Dr. Shaw describes the newest facial fillers available.
Facial fillers have been very popular in last 5 to 10 years or beyond, starting with the collagen, in the collagen days. The fillers have changed recently and have moved into the HAs or the hyaluronic acids, the Juvederms, the Restylanes, and even more recently into calcium hydroxyapatite or radius. They are used to fill lines of different depths and the hydroxyapatite or the radius is really used for facial ionization and for contouring the face.
A large push in my practice and focus has been towards facial ionization because the fuller face is a more youthful face.
About Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.