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Andover Dermatologist Helps Patients Turn Back Time With Botox Cosmetic
ANDOVER, MASSACHUSSETTS-More than a decade after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved BOTOX cosmetic to treat fine lines and wrinkles, the BOTOX industry is expected to reach billions of dollars worldwide by 2018. In Andover, MA, Dr. Alan Rockoff offers BOTOX cosmetic as a means to help his patients appear younger without the need for invasive surgery.
"BOTOX cosmetic has proven time and time again to be an effective wrinkle smoother," explains Dr. Rockoff, an Andover dermatologist. "The injections are a highly convenient method to create a more youthful appearance."
While wrinkles occur for a variety of reasons, those around the eyes, between the eyebrows and around the mouth are largely due to muscle contractions. When the muscles contract or activate, this can give off a wrinkled appearance. By "paralyzing" these muscles to keep them from contracting, BOTOX cosmetic at Dr. Rockoff's office helps patients experience a less-wrinkled appearance.
BOTOX is administered into strategic areas of the face where the muscles are known to contract. Typically, this involves about three injections around the crow's feet and five injections around the frown lines in between the eyebrows. Not only does BOTOX help patients appear less wrinkled, they also keep the muscles from contracting. This has the effect of keeping wrinkles from worsening.
In an hour or less, Dr. Rockoff can carefully administer BOTOX injections in time for a patient to return to work, school or home. Each person's results can vary, but the average results for BOTOX last between three and six months. As a person gets ensuing BOTOX injections, the results tend to last longer.
Because the body ultimately absorbs BOTOX cosmetic, it is associated with few side effects. While patients may experience some discomfort during the injections themselves, adverse side effects are rare. They include eyelid drooping, frown line drooping, dry mouth Dr. Rockoff discusses both risks and rewards with his patients to ensure they have an accurate and realistic expectation of how BOTOX can help.
Before BOTOX, a patient could live with facial wrinkles or opt for a more-invasive facelift surgical procedure. While patients who use BOTOX may ultimately elect to have a facelift to minimize wrinkling, BOTOX can delay this process and help a patient appear younger.
"BOTOX is an excellent and safe option for patients," says Dr. Rockoff, a dermatologist offering BOTOX in Andover. "If a patient is wondering if the treatment can benefit them, I encourage them to schedule a consultation."
For more information on BOTOX cosmetic injections at Dr. Rockoff's Andover, MA dermatology, laser and skin surgery office, please call (617) 731-2390. To learn about additional services Dr. Rockoff offers, including laser hair removal, please visit his website at www.RockoffCenter.com.
About Dr. Rockoff: Dr. Alan Rockoff is a board-certified Andover dermatologist who graduated with his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He also completed a pediatric internship and residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and a dermatology residency program through a partnership with Boston University and Tufts University. In addition to his services at The Rockoff Center, he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University. He is a published author, speaker and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.