RECOVERY TIME: UP TO 2 WEEKS.

NOTICEABLE RESULTS: GRADUALLY SUBTLE/NATURAL RESULTS CAN BE SEEN UP TO 60-90 DAYS AFTER TREATMENT.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: WHOLE TREATMENT PLAN IS 1 VIAL PER DECADE OF LIFE (1-2 VIALS CAN BE PLACED AT THE SAME TIME, TREATMENTS/VIALS ARE SCHEDULED 4-6 WEEKS APART).

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CARE

If approved by your primary care provider, avoid all blood thinners one week before having your injections. This may include Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo biloba, and Primrose oil.

Avoid alcohol 1-2 days prior to treatment to lessen the chances of bruising.

Bruising and swelling are always a possibility. Plan procedures 2-3 weeks before important events.

Oral Arnica is optional prior to treatment to help minimize bruising. Oral/topical Arnica can also be used after your treatment.

If possible, come to your appointment with a clean face, free of make-up. We will not treat you with Sculptra if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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CARE

Following Sculptra injections, most people are able to resume their normal activities. Bruising, swelling, and other side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days.

Apply a cold pack to the affected area for a few minutes at a time within the first 24 hours to help speed your recovery.

The Rule of Five: Following treatment, massage the area five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days.
Avoid excessive sunlight or tanning beds until any swelling and redness have resolved.

It’s important for patients to understand Sculptra’s bio-stimulatory properties. Patients usually begin to experience results from Sculptra between 60-90 days.

The results of Sculptra can last up to two years.

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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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