Dr. Matthew W. Shawl, a Specialist in Plastic Surgery

Matthew W. Shawl, MD, is an Otolaryngologist and a plastic surgery specialist in Manhattan and is certified by the board. His office is located in Union Square, where patient’s time is valued and does not overbook; hence his patients do not have to wait. If you need to consult a doctor who listens to his patients, then you should visit Matthew W. Shawl MD. He takes a personal approach to his patients’ care and provides the most effective and attentive care possible for his patients. He earned his Bachelor of Science in economics from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. He later relocated to New Orleans, where he entered a combined degree program. Later he earned a Master’s in Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Doctor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Shawl later completed an internship in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NY.

Services offered by Doctor Shawl include acid reflux, Botox, deviated septum, rhinoplasty, sleep apnea, fillers, voice issues, and sinusitis.


Botox is a cosmetic injection that is approved by the FDA that aids in the treatment of moderate and severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. In order for patients to get the look they desire, Dr. Shawl places the Botox injections exactly where it is supposed to thus making an individual appear as if nothing has been done to his face. In the treatment of moderate and severe frown lines, Dr. Shawl uses Jeuvea-a cosmetic injection similar to Botox, which is approved by the FDA. Botox reduces muscle activity under an individual’s skin temporarily. Whenever an individual squints, raises his forehead, or frowns, muscles under the skin make the skin fold, create lines, wrinkles, and creases. Less collagen is produced as an individual grows older. Collagen is a protein that provides the skin with the strength and elasticity that enable a person to make facial expressions; thus, when enough collagen is not produced by the body, the skin is not able to bounce back, which results in permanent lines on the forehead.

Matthew W. Shawl MD

During Botox, very small needles are used during injections, which cause minimal discomfort. People who are sensitive to pain should let Dr. Shawl know so that he adjusts treatments. Dr. Shawl provides Botox injections at his office, and the procedure usually takes about 30 minutes. Injections needed for wrinkle reduction depend on the areas to be treated, which include:

  • Crow’s joint; three injections are given on each side.
  • Forehead lines; this needs fives injections.
  • Frown lines; only three injections are given.

After the injections, an individual may experience some redness at the site he/she was injected but only last for a very short while. Results vary, but most patients begin to notice an improvement in their look between 2-3 days after Botox, and the new look lasts almost four months. Dr. Shawl recommends his patients return to his office as soon as wrinkles begin to reappear.

To schedule Botox injections with a competent and experienced facial plastic surgeon who puts your needs first, contact Matthew W. Shawl or book an appointment.