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At Intercounty Cosmetic Surgery in Ridgewood, we offer you aesthetic benefits with the help of BOTOX or soft tissue fillers.

Botox Cosmetic New York

Besides the temporary removal of facial wrinkles, BOTOX can also be used to treat problems like:

  • Severe underarm sweating
  • Cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder pain)
  • Blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking)
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)


BOTOX injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effect may last from three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache, and upset stomach. If injected in the face, it may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. Do not use BOTOX if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

How does BOTOX work?

The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX simply prevents the muscles from contracting, by blocking the chemical responsible for muscle contraction. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.

What is treatment like?

With a very fine needle, BOTOX is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal “pin prick” and no anesthetic is required. Immediately following treatment, you may resume regular activities!

How long does a BOTOX treatment last?

The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. BOTOX offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatment.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects of BOTOX, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum toxins contain proteins, which in some circumstances may be naturally safeguarded against by the body’s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising is sometimes experienced, though this symptom resolves itself within 2 to 3 days. In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression. If this should happen, notify us so we may begin appropriate therapy.

For more information about BOTOX, please call (718) 497-6070 or (917) 528-1977 for a consultation.