There are two drugs that are used as fillers & injectables to improve wrinkles by preventing muscle contraction. They are Botox and Dysport. Dysport is more effective since it lasts for a longer period of time than Botox. For that reason Dysport is the preferred injectable of choice for use by Dr. Shahar.
It is used to minimize wrinkles in the forehead, glabella (angry lines) and crow’s feet around the eyes (smile lines). Dysport not only improves wrinkles, but can elevate the eyebrow to a certain degree. Any physician who uses Botox or Dysport must be familiar not only with the anatomy of the facial muscles but also with the effect of the injection on each muscle. Administering both injectables is an exact science and an art.
Although the effect of Botox and Dysport is temporary (3-6 months), over time, after repeated treatments it may eliminate the wrinkles! Dr. Shahar evaluates each patient on an individual basis and determines exactly where and how much of either Botox or Dysport is needed in order to achieve optimal and natural results.
There are many fillers available in Europe and the USA, but only a select few are FDA approved. Most fillers are based on hyaluronic acid which naturally exists in the body and are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Radiesse, which also contains natural calcium hydroxyapatite, is a good filler to replace loss of volume. It is injected deep under the skin and lasts for 1-1.5 years. For example, for the nasolabial fold wrinkles, Juviderm or Restylane are the preferred injectibles.
However, for deep depression lines in the nasolabial fold, Radiesse is needed to fill out the depression. For reducing the appearance of deep lines AND wrinkles, both are prescribed (Juviderm and Radiesse) to achieve optimal results. The deeper the lines, the more injections you will need. Dr. Shahar will answer all your questions about fillers and the best approach that will benefit you the most and help achieve a natural, younger look.
Deciding to undergo cosmetic enhancement and plastic surgery is an important decision. Possibly one of the most important decisions you make in your life. Natural Look Institute offers a wide range of procedures such as the mini-face lift, eyelids, fat injection, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), as well as injectables. All injections are performed by Dr. Shahar. Most of the rejuvenation treatments are done under local anesthesia with brief recovery time. We aim to deliver the best plastic surgery and the most natural looking plastic surgery in NYC. Rediscover a new you with the help of one of New York’s most trusted plastic surgeons.