Matthew W. Shawl, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon & Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist located in Union Square, New York, NY
When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty or restoring your youthful look, plastic surgery is no longer your only option. Facial plastic surgeon Matthew W. Shawl, MD, in New York City, can improve your look instantly and with little to no downtime with facial fillers. To schedule a consultation to learn more about facial fillers, call the Union Square office in Manhattan or request an appointment online.
Facial Fillers Q & A
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers are a cosmetic injection comprised of a gel-like substance that adds volume under your skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance your natural contours. As you get older, the subcutaneous fat under your skin starts to diminish, allowing the muscles to work closer to your skin, which creates lines and wrinkles. Facial fillers act as a replacement for this lost fat.
Dr. Shawl is a facial plastic surgeon who has an eye for aesthetics and uses the Restylane® line of fillers, including Restylane Lyft, to improve your natural beauty. He uses facial fillers to:
- Smooth out lines and wrinkles
- Add volume to your lips
- Enhance your contours
He may also use these fillers to fill in recessed scars or combine them with Botox® for a liquid facelift effect.
Am I a good candidate for facial fillers?
Dr. Shawl determines if you’re a good candidate for facial fillers during a consultation. To be considered a good candidate, you should:
- Be in good overall health
- Be a nonsmoker
- Have realistic expectations
While facial fillers make a good choice for many people, in some instances, you may be better off with plastic surgery. Dr. Shawl can review all of your options with you so together you can make the best choice to help you meet your aesthetic goals.
What can I expect during facial filler treatment?
Dr. Shawl conducts your facial filler treatment at the office. Before he begins, he first creates a treatment plan outlining where he plans on placing the injections. Then, he cleans your skin with an antibacterial agent and may apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort.
Once your skin prep is complete, Dr. Shawl injects your fillers expertly and carefully into place, massaging your skin as he goes to get the desired look.
You may experience some redness at the site of your injections following treatment, but these side effects should disappear quickly, and you can go back to your usual activities after your session.
You should notice an immediate improvement in your look following your facial fillers, and the results can last as long as a year.
To schedule a consultation with Matthew W. Shawl, MD, to see how facial fillers can enhance your natural beauty, call the office or book online today.