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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Men and women visit Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments on Long Island to smooth out crow's feet, frown lines, and neck bands in a safe, medical environment. When you choose one of our plastic surgeons, Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. David Pincus, or Joanne Vitale, RPA-C, for your BOTOX procedure, you're choosing to be treated by a skilled medical professional with plenty of experience. Our team strives to provide results that help you look naturally refreshed while maintaining your natural expressions.

Request a consultation, or give us a call at (631) 424-3600 to find out how BOTOX Cosmetic can give you subtle, beautiful results.

Your BOTOX Procedure

A BOTOX treatment usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes. Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Pincus first cleans the injection site and then administers a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Using a small needle, the surgeon injects BOTOX Cosmetic into the treatment areas. Most patients are able to return to work or normal activity immediately after their BOTOX treatments.

Some swelling or bruising occasionally occurs at the injection site, and ice or a cold compress can alleviate this. A patient may report a headache following treatment, but this side effect is rare. To ensure ideal results, keep your head elevated for at least 4 hours after your appointment, and avoid rubbing or touching the injection sites. We will discuss potential side effects and provide you with an information sheet prior to the procedure.

Common Questions

Is BOTOX Cosmetic permanent?

No. The results of a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment are generally visible within 4 to 6 days, and the results can last for up to 4 months. With continued treatment, the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic may last longer, and patients often find that they can go longer between appointments. For more permanent results, we often recommend a face lift or other facial surgical procedure.

How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?

Since BOTOX was approved for cosmetic use in 2002, it's helped countless women and men improve their appearance and feel better about themselves.

When we smile, frown, laugh, or cry, our facial muscles contract. These contractions cause the skin to wrinkle, and over time, those temporary wrinkles can turn into permanent lines. When BOTOX, a purified form of the botulinum A toxin, is administered to these sites, it temporarily disables the facial muscles, allowing the skin to lie flat and smooth. With continued use, BOTOX can significantly reduce the appearance of crow's feet, forehead lines, frown lines, neck bands, and other stubborn wrinkles.

Will BOTOX give my face a "frozen" appearance?

When BOTOX is administered by a trained professional, the results are subtle and natural looking, not fake or frozen. By trusting your face to skilled, experienced board-certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Romanelli and Dr. Pincus, you can be sure you're getting the most out of every BOTOX treatment.

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