For Sculptra, how many vials are needed for that initial series?
Since each of us are individuals, it’s difficult to say with any certainty without an in-person consult. However, a general rule of thumb is to expect 1 vial of Sculptra per decade. So in the 40s, about 4 vials at 2 vials per treatment – that’s 2 treatment sessions; at 50, about 5 vials so 2 sessions with 2 vials and a 3rd session with 1 vial, etc.
Some people need a little more and some a little less depending on bone structure, percent body fat, and quality of the skin, especially the dermis (the deeper layer). Once the initial series is done, generally only 1 treatment (usually 2 vials) a year is needed to maintain. Bruising is partly the individual, partly the technique of the doctor and partly the prenumbing (the numbing creams cause temporary constriction of some blood vessels). Learn more about how to avoid bruising with fillers.
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