Lost volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume in the face. In addition to increasing the volume of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that go from the edges of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra increases the natural collagen production in your body so the result is a natural, stronger, and healthier version of your skin. Schedule an appointment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to discover the advantages of this treatment.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Dr. Dauwe is a truly an exceptional surgeon and pays very close attention to details...he developed a customized treatment plan for my scars, performed a complex breast / scar revision and three months later, they look amazing! Recovery was great thanks to excellent pain management provided by Dr. Dauwe. Julie and Sarah (Dr. Dauwe’s staff) are also amazing and respond promptly to any concerns that I may have! Would highly recommend!!"- T.I. / Google / Feb 04, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe did an awesome job! He explains procedures well, compassionate and sets expectations to help you get the best results. He also called me the same night of my surgery, which definitely was not expected. His staff is very friendly and welcoming! I would highly recommend Dr. Dauwe!"- L.G. / Google / Feb 04, 2020
"The Best Experience Possible - Dr. Dauwe and his staff have been more than this 5 star rating! They show kindness and consideration to their patients and go way above and beyond what a Dr/Patient relationship requires of them! Dr. Dauwe's surgical skills are top notch, and I am very VERY pleased with the results."- C. / RealSelf / Feb 03, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff have been more than this 5 star rating! They show kindness and consideration to their patients and go way above and beyond what a Dr/Patient relationship requires of them! Dr. Dauwe's surgical skills are top notch, and I am very VERY pleased with the results."- C.A. / Google / Feb 03, 2020
Sculptra Aesthetic is great for anyone who wants to improve contour in their mid-face without implants and surgery. Candidates may have been born with hollow cheeks, whereas other patients have full cheeks that have deflated with age. Sculptra injections may also help to improve fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines including the nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra's formula works to prompt the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will notice an improvement in the appearance and health of their complexion.
Following your consult to develop your unique plan for treatment, you can receive your injections in our procedure room. Dr. Dauwe can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to sterilizing and marking the sites to help with any discomfort. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra is injected in the chosen areas of the face. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Phillip Dauwe performs a series of treatments that are each performed at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery around 3 months apart.
What to Expect
Following your appointment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection areas that should resolve on its own in several days. To encourage healing, you may apply a cold compress to the injected areas. You should limit UV exposure after your appointment and always use sunscreen. Many patients will notice clear improvements immediately following their Sculptra treatment with final results seen after a few months when the increased collagen production is seen in the treated area. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, the results may be visible for as long as two years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can range in price depending on how much is needed to achieve your wanted results. Some patients may also need a series of treatments for optimal outcomes. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals and tailor a treatment plan for your specific budget.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. It can help to restore the skin’s inner structure and volume over time as more collagen is formed. The rebuilt strands of collagen can effectively plump and fill out facial folds and wrinkles.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra has a long history of safety worldwide since 1999. Though side effects are rare, they can include slight pain, bruising, swelling, and/or redness. In some cases, bumps may become noticeable when pressure is applied to the injected area. Contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery if you experience any abnormal or lasting side effects.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who are wanting to soften and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It can specifically be used to restore chin wrinkles and lines surrounding the mouth and nose. The most common age to receive Sculptra injections is between ages 30 – 55; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do Sculptra results last?
For longer-lasting results, some patients may need to receive several Sculptra treatments. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last up to two years. Since the production of collagen continues to develop over time, results may appear more gradually.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,400
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Min
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2, Month 3 & 6
- Procedure Recovery Location
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Boost the youthful volume and smoothness of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra treatments at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will decide if Sculptra is appropriate for your concerns and needs at your initial consultation before developing your personal plan for treatment. Contact our team to make your appointment for Sculptra Aesthetic or other cosmetic services.