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 him self and his team just rocks, I feel comfortable and cared for all the time. Talking about the procedures, Dr. Dauwe replaced my breast implants and also close my bellybutton piercing! Both went amazingly good, my breast look SO natural and perfect, it’s crazy and the scars,on both, my breast and belly are very good looking! I’m very happy and confident about the results!"- V.P. / Google / Jan 13, 2021
"I chose Dr. Dauwe, as a result of him joining practices with my breast augmentation doctor from 2001; Dr. Fred Lester. After my initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe, I knew I was in safe and knowledgeable hands for my tummy tuck, which was performed in October 2020. While it is an extensive surgery, Dr. Dauwe was very attentive to my needs, and comforting throughout the entire process. Months later, I am pleased with my results and progress. Additionally, Dr. Dauwe staff was so friendly and helpful. Before, during and after my surgery, they answered my questions promptly. Sara and Julie were magnificent! I will always choose Dr. Dauwe as my plastic surgeon, because he is so very reasonable and his work is phenomenal. I would recommend Dr. Phillip Dauwe for your plastic surgery needs in the DFW area."- P.F. / Google / Jan 04, 2021
"I cannot say enough about Dr Dauwe, Julie and the entire office staff. I had breast reduction surgery several months ago and the results are phenomenal. Dr Dauwe carefully explained the procedure and what to expect following the surgery. This is, by far, one of the best things I have done for myself! There was very little discomfort involved and the recovery has been amazing. Dr Dauwe is truly dedicated to his patients and it shows in his skill and demeanor. I highly recommend Dr Dauwe and can honestly say, you will not be disappointed!"- E.V. / Google / Nov 22, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Dauwe and being a patient who has never had any surgery besides wisdom teeth, I was not even nervous about the procedure until I was in my gown because of him and his team. From the moment I called I got the best customer care I could imagine. The staff is observant and very connected with you through your journey. Like I said I never had surgery and had no idea what questions to ask, but Dr Dauwe gave me literally every bit of info I needed or could possibly think of needing to know. I’m over a month out and I’m living a dream every day! So in love and so grateful for his work and dedication to his passion. This man is intelligent and thorough and I trust him whole heartedly."- B.H. / Google / Oct 28, 2020
Sculptra Ideal Candidates
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.
Sculptra Procedure Technique
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 with Sculptra
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 about Sculptra
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.