People from Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas considering BOTOX know that crow’s feet and “worry lines” are some of the earliest signs of aging. These wrinkles can create an angry or tired appearance and make you look years older. BOTOX injections help patients from Brighton, Irondequoit, Henrietta, and beyond smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in a natural-looking way.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Before & After Photos
Photos courtesy of Allergan. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the tiny facial muscles that cause wrinkles to develop. Unlike lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and the skin’s natural aging process, the dynamic wrinkles targeted by BOTOX are created by repeated muscle contractions as you change expressions. BOTOX can also prevent new wrinkles from forming by reducing muscle movement.
DAXXIFY®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are also neuromodulators that can improve expression lines on the face. Your provider can advise you on the best injectable based on your skin concerns.
What Does BOTOX Treatment Cost in Rochester, NY?
Because each patient comes to us with unique concerns, it’s difficult to provide an accurate estimate of a general cost. The cost of your treatment session is tailored to your individual needs and desires. We charge patients a per-unit price, which is a more transparent method than charging per area, as some other practices do.
During your initial consultation, we’ll provide a written quote to help you plan. Dermatology Associates of Rochester prides itself on our extensive history of producing successful treatments and customizing procedures to meet the specific needs of our patients.
What To Expect During Your BOTOX Treatment
Your BOTOX session will only take a few minutes, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Even though the procedure is extremely safe, it is still a medical treatment and requires injectors with advanced training to ensure you get the desired results.
Our board-certified dermatologists and nurse practitioners have the skill, experience, and sense of aesthetics to customize treatments to meet your individual cosmetic goals and create natural-looking results that avoid a “frozen” appearance.
What Does BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX improves facial lines and wrinkles caused by frequent muscle movements such as:
Frown lines between the eyebrows, also called glabellar lines or “11s”
Crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes
Bunny lines on the nose
Enlarged masseter muscles that cause a squared jawline
Lines above and below the lips
Some of the areas listed are considered “off-label” uses, meaning BOTOX is not specifically approved by the FDA for those treatment areas.
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What Is Recovery Like After BOTOX?
You can resume most regular activities immediately after your treatment. However, you should postpone strenuous activities for 24 hours and avoid lying down for 3 to 4 hours. Refrain from rubbing or touching the treated area for a day. After that, apply sunscreen to your skin when going outdoors, as the treated areas can be sensitive. You should see the results of your BOTOX treatment after about a week.
What Results Can I Expect After BOTOX?
When performed by a skilled injector, you can expect natural-looking results from your BOTOX treatment. You’ll retain the ability to make a full range of facial expressions, though your movements will be a little less pronounced. We are always careful to create flattering, subtle results that don’t look “frozen” or “overdone,” and we closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the preparation of each dose to maximize the duration of the results.
Specializing in Concierge Treatment Designed for You
We established Dermatology Associates of Rochester to provide quality, compassionate medical and cosmetic skincare and plastic surgery services in a boutique setting where patients felt like part of an extended family. Our board-certified dermatologists, plastic surgeon, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses work together with our professional staff to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience each time you visit.
What Are the Differences Between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?
BOTOX and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments, but they work in different ways and address different types of wrinkles. While BOTOX addresses dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers use gels to restore volume to areas of the face where the aging process creates lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds or thinning lips.
BOTOX, Dysport & XEOMIN
What It Treats
Dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines
Static wrinkles, including smile lines, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines
How It Works
Relaxes facial muscles that cause wrinkling
Adds volume to wrinkle depressions and sunken areas
Duration of Results
3 to 4 months
6 to 18 months
When You See Results
4 to 10 days
Immediate (for most fillers)
Slims the jawline
Subtly lifts the brow
Treats a gummy smile
Sculpts facial features
Adds volume to flattened cheeks
Plumps up thin lips
Are BOTOX injections painful?
Most patients describe the sensation as similar to being pinched, but it’s rare for any discomfort to linger. If requested, we offer a topical numbing cream prior to your injections to keep you as comfortable as possible. Patients typically return to work or other activities immediately after their treatment.
Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX is approved by the FDA and has an extensive track record for being safe and effective. The best way to minimize the risk of unwanted side effects is to choose experienced and highly trained injectors. BOTOX is the only product approved by the FDA to treat cosmetic concerns such as excessive underarm sweating, crow’s feet, and moderate to severe forehead lines.
How long do the results last?
BOTOX treatments produce temporary results generally lasting up to 3 months. Patients who get injections to maintain their results may notice the effects last longer.
Can I combine BOTOX with other procedures?
Absolutely. BOTOX is excellent on its own, but you can make your results even more dramatic by adding skin rejuvenation procedures, such as Halo™ Pro or Fraxel®. BOTOX also pairs well with dermal fillers to comprehensively rejuvenate the face. Combining BOTOX and filler in this way is often called a liquid or nonsurgical facelift. Your practitioner will be happy to guide you through decisions like this during your consultation.
How many BOTOX injections do I need?
The number of injections you need depends on your facial goals and the areas you want to treat. BOTOX is a customizable treatment; your provider will determine the right number of injections for radiant and long-lasting results.
How long will my BOTOX treatment session last?
Your BOTOX treatment will take around 15 minutes or longer, depending on the areas you want to improve.
Will my face look unnatural after BOTOX?
A skilled and experienced injector can give you soft and natural-looking results with BOTOX. After the treatment, you should still look like yourself, just more youthful and refreshed.
Women and men considering BOTOX in Brighton, Irondequoit, Henrietta, and throughout the Rochester, NY, metropolitan area trust Dermatology Associates of Rochester for producing results that look natural. To get started enjoying younger-looking skin, request a consultation online or call our office at
(585) 272-0700 to schedule your appointment.