What is Botox?

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.
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.
On average, it can take anywhere between five to seven days before you see the final results.
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.
There is very minimal discomfort with Botox® and no downtime. Patients are able to return to work and normal routine immediately after treatment.

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is a botulinum toxin that is used to treat cervical dystonia (CD), blepharospasm (abnormal spasms of the eyelids), & temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

Xeomin works similarly to other Botulinum toxin A branded products (i.e. Botox & Dysport), in that it blocks the message from the nerve terminals that cause the muscle fibers to contract. Xeomin is administered through a series of tiny injections by Dr. Lin & Dr. Cohen-Kashi. Not all nerve terminals are affected, so the muscles can still contract, but do so with less force, thereby reducing wrinkles.
Xeomin works similarly to other Botulinum toxin A branded products (i.e. Botox & Dysport), in that it blocks the message from the nerve terminals that cause the muscle fibers to contract. Xeomin is administered through a series of tiny injections by Dr. Lin & Dr. Cohen-Kashi. Not all nerve terminals are affected, so the muscles can still contract, but do so with less force, thereby reducing wrinkles.
Yes. Xeomin is FDA approved and has been administered to over 84,000 patients worldwide.
Patients can expect to see results within one week, and the effects last between three to six months. The onset of results and the duration of the effects are comparable to Botox.
There is very minimal discomfort with Botox® and no downtime. Patients are able to return to work and their normal routines immediately after treatment.

Meet Our Physician Assistant

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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