Review – Better Ageing – Wide Eyes & Smooth Lines With Dr Prager
With fans ranging from Hollywood a-listers to beauty editors and oligarchs – Dr Prager is one of the most sought-after aesthetic doctors in Europe. We check in to find if he lives up to his title as ‘The King of Botox’.
It’s my second visit to Prager’s clinic and I’m about to try his famous injectables. My last visit was a few years back, when I experienced his Illuminator Facial. It was, and still is, one of the best results-driven facials I’ve found. As time takes its toll I feel like a need a little more help this time … I’ve been told time and again, from trusted and glowing beauty editors, that they would never trust anyone else with injectables – hailing Prager as the best botox practitioner in Europe.
Prager is as likeable as everyone says. Perched in front of his 3-D camera, we’re chatting away like old friends. A huge photo of my face appears on his screen – showing every bag, sag and crevice in minute detail. I wince and look away. “You’ve got good skin for your age” he reassures me, as he begins to fill several needles …
Prager’s experience and finely tuned eye have not only earned him the well-publicised title of ‘King of Botox’ but also ‘Dr Natural’. Unlike some practitioners who treat different parts of the face in isolation, Prager’s method is to focus on the face as a whole. He uses his injections – a mix of Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid – to lift the jowl and neck areas while replacing volume around the cheeks, temples and brows – resulting in a fresh and lifted look without any obvious signs of treatment. Prager was actually the first practitioner to advocate the use of Botox for the lower part of the face and neck.
Ten minutes and several, fairly pain-free, pinpricks later and I’m done. I tell him that I actually found the experience quite relaxing. “Well, I am a qualified hypnotherapist” he teases. Except he’s not teasing – I’ve already noticed the certificate confirming the qualification on his wall. I leave the clinic with several tiny red dots scattered across my face, excited to see the results.
A few days later and there’s already a noticeable difference in my appearance. My face looks smoother and slightly lifted. Fast forward three weeks and the results are truly remarkable. My whole face appears to have woken up. My eyes look wider, bags banished, frown lines diminished and my cheekbones are more prominent and lifted then they have been in ten years. Friends comment on how well I look. One asks if I’ve been to see Prager – but she’s a fellow convert and recognises his magic touch …