Botox + Fillers
At Hollywood Dermatology
Dr. Max Polo
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Polo is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his initial board certification in 2003 and successfully completed re-certification in 2013. He annually completes continuing education for maintenance of certification. Dr. Polo is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been recognized in his field by peers and by corporate industry through election to several positions of leadership. He is a past president of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons and served on its executive committee for four years. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a current member of the Breast Program Leadership Committee for Baptist Health South Florida Outpatient Services. He is a member of the Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team for the Miami Cancer Institute of Baptist Health South Florida. He has been recognized as among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by Castle Connolly.
"Dr. Polo and his staff are amazing! I did not tell my friend I was going to him. I had not seen her in a few weeks due to covid. When I saw her, she kept telling me how good I looked! I still did not tell her. So I saw her again a week later. She again commented and said that I was looking very good. She commented on my eyes also. She knows I struggle with forehead lines and crows feet. Well, not anymore!!! I finally had to tell her that I went to her Doctor!!!! I can’t be more pleased with the results and for the experience!!!"
Dr. Polo's Guide To Injectables
Below are the common treatment areas for injectables with Dr. Polo. Depending on the specific area being treated, Dr. Polo recommends a specific type of injectable treatment. Learn more about each treatment area below.
Botox or Dysport
Done every 3-4 months (in some patients, dysport will last longer), takes 10 days to work, don’t rub area or exercise for 4 hours afterwards.
HA Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid)
This treatment addresses the natural loss of fat that occurs with aging of the cheeks and upper mid face. As the deep facial fat goes away with age, the cheeks become flat and the structures below droop. Refilling those areas with fillers rejuvenates the face and lifts those falling structures. Most patients will need 1-2cc to rejuvenate these areas. Juvederm Voluma lasts up to 2 years. Restylane Lyft lasts up to 1 year.
Lasts longer than Restylane Lyft, but not as long as Voluma
Requires 2-3 session for results to last 24 months. Poly-L-lactic acid builds collagen gradually; can be used as volume replacement or for texture improvement.
Helps eliminate the unwanted shadow in the tear trough area. No filler is FDA approved for this area, but Restylane, Restylane Silk or Vollure all work well. In my experience in most patients, these products can last up to 1 year in this area. Vollure can last up to 18 months. Maximal swelling occurs the morning after treatment, then starts to recede. End result can take up to 1 week to see. Sleeping with back elevated can help reduce some swelling if done the first night. Ice packs in this area are important as well.
HA Fillers e.g. Volbella or Restylane Silk work best to treat this area. Filler can be injected into the lip itself to restore volume, then the individual fine lines are treated as well. This can all be done without making the overall lips bigger. Application of ice before treatment can make this procedure essentially painless and use of ice afterwards can help lessen swelling or bruising. The most swelling is seen the morning is after the treatment and results can take up to a week to see.
Can be added to increase the volume of the lips and make them larger. Volbella or Restylane Silk work best. Adding volume over 2-3 sessions can give the most natural results. Most swelling occurs in first 24 hours after treatment. Ice can help minimize the selling that occurs. Results can last 3-12 months depending on which filler and how much is used.
Used to treat loss of volume. This will help cover veins, tendons and bones giving the hand a fuller, more youthful appearance. Hands will seem overly full for 1st week, but settle down to a natural result after 1 weeks’ time. Results last 12-18 months.
Used to treat platysma bands. Results last 3-4 months.
A series of 2-3 injections, 1 month apart to soften the appearance of horizontal lines, “crepey skin”.
Used to hide a bump or hump of the nose, by filling above and below that area. It can also be used to “straighten” a nose if it is more hollow one side than the other.
Used to fill the loss of fat in the temples with aging. The patient usually needs 1 cc per side as a minimum. It may need to be repeated after a month if the volume loss is severe. It lasts up to 2 years.
used to augment a recessive chin. Results will last 6 month to a year. May need to be repeated depending on the severity of the chin recession.
Botox / Dysport
To improve fine lines and wrinkles.
To reduce submental fullness.
To help improve dark circles underneath the eyes.
To add volume to the face and lips.
To add volume to the face and lips.
To fill hollow cheeks and mid-face