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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
March 11, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles   Botox  

Is Botox treatment what you need to get a more youthful appearance?

Before you turn to our Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven it’s important that you understand more about Botox and what it can, and can’t, do for your appearance so you can decide whether you would like to consider Botox treatment. Here at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here’s what you should know about Botox:

What’s being injected into my face?

We think it’s only fair that patients fully understand what is in these injections so they can decide whether this is a treatment they feel comfortable with. Botox injections contain a purified, medical-grade form of diluted botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles of the face.

How does it stop the muscles from contracting? When Botox is injected into muscle groups of the face, it temporarily blocks nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. This immediately softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles that appear when making facial expressions. When performed by our team of licensed dermatologists here in  Huntington and Hicksville, NY, Botox is completely safe.

It only takes a couple of minutes to administer Botox, which is another reason people turn to us for this cosmetic treatment. Patients don’t need to take time off work and they can return to their routine immediately after. We have even performed Botox during our patient’s lunch break or after work. While we can numb the area prior to administering the injections, the needles are so thin that patients easily tolerate them without any issues.

When will I notice results?

It takes about 3-4 days for patients to see smoother, younger-looking skin. Since the muscles are inactive, they can’t pull at the skin to create the formation of new lines or to make fine lines and wrinkles worse. Results typically last up to 6 months. If you love your results, you can talk with our team to find out how often you should come in for maintenance injections to keep your results looking new and fresh.

What type of wrinkles does Botox treat?

Botox won’t be able to treat all fine lines and wrinkles. It works best on wrinkles that develop due to muscle contractions (referred to as “dynamic wrinkles”). These are the lines and wrinkles that seem to pop whenever you smile, laugh, or squint. Botox is great for treating:

  • Frown lines around the nose and mouth
  • Furrow lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)

If you are interested in finding out whether Botox treatment is right for you, turn to our Hicksville and Huntington, NY, dermatologists today for a no-risk consultation. To schedule an evaluation, call Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology at (631) 271-2769 or (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
June 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

If you suffer from acne, don't despair. While this skin condition is frustrating and stubborn, your friends at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY can help. Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven provide the latest and most effective acne treatments for people of all ages. Talk to your Huntington dermatology team to learn more.

What is acne?

It's a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that impacts about 50 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Most are teens, but adults get acne, too.

And, it's all too familiar, isn't it? You may have blackheads, whiteheads, or red pustules or papules on your face, chest, neck, and shoulders. They result from plugged oil ducts or sebaceous glands associated with your hair follicles. Continued flare-ups and inflammation may lead to changes in skin pigmentation and texture and even produce scarring. It's why you should schedule an appointment with your Huntington dermatology team if you suspect you have an acne problem.

What causes acne?

Acne runs in families, reports MedicalNewsToday. Linked to flare-ups are these factors:

  • Age (more frequently, it happens to teens)
  • Diet (fatty foods)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Hormonal fluctuations in puberty and menopause
  • Poor skin hygiene
  • Sweating after exercising

Squeezing or popping acne lesions worsens them, increasing redness and soreness and even leading to infection and scarring.

What you can do about your acne?

See Dr. Sherer or Dr. Coven at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY. He'll examine your areas of break out and determine a proper care plan, including many of these interventions:

  • Twice daily, gentle washing with an approved acne wash
  • Keeping your hands off your face as much as possible
  • Application of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to dry lesions and kill bacteria
  • Oral contraceptives to limit hormonal influences
  • Antibiotic therapy to quell the infection
  • Isotretinoin is taken orally for very severe cystic acne
  • Avoiding tight hats or other clothing which rubs against the skin
  • Cleaning your glasses every day
  • Avoiding the sun
  • Showering after sweating a lot

Additionally, check-in with your Huntington dermatology team to track how effective your treatment plan is. They can adjust various components to arrive at your optimal results.

Get the clearer skin you want

If acne is troubling you and your skin, contact Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Daniel Sherer, Dr. Todd Coven, and their team know acne, and they can help. We have a location in Huntington, NY (631) 271-2769 and one in Hicksville (516) 433-3200.

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