There is no one best doctor for any treatment. Patients should find a doctor who is good at listening to their concerns. Some doctors treat the face the way they feel it should be without communicating that with their patient and the patient is surprised at the end to have a result they weren’t expecting. Dr. Ron Shelton, of The New York Aeshetic Consultants, LLP, consults with all new and returning patients to review, with the patient looking at a mirror, and determining where fillers should be used to lift depressions and improve folds and wrinkles. Some areas may be best served by Botox injections and others by fillers. Some areas need more than one filler, the thicker fillers injected into deeper planes and more thin fillers placed in to the superficial compartments.
Temples often hollow out with age and filling in this contour depression with fat injections, or Radiesse or Voluma significantly rejuvenates a face and makes one look more healthy and vibrant. Sunken cheekbones and mid facial areas cause more unsightliness of smile folds as the skin hangs over this area. Voluma and Radiesse to these areas with Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero to the smile folds often create a wonderful refreshed appearance. Some smile folds need a layered technique of different fillers to build them up.
Fine tuning along the jawline and chin can make the profile more youthful.
The doctor you choose to inject your fillers should have an artistic but conservative attitude and gentle technique. They should be very well aware of the facial anatomy and produce natural-looking results. It doesn’t help one to look filled in if the incorrect positioning of the filler or an excessive volume of filler is responsible for an alien appearance that is noticeable from a distance when walking down the street.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Shelton has taught cosmetic dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The first five years he held a full time academic position but has maintained a voluntary teaching appointment while in private practice. He has taught many dermatologists from many different parts of the world in his technique of cosmetic dermatology and fillers. Dr. Shelton is well-respected by his colleagues and has published many articles in his specialty’s medical journals and textbooks.