Botox, Long Island NY

Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures for reducing or eliminating facial wrinkles. It is safe, quick, effective, and ideal for treating frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, worry lines around the mouth, lines on the sides of the nose, and crow’s feet.

Botox® is administered through a series of tiny injections, which then relaxes the facial muscles that create certain facial expressions. It is common to combine Botox with facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, or fat grafting but unlike Botox, facial fillers work by restoring volume to wrinkles or depressions.


Andres Melo is North Shore Center For Plastic Surgery’s Physician Assistant (PA) who specializes in the latest aesthetic injectables and skin care. He has been practicing medicine and perfecting the art of cosmetic injectables in the Long Island/Queens area for over half a decade. Over his medical career he has trained under some of the top plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the US and Colombia.

Andres began his studies at Binghamton University in upstate New York where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He then proceeded to finish his medical training at Touro College where he was awarded a master’s degree in Health and Physician Assistant Studies.

Andres Melo is certified by the National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed to practice in the state of New York.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Botox

Are there different types of facial wrinkles?

Yes, there are two types – static and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are visible when facial muscles are relaxed. By contrast, dynamic wrinkles are facial wrinkles that are only visible when facial muscles are animated.

How long will it take to start seeing results from my Botox?

On average, it can take anywhere between five to seven days before you see the final results.

How long will my Botox last?

Botox can last anywhere between three to six months (depending on the person). The location being treated can also be a variable in the duration of the results. However, Botox® Cosmetic results are only temporary, so routine injections are required to maintain results.

Is Botox painful?

There is very minimal discomfort with Botox and no downtime. Patients are able to return to work and normal routine immediately after treatment.

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