BOTOX Cosmetic has quickly become one of the most talked about products and procedures done in the cosmetic enhancement industry. It is used to help men and women of various ages achieve and maintain a youthful and natural look. Although the treatment doesn't produce results as dramatic as more invasive procedures, Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore commonly uses BOTOX at his practice in Albany, NY as part of his anti-aging treatment spectrum.
Dr. Rockmore approaches each procedure with precision and artistic vision to reveal each patient's unique beauty. To get started, request a free consultation using his online form or call his office at (518) 438-0505.
Before & After Photos
Photos courtesy of Allergan®
Dr. Rockmore's Approach
There are many jokes and fears about BOTOX creating a frozen face. However, this result can be avoided by choosing a well-trained physician. For this reason, Dr. Rockmore, a board-certified plastic surgeon, personally performs all of his own BOTOX injections. He carefully plans each treatment and ensures the BOTOX is precisely placed to create an improved but natural look. Your face will move naturally, but the troublesome creases will no longer be there.
Benefits of BOTOX Treatments
BOTOX is used to treat dynamic rhytides, which is a medical term for wrinkles caused by active contraction of certain facial muscles. Common areas treated with BOTOX include:
Crow's feet at the outer corners of the eyes
Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the 11s
Horizontal forehead lines
While these are the most commonly treated areas, there are other uses for BOTOX injections including the wrinkles of the nose, vertical neck bands, and smoker's lines of the upper lip. BOTOX is not useful for all wrinkles and is not used on the static wrinkles of the lower face. These are best treated with injectables in most instances.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause the wrinkles you want to target. The sole function of these muscles is to make the movement that creates the wrinkle, so your face will move normally and naturally.
Why Choose Dr. Rockmore for BOTOX
Experience with thousands of BOTOX and filler injections and other non-surgical facial procedures
Performs all of his own injections, rather than an aesthetician, to ensure precise placement
Artistic vision for the best, most natural-looking result, combined with vast technical expertise honed over years of experience
How Much Does BOTOX Cost?
BOTOX is priced in most offices by the unit. Dr. Rockmore charges $12 per unit for BOTOX with a minimum of $350. The minimum is due to the fact that Dr. Rockmore uses a new bottle for each individual patient as is recommended by the manufacturer. This ensures that the BOTOX is fresh and results are consistent. The table below lists the number of units typically used in various areas.
Typical Number of Units Used
9 to 10 per side
$216 to $240 (both eyes)
Horizontal forehead lines
10 to 20
$120 to $240
Vertical frown lines
20 to 30
$240 to $360
It usually costs $600 to treat all of the above areas. Dr. Rockmore participates in the Brilliant Distinctions® program, which provides discounts for multiple BOTOX treatments.
The BOTOX Procedure
On the day of your treatment, you will first meet with Dr. Rockmore and discuss the areas that bother you. He will examine your face and provide options to treat those areas. If it is determined that BOTOX is the best option for you, the treatment can be performed at that time. The nurse will prepare the single-use vial of BOTOX, and then Dr. Rockmore will make carefully placed injections. He uses a fine needle to minimize any discomfort or bruising. When your treatment is over, you will be provided an icepack and are free to return to your daily routine. The whole process typically takes just 15 minutes.
One of the many advantages of BOTOX treatments is that there truly is no recovery time. You can have a BOTOX treatment on your way to work or at lunchtime without anyone knowing.
"Dr. Rockmore is the most skillful injector I have known. He is current and on top of all the latest advancements in fillers and BOTOX. His specific BOTOX placement has dramatically improved the aging around my eyes and forehead. I look fresher and younger and still have expression in my face."
Visit Dr. Rockmore's Testimonials page to read other words from his patients.
BOTOX starts to work after 3 to 5 days, which is when you will notice the wrinkles begin to soften and gradually fade. For deeper creases, continued improvement will occur with repeated use of BOTOX treatments. The improvements from BOTOX last for 3 to 4 months, after which time the muscles start to function again and the wrinkles gradually return.