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By Rockoff Dermatology Center
May 28, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Find out if this cosmetic treatment is all you need to take years off your face.


Are you looking for ways to improve your appearance? If so, you may be considering how our Brookline, MA, dermatologist Dr. Alan Rockoff can help you. If the idea of cosmetic dermatology has piqued your interest but you aren’t quite ready to consider cosmetic surgery then you may want to consider Botox treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is a simple minimally invasive injectable treatment that targets the lines and wrinkles of the face. Botox works differently from dermal fillers, which are used to fill out lines and wrinkles. Instead, Botox uses a special medical-grade neurotoxin, known as botulinum toxin A, which relaxes the muscles and temporarily prevents them from contracting. When these muscles can’t contract it immediately lessens the appearance of wrinkles.

What does Botox treat?

Botox can treat a variety of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles of the face; however, it won’t treat all facial wrinkles. Botox is only able to address dynamic wrinkles, or lines that are due to muscle contractions. Any lines or wrinkles that are more visible when you smile or frown are the wrinkles that Botox can treat. This procedure is not right for smoothing away lines and wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage.

Botox is great for treating,

  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Laugh lines (wrinkles around the mouth)
  • Nasolabial folds (deep wrinkles around the nose)
  • Forehead and chin wrinkles and fine lines

What should I expect from Botox treatment?

Many people turn to Botox when they are first considering anti-aging treatments because the results are only temporary, the procedure is quick and relatively painless, and there are no surgeries or invasive procedures involved. In fact, getting Botox from our Brookline, MA, skin doctor only takes a few minutes. We will apply a numbing gel or ice pack to the area prior to administering the needles. Once the needles are administered you can go right back to your daily routine. There is absolutely no downtime involved in getting Botox.

When will I see results?

Unlike dermal fillers, you won’t see instant results with Botox. It will take a couple of days for smoother skin to appear, with full results showing up within a week after treatment. Botox results last about 3-4 months.

Are you ready to find out if Botox is the treatment to help smooth out those lines and wrinkles? If so, call the experts at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA, to schedule your consultation.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
November 30, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Though the fountain of youth is a myth, looking younger can help you feel younger, too. Cosmetic procedures like Botox can help ensure Botoxthat your outward appearance reflects your inner self. With help from your dermatologist, you can minimize the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles and smooth your complexion to help you look and feel great. Learn more about Botox and how it can help your unwanted lines or wrinkles by reading below. If you are interested in the procedure, make sure to contact Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA.

How does Botox work? 

Botox uses a chemical called Clostridium botulinum to freeze the muscles which lie under the facial skin. This process helps the skin relax and smooth out, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also preventing the skin from moving, which helps counter new wrinkles from forming.

Is Botox safe? 

Botox is FDA-approved and considered safe for use. Doctors have used Botox for many years and it has proven to be a trustworthy and effective answer to unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments last only minutes and involve your dermatologist using a super-fine needle to administer the Botox into the facial skin, helping reduce irritation.

Can Botox help me? 

Botox is recommended for adults that are over 18 years old and in good general health. Additionally, a good candidate for Botox should not be allergic to certain medications or chemicals. Finally, candidates should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that Botox requires touch-up appointments to maintain the facial skin’s appearance.

Botox Treatments in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA

If you think Botox could be suitable for you, consulting with your dermatologist can help you determine if you are correct. For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
June 05, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Those facial lines and wrinkles are getting to you--especially the two vertical lines between your eyebrows. You look angry all the time, and botoxyou're not angry! What's the solution? It may be Botox from The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening use this FDA-approved medication to smooth the lines that make us look different from who we are inside. Do you qualify for this popular and effective skin treatment?

What is Botox?

It's the top cosmetic skin procedure in the United States, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and it's popularity increases annually. Made of purified botulism toxin injected under the skin into facial muscles, Botox effectively stops dynamic wrinkling, those lines which appear over time as we laugh, frown, grimace, smile, and simply express ourselves.

Perfect for moderate to severe wrinkles between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), across the forehead, between the nose and mouth and more, Botox limits how much the muscles of the face move. With limited movement comes a smoothing of the skin that's noticeable right after injection at your Brookline and Andover dermatologist's office.

Advantages of Botox

The number one advantage is that it really works. Lines disappear quickly, and skin stays smooth for up to six months. Other benefits include:

  • Quick treatment at The Rockoff Dermatology Center (under one hour--perfect as a lunchtime procedure)
  • Comfort (the needles are fine)
  • No downtime (just avoid anything strenuous--such as your aerobics class--for 24 hours)
  • Versatility

Yes, versatile Botox injections help other medical issues. For example, dentists may use Botox to alleviate jaw joint pain. Botox also treats hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), overactive bladder, and migraine headache pain.

Side effects of Botox

Side effects of this safe treatment are minimal--just a mild stinging sensation during the treatment. Afterwards, patients may notice some redness, swelling and mild bruising, but these resolve quickly. Dr. Rockoff or Dr. Fening will review your medical and prescription history and do a careful skin examination before recommending any aesthetic skin procedure, including Botox.

Say goodbye to lines and wrinkles

You likely can when you investigate Botox Cosmetic with your dermatologist at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA. To arrange your personal consultation, please contact the office most convenient for you. In Brookline, call (617) 731-2390; and for the Andover location, phone (978) 475-9230.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
November 09, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Botox could help take years off your appearance in no time.botox

Who says that you have to undergo anesthesia, incisions or surgery in order to say goodbye to facial lines and wrinkles? Sometimes all you need is a simple refresher treatment to help smooth out your skin and give you that youthful glow. Our Brookline, MA, dermatologists Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening could give you the results you want with Botox.

By now, you’ve probably heard about Botox treatment. This treatment only requires us to inject a few very thin needles into certain muscles of the face to temporarily stop them from contracting. By preventing them from contracting, this instantly reduces and even eliminates the appearance of certain lines and wrinkles.

Botox is an easy, effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles that appear when you smile, laugh or squint. If you have mild-to-moderate wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes (often referred to as crow’s feet), wrinkles around your nose and chin or laugh lines and you want to get younger-looking skin, then it might be time to talk to our Brookline, MA, skin doctors about getting Botox.

What is involved in getting Botox treatment?

There are so many benefits to choosing Botox. This treatment alone only takes a couple of minutes, there is absolutely no recovery period (you can return to work or your activities immediately after) and you’ll notice results in a couple of days. Plus, the needles are so thin that you’ll notice nothing more than a slight pinch.

Of course, we know that some people loathe the idea of needles. Don’t worry! If needles make you squeamish but you still want to get Botox then talk to us about applying a numbing gel over the areas prior to administering the injections.

How long do results last?

One thing to keep in mind is that you won’t walk out of our office with a suddenly refreshed appearance. It takes a few days for Botox to work its magic. You’ll see wrinkles smoothing away in as little as three to four days with full results visible within a week.

Botox results last about six months; however, if you love what Botox was able to do for your appearance you can come back in for a refresher treatment to maintain results for longer.

Turn to the expert team at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover, MA, and Brookline, MA, to get the new and improved appearance you want. We offer a full range of services to cater to your needs. Call us today!

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
September 11, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   hair removal  

Dermatology is a multi-faceted medical specialty. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in dermatologyBrookline and Andover, MA not only help you manage the health of your skin; they also provide services that enhance its appearance as well! Here are just two of the many ways we can help you put your best face forward.


This rejuvenating treatment is a safe, proven and remarkable way to eradicate wrinkles and bring youthful firmness back to your skin, in particular, the areas between the eyes and in their outer corners. Botox is derived from natural proteins that stop the neurological reactions of muscle movement and has been used by physicians for decades as a way to correct muscular spasms in the throat, eyes, and neck. Since 2002, your Brookline and Andover dermatologists have been able to use Botox as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles. When the targeted muscles stop moving, the wrinkles that have formed as a result of constant use begin to smooth over. Botox is applied with a tiny, extra-fine needle, making it a minimally invasive treatment with few side effects that is a great alternative to surgical treatments. Its effects can take a few days to fully develop and typically last between three and four months before muscle activity resumes.

Hair removal

Unwanted hair can appear in many places on the body: the upper lip, the stomach, the chin. People who shave their legs and underarms are often dissatisfied with the time and temporary nature of shaving. Laser hair removal from your Brookline and Andover dermatologists offers a permanent solution to this common problem. Our specialized laser targets the hair while leaving the surrounding skin untouched, heating up the follicle to a temperature that permanently halts the hair growth. Like Botox, laser hair removal is non-surgical and doesn't require downtime, giving you smooth skin in six sessions or less at the Rockoff Center.

We have many more cosmetic dermatology procedures available. To learn more about them, contact the Rockoff Dermatology Center. We have convenient locations in Andover and Brookline, MA!

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