Botox injections are a non-invasive way to help soften lines, wrinkles and some instances reshape the face. The merits of Botox therapy have been popularized within the lay press. Dr. Shah has pioneered several techniques with Botox. His unique approach to Botox allows for lines to be softened while still allowing for a natural appearance. He works with each patient's anatomy to customize an approach for their face. This allows for patients not only to look younger, but have a better balance to their overall face as well.
|Patient before and after Botox treatment by Dr. Anil Shah. See more before and after photos|
The key to proper Botox injections is elimination of bruising and swelling, coupled with effacement of wrinkles. A common misconception about Botox is that the goal of the procedure is to eliminate facial movement and expression. Sophisticated injectors of Botox will preserve facial expression while softening wrinkles. Another key component to Botox therapy is to carefully map patient facial muscles and removes movement in select muscles while lessening movement in others, thereby creating a natural appearance.
HOW IS DR. SHAH DIFFERENT?
Dr. Shah is one of the only injectors in the world to use Botox for lines in the face, oil in the face, masseter hypertrophy, pore size.
Many of the techniques he uses require advanced knowledge of the face and its anatomy. Dr. Shah has been featured in several lay press articles regarding his injection techniques for botulinum toxin, in particular Botox pore reduction. Dr. Shah was one of the first injectors in the world to utilize botulinium toxin in an effort to reduce pore size and sebum production and wrote the first paper in the scientific paper describing this technique and his results. He has written a seminal chapter on botoxin, a leading academic text.
BOTOX FOR JAW REDUCTION: Botox jaw reduction is a specialized technique to reduce the width of the jawline changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face.In some patients, the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle, is enlarged creating extra facial width. Botox selectively weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle. Read more.
BOTOX FOR PORE REDUCTION: Botox represents the latest technique for pore reduction. In fact, intradermal Botox is the only treatment for which directly targets pores. When all of the pores reduce in size, the surface area of the skin is reduced and the skin is tightened, creating a lift effect. Read more.
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ARTICLES: Dr. Shah has authored over 50 scientific articles. All of the articles on this website have been authored or co-authored by Dr. Shah. His unique viewpoint about facial plastic surgery are highlighted, with several of the articles published exclusively for Plasticpedia. Browse now.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF FACIAL AGING: Understanding your facial feature and how they age can seem daunting. Use this guide to help to know your jowl from your pre jowl sulcus or your nasal labial fold from your marrionette lines. Learn more.
FACIAL ANATOMY: Facial anatomy plays an important role in both anaylasis and the underlying cause of the facial aging. A simplified version of external points on the face are illustrated to facilitate communication. Learn more.
WHEN CAN I TREAT MY EYE PROBLEM: Many patients ask, "When is the best time to treat my aging eye area? And where do I start?" Compiled here is a guide to preventing and treating the eye area in your 20s, 30s and beyond. Read more.
WHAT IS AGING MY EYE?: The eyes are a complex and varied feature. There is not a 'one treatment fits all' solution for the aging eyes. One patient may have pronounced crow's feet and another, under eye puffiness. Determine what issues you may be experiencing by viewing this chart. See more.
ETHNIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY (EFACE): The term "ethnic" is often used to describe any patient who is of non-caucasian origin. Most patients are seeking improvements that work with their facial features and ethnicity, not to change their racial identity. Dr. Shah has subdivided ethnic plastic surgery into a few backgrounds because the differences between the ethnic characteristics can be quite large. Read more.
FACIAL ANALYSIS: Face Analysis, particularly aging face analysis, can help demonstrate some of the areas which can be improved in aging face surgery. Dr. Shah analyzes each face to determine areas that can be treated. Find out more.
COMING FROM AFAR: Dr. Shah sees a large amount of patients from all over the world. Using current technologies, such as video chat, Skype, and email, Dr. Shah makes traveling from afar a less daunting task. Begin the process.
PROCEDURE TIMELINE: Many patients ask at what age can a patient have Botox treatment (or another procedure)? This timeline is intended to serve as general information on the ages at which patients may seek a procedure such as Botox. See more.
|INNOVATIONS: Dr. Shah has had or contributed to a number of innovations and discoveries in facial plastic surgery. Learn more.|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is my downtime with Botox with Dr. Shah?
Typically, most patients experience a few moments of redness from the injection site. Dr. Shah recommends patients avoid blood thinners if possible before Botox therapy to minimize downtime.
Is it painful?
Most patients experience little to no pain during the procedure. This is in part due to gentle injection technique administered personally by Dr. Shah.
Does Dr. Shah use an assistant injector?
Dr. Shah does not believe in the use of assistant injectors or physician extenders. His opinion is that even some established physicians struggle with creating a balanced and harmonious appearance after Botox injections. Facial anatomy is complex and must be tailored to the patient and is best done with a skilled and knowledgeable physician.
Can anyone inject Botox?
Anyone can inject Botox, just as anyone can potentially cut with a scalpel. The problem is knowing what to do with the Botox. If the injector does not place Botox in the right location, does not use the right dilution, serious consequences can take place which include a droopy eye, facial nerve paralysis, eyebrow droop or a poor aesthetic outcome. Botox is not like taking a vitamin, it needs to be injected in the proper location. There is not a map of where to inject it, since the facial anatomy varies significantly from person to person.
Is Botox dangerous?
Botox is one of the safest procedures performed. There are several advantages to Botox therapy which include the fact that it stays where you inject it (meaning it does not course its way throughout the entire body) and it requires small amounts. The major disadvantage of Botox is that it requires a skilled injector to perform it.
How does Dr. Shah charge for Botox?
Dr. Shah's office charges for Botox by the unit rather than by the area.