If you’re ready to fight the effects of aging, contact Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology in Franklin Square and Farmingdale, New York. The aesthetics team offers a number of effective, safe treatments that smooth out lines and creases to make you look like your younger self. Call the location nearest you or schedule online to learn how you can erase wrinkles today.

Wrinkles Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles and lines are a natural part of the aging process. With the years, your body slows down the production of certain tissue compounds, namely hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. These compounds give your skin strength, flexibility, elasticity, and plumpness. When these compounds go missing, your skin starts to sag, thin, and wrinkle.

Lines and wrinkles form around your eyes, on your forehead, on the cheeks, around the lips, and on your neck. An expressive face can also cause wrinkles to form with time. As you smile, frown, or squint repeatedly, the lines etch into your skin.

Sun exposure, lifestyle habits (such as smoking or excessive drinking), genetics, and exposure to pollutants can increase the rate at which wrinkles form, too.

What treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

Many cosmetic dermatological treatments help with the appearance of wrinkles. These include:


Botox injections reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by temporarily easing the muscle activity that causes expression. With expert application from Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology, you look softer, and your skin is smoother, but you don’t appear frozen or as if you’ve had “work” done. Botox is safe, well researched, and FDA-approved.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers available at Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. They are gel-like compounds injected into your skin to restore hydration and compounds that plump the skin to ease the look of lines and wrinkles.


Microdermabrasion is an intensive exfoliating treatment that rids you of the dull, outer layer of skin. By removing old skin cells and encouraging the rejuvenation of new ones, you get a smoother, younger-looking complexion.

Chemical peels

Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology offers glycolic acid peels that are noninvasive and can refine the texture of your skin. They improve your appearance by sloughing away old, dead cells to reveal younger-looking skin and a radiant complexion.

Skin resurfacing

Erbium laser skin resurfacing by Alma Harmony® is a gentle laser treatment that diminishes wrinkles and improves sun-damaged skin.

How do I know which treatment is best for my skin?

Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology offers the most up-to-date technology that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals. Your provider performs a comprehensive exam of your skin and does a thorough discussion of your goals to determine which products and treatments are best for you.

To get a smoother, less wrinkled look and achieve a natural glow, call Dr. Rachel R. Kushner Dermatology, or book an appointment using the online tool.


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