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.
"I am thrilled with the results of my visit with Dr. Shahar. I had Botox, Juvederm and a chemical peel. My first treatment ever. Dr. Shahar explained everything and took a very natural approach to my procedures. I look refreshed on the outside and happy in the inside! I'm so very glad I got to see Dr. Shahar!"
Dr. Yoel Shahar has performed thousands of procedures in New York City and Europe over the past 25 years. He specializes in a wide range of procedures such as mini face lift, rhinoplasty, nose surgery, eyelid procedure, temporal lift, fat injection, brow lift ,buccal fat removal, as well as injectable and fillers.
What patients respect most about Dr. Shahar’s cosmetic surgery is that he has their best interests at heart. He will never overcorrect and always recommend a minimum procedure to achieve the outmost natural look.