Rand Rodgers, MD
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon
If you’re not happy looking into the mirror each day only to see lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin in your reflection, experienced ophthalmic plastic surgeon Rand Rodgers, MD, and his experienced team may be able to help. They offer patients numerous options to preserve their natural-looking, youthful appearance, with Botox® cosmetic and dermal fillers. Both Botox and fillers are nonsurgical, in-office procedures that can provide the anti-aging boost you desire. Call their office for an appointment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Great Neck, or New Rochelle, New York, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule.
Botox and Fillers Q&A
How does Botox work?
Botox® is an FDA approved treatment made of a highly-purified form of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox takes just a few minutes to treat the lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, so these signs of aging become less visible. Dr. Rodgers also offers Xeomin®, an FDA-approved treatment that weakens the muscles that, with repetitive contractions, contributes to wrinkles.
At the office of Rand Rodgers, MD, you can get Botox and Xeomin injected into the lines and wrinkles on your forehead and the crow’s feet around your eyes so the muscles can’t contract as much. You’ll still be able to make natural facial expressions, and you’ll look like yourself, but you’ll have fewer visible lines and wrinkles.
How long does Botox last?
After treatment, you may notice a difference in the first 24-48 hours, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles continues to improve over the next few days. Results can last up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers work differently than Botox in that they plump your skin, add volume, and smooth out lines and wrinkles with an injectable gel, rather than temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid — a substance your body produces naturally when you’re younger — but as you age, that production diminishes. The result is sometimes a noticeable volume loss in your facial features. Rand Rodgers, MD, offers Restylane®, Restylane Lift ®, Juvederm®, Juvederm Ultra®, and Radiesse®.
What areas do dermal fillers treat?
Different dermal fillers work to:
- Sunken areas -- the tear trough -- in the lower eyelids
- Soften lines and wrinkles on your face
- Add volume to your lips
- Add volume to your cheeks
- Reduce the appearance of smile lines
Depending on the type of filler you receive, and if you have moderate or severe lines and wrinkles, the effects of dermal fillers can last a few months or a few years. You can discuss with Dr. Rodgers which dermal filler best suits your cosmetic needs.
Rand Rodgers, MD, also offers eyelid fillers that restore lost volume in your eyelids. These are usually made of natural substances, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite. Eyelid fillers are an anti-aging treatment option that makes them appear smoother, tighter, and younger-looking. Dr. Rodgers might combine eyelid fillers with Botox or laser resurfacing to optimize your results.
If you want to reduce the outward signs of aging, minimize lines and wrinkles, or add volume, and still have a natural appearance, Botox injections and dermal fillers may be the ideal solution. The experienced team recommends treatments that can best help you achieve your personal anti-aging goals.
Call Rand Rodgers, MD, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about injectables like Botox, facial line fillers, and eye fillers.
*Individual results may vary