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New York City (212) 285-1110

Garden City, NY (516) 512-7616

Botox Injections in NYC & Long Island

NYC Botox injections take just about 5 minutes at Dr. Rokhsar’s office. With the use of the finest needle especially ordered from Japan, Dr Rokhsar will minimize any pain. Being an expert botox injector, Dr Rokhsar does not routinely need to use numbing cream, although available if need be. Dr. Rokhsar administers precise amounts of BOTOX Cosmetic into the treatment area, temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for wrinkles. Once relaxed, wrinkles are softened and your skin becomes smoother. Botox can be combined with other fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm for a liquid facelift.

With age, and factors such as gravity, smoking, stress, and exposure to the sun, our appearance can be affected by development of facial lines and wrinkles. Many people develop a “mature”, older appearance which may not match their age. Botox specialist, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar can use Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines to offer a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance in just a matter of minutes.

New York double board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rokhsar, is proud to be a trainer and speaker for Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma. Dr. Rokhsar has been a certified trainer for Botox for many years, and has trained numerous physicians on botox injection techniques.

Dr. Rokhsar’s Botox injections4 don’t prevent your facial muscles from moving, but rather create natural, desirable results by decreasing the movement in wrinkle muscles. His technique inhibits unnecessary muscle contractions caused by everyday activities such as squinting, smiling, frowning, and focusing. The repetitive expressions result in fine lines and wrinkles which over time begin to sag and turn into deeper, more difficult to treat wrinkles.

Dr. Rokhsar is a national and international speaker at medical meetings and trains other physicians on the use of Botox, fillers, and various laser procedures. He is also a professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City where he teaches the resident botox clinic.

CoolSculptingCertificateCompletionDr. Rokhsar is a certified trainer for physicians and a speaker for Allergan Medical Institute.

Botox Before and After Photos

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*Results may vary.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of Botox depends on the amount of Botox used or the number of areas treated. The stronger the muscles are, the more Botox are needed to achieve optimal results, and hence the cost of the injections are higher. There are practices that charge per area and there are practices that charge per unit. Please remember that if the cost is too low, there is always a catch. It us either the provider is not injecting enough Botox in you or that they are diluting it. Dr. Rokhsar charges per area and administers free touch up to achieve the optimal results for his patients.



What Areas of The Body Are Treatable By Botox?

Botox For Your Face

How Does Botox Compare To A Facelift?

There are a number of key differences between Botox when used to combat wrinkles, and other cosmetic options available on the market today—both surgical and non-surgical. First and foremost, Botox injections2 are considerably less expensive than surgical facelift procedures. The results are also visible far more quickly3 than in surgical procedures. There may be some redness or bruising after a Botox injection, but those effects fade quickly. In comparison, surgical facelift procedures require weeks of recovery time. A face lift only tightens sagging skin, bit botox injection can relax wrinkles and muscles in many areas including around the eyes, the forehead, the upper lip, nose wrinkles or bunny lines. As well as frown lines.

Botox For Facial Reshaping in NYC

Botox is safely used to change the silhouette of the face and creates a more balanced face shape. Some people are unhappy with the shape of their faces if it’s very round and lacks proportion. Facial roundness can be genetic or due to habits such as clenching the jaw or teeth grinding during sleep. Over time, this sustained muscle contraction of the Masseter muscle causes a thickened jawline and a more masculine, rough-looking facial appearance.

Genetically, a round face is commonly found in Asian faces, making the botox injections sought after by many Asian women to decrease the size of the masseter muscle and thus thinning the lower half of the face. . Leading NYC dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar injects the Masseter muscle with Botox®, causing relaxation of the muscle. The muscle atrophies and becomes less prominent, creating a thinner appearance while sharpening the cheekbones, narrowing the jawbone, and creating a more feminine facial profile.

Botox For Your Neck

Wrinkles, sagging skin, and similar signs of aging are more visible in the neck than in other parts of the body. This can make a person look much older than they actually are. Many patients look for injectable treatments like Botox to restore their skin’s youthful appearance. However, the neck area is difficult to treat so it is important that you work with an experienced dermatologist that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Dr. Rokhsar, a double board-certified dermatologist and surgeon, and renowned skincare expert, specializes in Botox for the neck in Long Island and NYC. As a speaker and trainer for Allergan, the company that developed Botox, Dr. Rokhsar has years of experience with this injectable treatment. Dr Rokhsar places precise injection into the platysma muscle of the neck to relax the platysma bands in the neck which makes the neck look wrinkled and give the appearance of a turkey neck. The injections are performed within a few minutes, and are painless. The results are typically seen within a week.

Benefits of Botox For Your Neck

Botox for the neck can restore the skin’s firm appearance and soften signs of aging like wrinkles as well as fine lines. Some of the benefits of neck Botox include:

  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Elimination of fine lines
  • Gives the skin a firm appearance
  • Softens the appearance of sagging skin
  • Reduces turkey neck
  • Decreases bunching up of skin and the muscle on the mid neck

Risks Associated With Neck Botox

Botox is a minimally invasive procedure which involves the placement of tiny amounts of Botox into various muscles of the face and neck to decrease wrinkling and sagging skin. but there are some potential risks and temporary side effects you should keep in mind, although Botox injections are very safe.

  • Risk of an allergic reaction (extremely rare)
  • Temporary pain and discomfort at the injection site (rare)
  • Bruising (rare)
  • In rare cases, trouble swallowing
  • Drooping of skin (usually due to poor injection technique or placement from an inexperienced injector)

Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Treatment- Botox For Turkey Neck

NYC Top Doc, Dr. Rokhsar can beautify the neck and smooth wrinkles with carefully placed Botox injections into the platysma muscle of the neck. His technique contours the neck and jawline within just minutes, offering long-term improvements. Botox helps smooth away neck lines, offering a more youthful, firmer neck and anti-aging benefits that last up to 4 months. Read more about Botox for turkey neck.

Botox For Your Eyes

The eyes and the eyelids are a central focal point of the face. Wrinkling and hollowness around the eyes are a major factor for premature aging. Wrinkles around the eyes are commonly referred to as crows feet. The squinting muscles around the eyes with repeated motion causes wrinkles around the eye which in due time get etched in your skin. The easiest solution to decrease the wrinkling around the eyes or crows feet is with Botox injections. When injected in the crows feet, Botox results manifest themselves within 2-4 days resulting in a more youthful appearance. Botox lasts about 3-4 months around the eyes.


Crow’s Feet: A moderate dose of Botox is used to relax crow’s feet around the eyes, offering a more rested and youthful appearance.

Botox For Your Jaw

Reshape The Jaw With Botox Injections

Botox can be used to reshape the jawline by injecting it into the Masseters (chewing muscles), which relaxes and weakens them. Once the muscles relax, they shrink in size along with the mandible (jaw bone). For many patients, this change can be visibly dramatic. Botox can also be injected into the platysma muscles that give a sagging appearance to the jaw line causing a lift in the jaw lines. This is commonly referred to as the Nefertiti lift.

BOTOX® for Migraine Relief

The FDA approved BOTOX® for Migraine relief in 2010. It is indicated for patients with a history of migraines and for those who have tension or migraine headaches for at least 15 days per month.
Aside from relieving muscle tension, experts believe that BOTOX® also has the ability to block pain signals from traveling to the brain. You can think of it as a roadblock that prevents pain signals from reaching the nerve ending around your head and neck. Patients who have had this treatment say that they started to feel results 2-3 weeks after the initial treatment.

BOTOX® for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

The Temporomandibular Joint connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). TMJ Disorder refers to any dysfunction or pain in this area or the surrounding tissues. It is a chronic condition that affects about 10 million Americans according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Symptoms include severe headache, inability to painlessly open and close the mouth, and painful clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw.

Injecting BOTOX® right into the masseter muscle (the muscle we use for chewing), relaxes tense muscles and relieves pain. The effects last depending on how fast a person metabolizes BOTOX® – anywhere from three to five months. The procedure leaves minimal swelling and no visible marks.

Precision and training play a very important role in using BOTOX® for medical conditions. Dr. Rokhsar and his team at the New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center in New York are trained to administer BOTOX® for aesthetic and medical purposes. They use only the safest BOTOX® formulas available and administer treatments using precise techniques. Dr. Rokhsar is a trainer for allergan the maker of botox and teaches other providers on the proper injection technique with Botox.

Drop by their Upper East Side or Garden City clinic to learn more about using BOTOX® for migraine and TMJ Disorder relief. Make an appointment with New York’s Finest today!

Botox For Your Chin

Many patients are bothered by the appearance of wrinkles and a pebbly look on the chin. Chin wrinkles are the result of the crinkling and contraction of the chin muscle. A simple solution to reduce the appearance of lines and bumps on the chin is botox injections into the chin muscle. By relaxing the chin muscles, chin wrinkles as well as chin bumps improve dramatically. It takes 3-5 days to see results from botox chin injections and the results typically last 3-4 months.

Botox For Your Forehead

There are two sets of muscles that can be injected with Botox for a younger looking forehead. First the glabella or frown wrinkles can be improved by injecting Botox into the muscles that bring the eyebrows in to create the eleven lines or frown lines. The action of these muscles also create tension headaches in many people. Also by relaxing these muscle people generally look more relaxed and less angry

The second set of muscles which can be injected are the muscles that raise the forehead or eyebrows that create the horizontal forehead wrinkles or creases. By relaxing these muscles the forehead lines look more relaxed. Botox injections into these areas are not only corrective for these wrinkles, but are also preventative in a sense that they prevent the progression of these lines and wrinkles to deeper ones.

Botox For Sweating in the Forehead and Scalp

Many patients suffer from abnormal sweating on their foreheads and scalp. Botox injections are an FDA approved indication for sweating in the underarms, hands and feet. However Botox injections can be used successfully to control sweating in the face as well as the scalp. Dr. Rokhsar has years of experience treating patients with excessive forehead sweating and scalp sweating. The amount of Botox needed depends on how large of a surface area is being treated which also determines the cost.

The second set of muscles which can be injected are the muscles that raise the forehead or eyebrows that create the horizontal forehead wrinkles or creases. By relaxing these muscles the forehead lines look more relaxed. Botox injections into these areas are not only corrective for these wrinkles, but are also preventative in a sense that they prevent the progression of these lines and wrinkles to deeper ones.

Botox for Brow Lift

For years the only way doctors could change the shape or position of the eyebrows was through a surgical brow lift. However, Botox injections can be used to raise the outer eyebrows to lift the eyelids as well as open the face. This is an advanced injection technique. Therefore you should only see an experienced board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to achieve a Botox brow lift. Improper placement of Botox can have the opposite effect and can drop the eyebrows.

Botox for Sweating

Botox is an FDA approved treatment for excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. This has been studied in thousands of patients. Botox injections to treat sweating in under arms, hands, feet, forehead and the scalp have been administered by dermatologists for many years with millions of happy patients. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert injector of Botox with many years of experience injecting it for sweating.

Excessive Sweating: Botox for Hyperhidrosis gives New York patients of Dr. Rokhsar less to sweat about. Once injected into the armpit, Botox blocks sweat glands responsible for producing excess sweat. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis may experience excess sweating of the arms, groin, palms, face, or feet.

Botox for Underarm Sweating

Botox for Hyperhidrosis gives New York patients of Dr. Rokhsar less to sweat about. Once injected into the armpit,, Botox blocks sweat glands responsible for producing excess sweat. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis may experience excess sweating of the arms, groin, palms, face, or feet. Botox injections in the under arms take about 1-2 weeks to work. Patients report that they get relief from underarm sweating for 3-9 months.

NYC dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar discusses Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment with Sandra K

Botox For Hands

Many people suffer from excessive sweating in the hands, also known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis affects one in five people, a condition that causes a person to perspire far beyond their body’s normal requirements to maintain a healthy temperature. This disorder causes excessive, noticeable sweating from the hands, feet, groin, and under the arms. Dr. Rokhsar’s NYC Botox injections reduce excessive sweating of the hands. Usually 100 units of Botox are injected, with 50 units per hand. Dr. Rokhsar even treats the fingers to reduce sweating in them as well. This is a life altering procedure for patients who suffer from hand sweating as no other treatment can come close to results of Botox for hand sweating. Patents usually notice improvement in a few days. Full results are seen within 2 weeks and usually last for 3-6 months.

Botox For Feet

Many people suffer from excessive sweating in their feet. This can result in having wet feet, often slipping on floors and having bad odor on the feet. Botox injections can be used safely and effectively to reduce sweating in the feet. Usually 100 units of Botox are required per foot. People notice an improvement in the sweating of the feet after a few days post injection. The results peak at about 2 weeks and can last 3-9 months. Dr. Rokhsar has treated hundreds of patients successfully with excessive sweating on their feet with Botox injections.

Baby Botox – Lower Dose Injections

Baby Botox refers to a cosmetic treatment that involves the use of Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to achieve a more subtle and natural-looking result compared to traditional Botox treatments. The term “baby” in Baby Botox is used to indicate a lower dosage or a more conservative approach to Botox injections.

Typically, Botox is used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines on the face, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. Baby Botox follows the same principle but with a lighter touch. The goal is to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while still allowing for natural facial expressions and movement.

The main difference between Baby Botox and regular Botox is the dosage. In Baby Botox, smaller amounts of the toxin are used, which can result in a more subtle effect. This approach is often preferred by individuals who want to maintain some degree of facial mobility and avoid the frozen or overly smooth appearance that can sometimes occur with higher doses of Botox.
Baby Botox treatments are commonly used on areas such as the forehead, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines between the eyebrows. The effects of Baby Botox typically last for a few months, after which the treatment can be repeated if desired.

It’s important to note that Baby Botox is a term used in the cosmetic industry and may vary in its specific application and technique depending on the practitioner. If you’re considering getting Baby Botox or any cosmetic treatment, it’s recommended to consult with a qualified board certified dermatologist like Dr. Rokhsar who can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your individual needs and goals.

Botox For Rosacea

While Botox injections are not a standard treatment for rosacea, they can be used in some cases to help control redness associated with the condition.

Botox injections work by temporarily blocking the release of certain chemical signals from nerves that contribute to muscle contraction. In the case of rosacea, some individuals may experience facial flushing and redness due to the dilation of blood vessels. Botox injections can potentially help reduce this redness by relaxing the muscles around the blood vessels and preventing excessive dilation.

It’s important to note that the use of Botox for rosacea is considered an off-label use, meaning it is not an FDA-approved treatment specifically for this condition. Additionally, the effectiveness of Botox in managing rosacea-related redness can vary from person to person.

If you are considering Botox as a potential treatment for rosacea-related redness, Dr. Rokhsar strongly recommends consulting with a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Rokhsar who has detailed knowledge of botox injections for rosacea. Dr. Rokhsar can evaluate your specific case, discuss the potential risks and benefits, and help determine if Botox injections may be a suitable option for you. Dr Rokhsar can also provide guidance on other established treatments and lifestyle modifications that can effectively manage rosacea symptoms.


What Risks Are Associated With Botox?

Botox injections are generally considered safe when performed by a qualified healthcare professional. However, like any medical procedure, there are some risks5 and potential side effects associated with Botox injections. These can include:

  • Bruising and swelling: It’s common to experience some bruising or swelling at the injection site, which usually resolves within a few days.
  • Pain or discomfort: Mild pain or discomfort at the injection site is possible, but it is typically temporary.
  • Headache: Some individuals may experience a mild headache after receiving Botox injections, which usually subsides on its own.
  • Muscle weakness: Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles it is injected into. In some cases, this can result in temporary muscle weakness or drooping in nearby areas. However, these effects are usually minimal and resolve on their own within a few weeks.
  • Allergic reactions: While rare, some individuals may have an allergic reaction to Botox.
  • Symptoms can include itching, rash, hives, swelling, dizziness, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Spread of toxin: In rare cases, the toxin in Botox can spread beyond the injection site, leading to unwanted muscle weakness or other adverse effects in areas distant from the injection site.

Botox FAQs

How does Botox work?

Botox injections work by interrupting the communication between nerves that trigger micro-muscular facial movements. These unnecessary facial movements are responsible for causing fine lines and wrinkles.

What happens during treatment?

Botox is injected with a tiny needle directly and precisely into the muscle that causes moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. It is an in-office treatment that lasts 15 to 20 minutes, making it a procedure that can be done during your lunch break. Dr. Rokhsar is a fellowship-trained double board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, which makes him an expert on wrinkle treatments and skin smoothing procedures.

How does Botox Cosmetic compare to other options?

Compared to other aesthetic treatment options, Botox Cosmetic is relatively inexpensive. According to a survey by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it’s one of the least costly facial aesthetic procedures. And when you consider the difference it can make in the appearance of the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, you may find Botox Cosmetic to be a great way to invest in yourself.

What does Botox treat?

Botox is a versatile treatment that is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Some of the common conditions and concerns that Botox can effectively treat include:

  • Facial wrinkles: Botox injections are widely used to temporarily smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face, particularly in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines or “frown lines”), and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
  • Muscle spasticity: Botox can be used to treat muscle spasticity, which is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions or tightness. It is commonly used in conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or stroke-related spasticity.
  • Chronic migraines: Botox injections have been approved by regulatory authorities for the treatment of chronic migraines. It can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines in some individuals.
  • Excessive sweating: Botox can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating. It works by blocking the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands, thereby reducing sweating in the treated area.
  • Eye conditions: Botox can be used to treat certain eye conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes) and blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid twitching or squeezing).
  • Overactive bladder: Botox injections can help relax the bladder muscles and reduce urinary incontinence in individuals with an overactive bladder.

How soon will I see a difference?

You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of your lines and wrinkles may continue to improve for up to two weeks. By day 30 in a patient clinical study, 89 percent of patients judged the severity of their frown lines between their brows as markedly improved.

What kind of results can I expect with Botox injections?

The results of Botox injections can vary depending on the specific treatment area, the amount of Botox used, and individual factors such as skin type and muscle activity. Here are some general expectations for common uses of Botox:

For facial wrinkles, Botox injections are highly effective in reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. You can expect to see a visible smoothing of wrinkles and lines, particularly in the treated areas. The results usually become noticeable within a few days to a week after the injection and can last for three to four months. Regular maintenance treatments are typically recommended to sustain the desired results.

For excessive sweating, Botox injections can significantly reduce excessive sweating in the treated area. Results are usually noticeable within a week and can last for several months. Follow-up treatments are typically necessary to maintain the desired reduction in sweating.

What are the possible side effects of getting Botox® for sweaty palms and hands?

Due to the skin’s sensitivity to the hands, the procedure can be somewhat uncomfortable. Dr. Rokhsar will administer a topical anesthetic to ensure a more comfortable procedure. Botox injections for hands is a life altering procedure unmatched by any other procedure. Rarely, patients may experience slight weakness of the hand at about two weeks post injection which usually resolves within a few days.

What are the benefits of the microdroplet precision technique?

The microdroplet technique uses very small amounts of botox to achieve very natural results. The microdroplet technique can be used in the glabella (frown lines) forehead lines, crow’s feet, upper lip lines, necklines, and jawlines.

It is generally viewed as underdosing. So even though results may look subtle, longevity may be compromised.

What type of numbing is done prior to the injections and what is done right after the injection?

Our practice has refined the idea of pain control for Botox injections. First, we use the smallest needles available. Our very expensive needles, which we purchase from Japan, are literally the size of a hair. The smaller the needle translates into less pain. Second, we use a colder roller to numb and relax the muscle. This way, you will barely feel the needle prick. Lastly, we can use numbing cream. But most of our patients tell us that our cold roller technique is better than any numbing cream.

Why is it better to visit a cosmetic dermatologist than a plastic surgeon, PA, nurse, internist, etc for Botox injections?

In cosmetic dermatology, we perform Botox injections every day on five to ten patients. It is not something we do casually. This is our specialty! Studies establishing the protocols for Botox injections were conducted by dermatologists. You wouldn’t go to a dermatologist for toothache, so why would you go to your dentist for Botox injections? If you wouldn’t go to your dermatologist for flu-like symptoms, you should think twice before seeing an internist for Botox injections.

Additionally, beware of med spas that offer Botox injections by PAs and nurses. Physician Assistant (PA) programs are two years long and do not include residency training. Physician Assistants are supposed to be directly supervised by doctors. There is unfortunately a lack of enforcement of the rules by state boards. I have personally had to correct all sorts of issues in patients who had Botox administered by a non-dermatologist.

How many units of Botox for the forehead?

The recommended number of Botox units for the forehead varies among practitioners and clinics, but the average range is between 10 to 30 units. The manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic, Allergan, recommends a total of 20 units of Botox for forehead lines. Some practitioners may inject up to 30 units for optimal results. The number of units needed can vary depending on individual factors such as muscle strength and the severity of wrinkles. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a double board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon and trains other doctors how to properly inject Botox and many other injectables. Dr. Rokhsar teaches the Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic at Mt Sinai Hospital. During a visit with him, he will assess your goals and recommend the appropriate amount of Botox needed to achieve your desired results.

How many units of Botox for lip flip?

The number of units of Botox required for a lip flip can vary depending on individual anatomy, desired results, and the brand of botulinum toxin type A being administered. However, in general, it appears that most people require between 4 and 8 units of Botox for a lip flip procedure. In some situations the procedure can be done with as little as 2 units of Botox while others recommend up to 12 units for a complete lip flip. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert injector and will determine the appropriate brand and amount of Botox needed to achieve your desired results.

How long does Botox take to work?

The effects of Botox injections can be seen as early as 1 to 3 days after treatment, with full results becoming visible within 10 to 14 days. However, in some situations it can take up to 2 weeks for the full effects to be seen, depending on the area being treated and the amount of Botox used. The duration of the effects of Botox can vary depending on the area being treated, but the average duration for glabella lines (the lines between the brows), forehead lines, and lateral crow’s feet is approximately 3 to 4 months.

Not everyone will have visible results or relief from symptoms after receiving Botox treatment, and the effect may also depend on factors such as dosage of the injection and physical activity after treatment. Botox is typically administered using a small needle with only minor discomfort and the procedure usually takes only a few minutes. Some immediate side effects that patients may experience include redness and swelling at the injection site, which typically dissipates within 10-15 minutes after treatment.

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections typically last between 3 to 4 months, but this can vary depending on factors such as age, sex, and the individual’s unique anatomy and muscle strength. It is not uncommon for first-timers to notice that the effects may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment. Regular Botox treatments can also affect how long the effects last, as it may require fewer treatments over time to achieve the same results. In some cases, the effects of Botox may last up to 6 months or as short as 2 months. It typically takes 2 weeks for the Botox to fully set in, after which the effects can last anywhere between 3 to 6 months. Patients can usually see the effects of Botox within 3 to 4 days after injection, but this may also vary depending on the individual.

Botox for the Neck Skin FAQs

Can Botox Tighten Neck Skin?

Yes, Botox for the neck can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin. However, it is more suitable for patients with early sagging. Dr. Rokhsar offers other skin tightening alternatives like Ulthera and Thermitight so that each patient’s individual aesthetic goals can be addressed. He is happy to help you choose the best alternatives.

Can Botox Help Turkey Neck?

Botox injections can be used to help improve the appearance of a “turkey neck” or the sagging skin and muscle laxity in the neck area. When injected into the neck muscles, Botox can relax the underlying muscles, leading to a tightening and smoothing effect.

The platysma muscle in the neck can contribute to the appearance of vertical bands or wrinkles, as well as the sagging of the skin. Botox can be strategically injected into these muscles to soften the appearance of the bands and provide a more lifted and youthful look to the neck.

It’s important to note that while Botox can provide some improvement in the appearance of a turkey neck, it may not be a comprehensive solution for significant skin laxity or excess fat in the neck area. In some cases, additional treatments such as neck lifts, liposuction, or skin tightening procedures may be more suitable to achieve the desired results.

How Much is Botox for the Neck?

The cost of Botox for the neck varies depending on the severity of your neck muscle laxity, the amount of botox which has to be used, and your ultimate cosmetic goals. Dr. Rokhsar can provide you with an exact cost after evaluating your unique needs and goals.

How Long Does Neck Botox Last?

In most cases, the effects of Botox can last from three to four months, after which you can book an appointment for another session. In patients using botox regularly for a period of time, the results may last 4-5 months,

Is Botox in the Neck Dangerous?

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Botox injections for the neck are generally safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects to consider. It is important to receive Botox injections from a trained and experienced professional to minimize the risks.

Some potential risks and side effects associated with Botox injections for the neck include temporary muscle weakness. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles it is injected into. While this can help reduce the appearance of sagging or wrinkles in the neck, it can also cause temporary muscle weakness or difficulty swallowing in some cases. These effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a few weeks.

In rare instances, individuals may experience allergic reactions to Botox. Signs of an allergic reaction can include itching, rash, hives, swelling, dizziness, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Occasionally, Botox injections in the neck area can result in unintended side effects such as temporary difficulty speaking, neck pain, or discomfort. These effects are typically temporary and resolve on their own.

How many units of Botox for turkey neck?

Botox can be an effective treatment for a “turkey neck,” which is characterized by the laxity of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. However, the number of Botox units needed can vary depending on the individual’s unique anatomy and the severity of the condition. The condition in the neck treatable with Botox is called platysma banding. Platysmal banding is the bunching up of the platysma muscle in the front portion of the neck which gives a wrinkled appearance. Botox relaxes the platysma muscle band making the area look less wrinkled.

In general, the average range of Botox units for neck bands is between 25 to 50 units. However, during a consultation, Dr. Rokhsar will determine the appropriate number of Botox units needed based on the patient’s muscle strength and the length and caliber of the neck band. The use of Botox can relax the muscles in the neck, which can improve the appearance of the turkey neck by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Botox is not a substitute for surgery in cases where there is significant skin and fat excess. In those cases, facelifts and neck lifts remain the gold standard for definitive and instant results. Liposuction can also be an effective way to address a double chin. Dr. Rokhsar also uses the Thermitight skin tightening procedure which can cause dramatic skin tightening in this area without cutting or surgery. It’s best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for individual needs.

How many units of Botox for a neck lift?

The amount of Botox units required for a neck lift varies depending on several factors such as the length and caliber of the neck band, muscle strength, and the desired results. Generally, neck Botox injections range from 20-50 units, depending on the individual’s unique needs.

How many units of Botox for neck lines?

The number of units of Botox required for neck wrinkles or bands may vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the treatment area, the severity of wrinkles, and muscle strength. Neck Botox usually requires 20-50 units of Botox to relax the neck muscles and prevent them from contracting to pull the skin down. This procedure is also referred to as the Nefertiti neck lift or Botox neck lift because it tightens and rejuvenates the neck skin.
Some of the common areas where Botox is injected and the recommended units of Botox for each area include:

  • Frown or Glabellar Lines: 20-50 units;
  • Crow’s feet: 12-24 units per side;
  • Forehead lines: 10-30 units;
  • Bunny lines: 12-40 units;
  • Upper lip lines: 4-10 units.
  • For vertical neck bands, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar recommends using Botox to soften their appearance by relaxing the muscles. The number of units needed may range from 20 to 50 units, depending on the length, size, and strength of the neck band.

Botox for Migraines FAQs

How does Botox help migraines?

Botox works by blocking the release of certain neurotransmitters which allow muscles to contract. This effect disrupts the pathway of muscle contraction between the nerves and the muscles. The result is a reduction in the frequency and severity of muscle contraction of head muscles as well as muscles around the arteries that are involved in the pathophysiology of migraine headaches.

Botox is a preventive medicine that is injected into the muscles around the head and neck every 12 weeks. It is approved by the FDA for use in adults with chronic migraine and tension headaches. In studies, Botox prevented about 8 to 9 headache days a month, compared to 6 to 7 days per month for patients given a placebo, an inactive treatment. Botox is not a cure for migraines, but rather a way to manage the symptoms.

How effective is Botox for migraines?

Botox has been proven effective in treating chronic migraines. It is like a roadblock in that pathway, preventing the nerves from communicating with their targets. Botox injections are given into specific muscle areas around the head and neck, including the forehead, bridge of the nose, temples, neck, back of the head, and just above the shoulder blades in the upper back.

Botox injections have been shown to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in people who experience 15 or more headache days per month, a condition called chronic migraine. Patients who receive Botox treatment typically require injections every three months to maintain the benefit. A response rate of 65% is expected after three courses of treatment, which is sustained over three years.

Where is Botox injected for migraines?

During the procedure, several small injections of Botox are administered into specific muscle areas around the head and neck to help prevent migraines before they start. The injection sites can include the forehead, temples, bridge of the nose, back of the head, neck, and just above the shoulder blades in the upper back. The number of injections needed may vary depending on the individual’s anatomy and the severity of their migraines, but typically, patients receive 30 to 40 injections during each session.

How many units of Botox for migraines?

The recommended total dose of Botox for chronic migraine prevention is 100-200 units, which is administered intramuscularly Each muscle area has a number of sites where 0.1 milliliters (mL) of Botox will be injected. It’s essential to follow the recommended dosing and injection protocols to achieve optimal results and reduce the risk of adverse effects.

How long does Botox for migraines last?

The effects of Botox for migraines can typically be seen within 1 to 3 days after the treatment, although it may take up to two weeks for some individuals. The duration of the Botox effect lasts around 2.5 to 3 months on average, and it is recommended that patients receive injections every 12 weeks to maintain the treatment’s effectiveness. Not all people with chronic migraines respond well to Botox injections, and it may take up to two treatment cycles to determine its effectiveness.

How to qualify for Botox for migraines?

You must have a diagnosis of chronic migraine, which is defined as having headaches at least 15 days per month for more than 3 months and fulfilling certain criteria. Additionally, you should have tried and failed to find relief from other migraine treatments.

Botox injections for migraines are approved for individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who experience at least 15 migraine days per month, with each headache lasting at least 4 hours.

Why Choose Dr. Rokhsar For Botox Injections?

Dr. Rokhsar is an internationally renowned dermatologist who has exceedingly advanced knowledge and experience working with Botox injections. Using Botox to reshape the face takes a dermatologist, like Dr. Rokhsar, with significant training, impressive results, and expert patient care. Because of his selection as trainer and speaker for Allergan, Dr. Rokhsar is qualified to inject Botox for many purposes. If you’re interested in Botox in the New York area, contact us today.

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Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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