Are Dysport/Botox and Sculptra compatible? A problem!
I’m glad you asked this because you bring up a couple of good points for everyone to remember. Here’s what to keep in mind:
- Sculptra is the only filler that comes in vials and is mixed a day or two prior to treatment with sterile water. Right before treatment some lidocaine (numbing agent) is added, so when it’s injected those liquids go into the skin also;
- Those liquids are absorbed on their own over about 3 days which is why there’s that nice plumpness to the skin during that time. Those liquids go away and then very slowly the Sculptra starts to build your own collagen;
- While those liquids are in the skin (wait at least 4-7 days), you don’t want to have Botox/Dysport injected because the liquid can cause them to migrate where you don’t want the Botox/Dysport;
- Sculptra is a wonderful, natural looking filler that builds your own collagen. It is however, trickier for dermatologists/doctors to use so it’s good to make sure all your questions are answered before having treatments
- Also remember that Dysport migrates naturally more than Botox does. In some patients that’s a plus but in others, it can cause problems.
Hope this helps, Dr. I