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
"To say I am happy is an understatement. I cannot express thankful I am to have met Dr. Dauwe. He has completely changed my life. I came to see him for a breast reduction and before I left I knew this was where I needed to be! His staff, Julie and Sara, are the sweetest girls and made this process so simple for me. They both answered all of my questions, no matter how many times I called! From start to finish, they are there the entire way. I recommend him to everyone I know. If you're looking for any type of aesthetic surgery, GO SEE DR. DAUWE! You will not be disappointed. He is simply the best."- B.C. / Google / May 21, 2021
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Dauwe and I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made! Dr. Dauwe and his staff made this process so easy and delightful for me. Julie and Staff were incredibly kind and answered all of my questions. They made me feel comfortable from start to finish. As soon as you walk in to his office you feel like family. I have recommended Dr. Dauwe to anyone and everyone I know. I could not have been happier with my results, my recovery, or the experience. The best doctor EVER! You will not be disappointed."- L.F. / Google / May 20, 2021
"If you're looking for a surgeon for breast reduction, you can stop here: Dr. Dauwe is the best - I am floored at how my breast reduction with Dr. Dauwe has transformed my confidence. I used to never want to be in photos, could never find clothes that fit me, never felt pretty in anything or good about myself at all really. It was a big decision to have surgery, especially at a young age, but I don't regret it for a second!I also can't say enough about how amazing he and his team (Julie, Sara, and Bre) have been during this entire process- I don't have a single complaint. Any time I had a question or concern about anything, they were on it. My results are exactly what I wanted- honestly I could have gotten half of what I got and still would have been thrilled. With all my heart, thank you Dr. Dauwe and your wonderful team!"- A. / RealSelf / May 20, 2021
"The results are beyond what I expected - Coming in HOT with another 5 star review! I recently had a full mommy makeover by Dr. Dauwe and I don't think I can even put into words my gratitude for him and his team. Hands down THE BEST surgeon in Dallas. From my tummy tuck, to some lipo and a breast reduction/lift - 2 weeks post opp, I look amazing! The results are beyond what I expected!! The entire team is extremely kind & helpful anytime you need them. If you are reading this post and have questions about my experience, find me on IG because I will rant and rave your ears off until you go see him! Dr. Dauwe, I truly thank you for changing my life!!"- S. / RealSelf / May 12, 2021
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.
Dermal Fillers Vs. Wrinkle Relaxers: What Are The Differences?
Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers provide a youthful appearance to your face. Discover how these cosmetic injections address signs of aging here.Read
How Often Do I Need Filler Injections?
Are you looking for a long-lasting anti-aging treatment? Learn our recommendations for dermal fillers, including how often to schedule appointments.Read
What Happens if My Filler Moves?
Dermal fillers can treat fine lines and other signs of volume loss. Learn what to do when injectable treatments cause side effects in Dallas, TX.Read
Which Fillers Do I Need?
Dermal fillers can provide fullness to your facial features, erasing wrinkles and lines. Discover which cosmetic injections we offer at our clinic.Read