All Press Releases for June 10, 2010

Dermatologist in Westchester Discusses BOTOX Cosmetic Alternatives

Recent statistics show that use of BOTOX Cosmetic is still on the rise. But the real news, says New York dermatologist Dr. Rhoda Narins, is that other non-surgical treatments are gaining in popularity.

    WESTCHESTER, NY, June 10, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- BOTOX Cosmetic is now "in good company" at one New York City and Westchester cosmetic surgery practice, as other nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are seeing a rise in popularity. Dr. Rhoda Narins (, a board-certified dermatologist with offices in Westchester and New York City, says treatments like dermal fillers and laser skin rejuvenation, as well as BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport (a new alternative to BOTOX) are giving patients more ways to safely and effectively improve their appearance without surgery.

"BOTOX and Dysport do an excellent job of treating dynamic wrinkles; however, for many patients, even more improvement can be achieved with combined treatments that also include fillers or lasers," explains Dr. Narins. "Each person is different. We all have different goals and different preferences. Patients are learning to evaluate their own needs better, and I've noticed that they are coming to consultations with me already very well-informed."

While Dr. Narins says her New York City and Westchester BOTOX patients love their results, she's seeing more people who want to combine the benefits of BOTOX or Dysport with an injectable dermal filler to treat static, fine lines. Cosmetic laser procedures are also quickly rising in popularity, particularly with younger women.

"Today, I think many patients care much more about slowing down those first signs of aging, and about making sure that their results are healthy as well as attractive," Dr. Narins notes. "Laser treatments help correct sun damage and minimize wrinkles at the same time, but for many young women it's the health factor that makes these procedures so valuable."

Dr. Narins is seeing good skin-smoothing results with laser wrinkle removal in Westchester. Fractional CO2 lasers can be customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. Another reason for the growing popularity of laser treatments is that they require only topical anesthesia. And, while many patients try laser treatments, others like the skin tightening that is possible with Thermage radiofrequency treatments because no recovery time is required. Others are trying Dysport, a new BOTOX alternative.

"Dysport is made with the same active ingredient as BOTOX," explains Dr. Narins. "Although Dysport is slightly different, these are both great products from well-respected companies. Whether you choose BOTOX or Dysport, it's very important to choose a skilled injector who can achieve the best results for you."

Dr. Narins, who stays on the leading edge of developments in non-surgical rejuvenation, is currently participating in research for other injectable and non-injectable botulinum toxin treatments to be approved in the next 1 to 5 years. Her advice to any patient considering BOTOX, Dysport, fillers, or any other procedure is to choose a skilled injector with solid credentials and ample experience using a variety of products.

"We all know that choice is a good thing, and I have many years of experience with botulinum toxins, so my patients count on me for a professional assessment of what will work best for them," Dr. Narins says. "In this environment of ever-expanding options, choosing a physician you can trust to help you select a treatment and to perform it properly is of the utmost importance. Each patient should receive personal attention and an individual treatment plan that is developed specifically for them. Only then will they achieve optimal results."

Rhoda Narins, MD ( is a board-certified dermatologist who partners with her husband, cosmetic surgeon David Narins, MD, to serve the needs of both New York City and Westchester cosmetic surgery patients. She offers procedures such as nonsurgical face lift, liposuction, and an extensive range of options to rejuvenate the skin by enhancing both its health and its appearance. Dr. Narins is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Past President of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Chief Emeritus of Dermatology at White Plains Hospital Medical Center. She is both clinical professor of dermatology and chief of the liposuction surgery unit at New York University Medical School. She is a member of numerous national and international professional organizations, and has researched and published extensively in topics such as tumescent liposuction, cosmetic fat transfer, and fillers.

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