Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States and for good reason. Botox requires no downtime, but temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles to give you a youthful look. Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology is a member of the Botox® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network, and the team consists of medical aesthetic specialists with detailed knowledge of facial anatomy. They use this knowledge and their vast experience to expertly apply Botox to residents of the Franklin Square and Farmingdale, New York, areas. Call the office nearest you or schedule your Botox® treatment using this website.

Botox® Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is a purified neurotoxin that, when injected into key locations of your facial anatomy, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The toxin temporarily halts the muscle activity that makes creases when you smile, frown, or look inquisitive.

Botox is well-studied, with more than 500 studies supporting its safety and efficacy, and is in use in 98 countries.

What areas can Botox® treat?

Botox is effective in areas that commonly show signs of aging. The injections are FDA-approved for the following.

  • • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • • Frown lines that appear between the eyebrows

Your Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology provider applies injections precisely, so you look refreshed and softer, but completely natural. Botox treatments may be combined with dermal filler injections to get you an overall smooth and youthful look.

How soon will I see the effects of Botox®, and how long do they last?

Botox is a temporary solution for wrinkles and lines. It smooths your skin for three to four months, depending on how your body reacts and the area treated. You can get on a treatment schedule at Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology to maintain your look for the long-term, however. Retreatments are always possible.

The initial effects of Botox appear in 24-48 hours, but optimal results may take up to a week to appear.

Do Botox® injections hurt?

Botox application does require a needle, so you will feel a pinch with each injection. The needles are very tiny, and the procedure is quick. Most people have the procedure without any anesthetic, but if you’re concerned about sensation, talk to your provider about using ice or a topical cream to numb injection sites.

Should I schedule downtime following Botox injections?

Botox injections are a quick procedure that requires no downtime. You can go back to work or other daily activities right after your appointment. Many people schedule Botox injections during their lunch hour and go right back to the office afterward. You may experience slight bruising or redness at the injection sites, but these effects fade quickly, and you can cover them with makeup.

To learn how you can benefit from the wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox injections, call Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology or schedule an appointment online.


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