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
"Phenomenal experience from consultation to post-op. Dr. Dauwe did a thorough job explaining the procedure in great detail, discussing my different options and the outcomes, and really made feel comfortable with my decision. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he is a true artist. You can tell Dr. Dauwe really goes the extra mile for his patients, and has a caring bedside manner. Julie- his cosmetic coordinator, is simply amazing. She checked on me several times before and after the procedure, and was always there to answer questions. Highly recommend! One of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm very grateful."- D.K. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"It finally happened!!! - After many years of thinking about getting a breast augmentation, I finally took the leap! My surgery was today with Dr. Dauwe in Dallas, Tx!! I am feeling excited and nervous, but I wouldn't have done it without all the reviews and support on here! I plan on documenting my journey in hopes it will help someone else! :)"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2020
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Dauwe and his staff! Sara and Julie are so sweet and do a fantastic job preparing patients for their surgery day. Catherine Kinney called me the night before to make sure I was prepared for anesthesia. Her voice was so calming and she really made me feel at ease for my upcoming procedure. The morning of my surgery, I was greeted with many friendly smiles, including Karen and CRNA Kinney. Before my procedure, Dr. Dauwe came in and measured and marked me up. He once again went over his plan for my procedure and what I could expect after surgery. I had my breast implants removed with a lift. The most surprising thing to me was that HE CALLED THURSDAY EVENING TO CHECK ON ME!! I thought that was so thoughtful of him. After five days, I can honestly say my results are above and beyond what I ever expected. Dr. Dauwe did a wonderful job! I’ve had minimal pain and my breasts are looking great! He is very knowledgeable in his field, he is professional and kind. I highly recommend him for any plastic surgery needs!"- S.R. / Google / Oct 07, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and His team are Phenomenal!!! - Tummy Tuck with LipoI had an extremely long journey to Dr. Dauwe, but I'm so thankful that I found him! I couldn't figure out the source of my GI problems after seeing MULTIPLE specialists, GI doctor, Colorectal Surgeon, multiple diagnostic tests with no answers. I have known Julie for years, and thankfully after talking with her one day she suggested I come see Dr. Dauwe. One look at my abdomen, he said "has anyone told you that you have a pretty significant umbilical hernia?" I had no idea, but Dr. Dauwe was able to figure out the source of my problems and knew how to get it corrected. We decided that a Tummy Tuck due to Diastasis Recti and lipo because why not, along with a hernia repair would fix my problem, and he was right!! I had surgery 7/17/20 and my problems are GONE! I also have an amazing looking tummy again! My recovery was way easier than I had imagined! I took 2 weeks off work and enjoyed having time to relax. I had pain, but it was controlled pretty easily. During my recovery some concerns arose, Dr. Dauwe called and talked to me numerous times, I even bothered him while he was on vacation. He's an amazing surgeon, but he's also a caring, fun person to talk to. He will make you feel completely comfortable. Plus his office manager, Julie, is the sweetest person you will ever meet! I love Dr. Dauwe, Julie ad the whole team and Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery Center. I can't wait for my next procedure!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 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.