Posts for category: Cosmetic Procedure

By Dr. Patricia McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D.
January 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Botox  

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, Botox is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the neck and face. It uses the botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that’s capable of relaxing the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles, in turn, smoothening the skin.

Here at Patricia C. McCormack MD in our Linden, NY, Point Pleasant Beach, NY, and Staten Island, NY, offices, our dermatologist Dr. Patricia McCormack uses Botox injections to temporarily smoothen the look of frown lines, crow’s feet, skin bands found on the neck, and forehead furrows. We also use Botox injections for temporarily resolving excessive sweating.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

Only a thorough consultation with your dermatologist can truly determine whether Botox is right for you. In general, however, your dermatologist will consider the following factors when deciding if Botox is suitable for you:

  • You have wrinkles and lines on your face that are noticeable.
  • Your wrinkles are in areas where Botox is effective.
  • Your overall health is in good condition.
  • Your expectations of the results are realistic.
  • You want to address excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.

The Botox Experience

The procedure will be performed by your dermatologist in our Staten Island, NY, Linden, NY, or Point Pleasant Beach, NY, office. The entire treatment could be completed in less than an hour depending on how many injections you’re getting done. Your dermatologist will use a very tiny needle for injecting Botox into problematic muscles. The number of Botox injections you’ll receive will be based on the severity of the lines and wrinkles you want to address.

Once finished, you can go about your daily activities. You just need to avoid disturbing the injection sites to ensure that the toxin stays in that area and prevent it from migrating to other parts of the face. Expect some minor bruising in the injected areas as well.

In most cases, results will be noticeable in just a couple of days. Expect to see the full results in a week, and the effects to last four to six months. Routine touchups are required to maintain the results.

Reach Out to Us To Learn How You Can Benefit From Botox Injections

Schedule an evaluation here at Patricia C. McCormack MD with your dermatologist Dr. Patricia McCormack in our Staten Island, NY, Linden, NY, or Point Pleasant Beach, NY. Call our Staten Island office at (718) 698-1616, Linden office at (908) 925-8877, or our Point Pleasant Beach office at (732) 295-1331.

By Dr. Patricia McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D.
October 26, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Laser Surgery  

You wish to improve your fine lines, remove signs of aging and address an acne scar or two. What cosmetic procedure can do all that? In Staten Island, NY, Dr. Patricia McCormack performs easy, quick and comfortable laser surgeries that improve skin appearance, color and texture.

Laser surgery and dermatology

Over the past decades, dermatologists have integrated small, handheld lasers into their medical and aesthetic practices, reports the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. At Dr. Patricia McCormack's office in Staten Island, NY, patients enjoy the many benefits and versatility of these sutureless, comfortable and quick treatments. There's little to no downtime afterward, too.

Dr. McCormack employs the PicoSure laser and other laser tools for a variety of aesthetic skin treatments, including:

  • Acne pitting and other kinds of scars
  • Tattoo removal
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Birthmark removal
  • Spider vein removal
  • Dark spot brightening
  • Toenail fungus treatment
  • Stretch marks from pregnancy and weight loss

Your laser procedure

Dr. McCormack will evaluate your areas of concern personally. She will recommend the number of laser treatments you need for optimal results and maintenance of your skin goals.

Most patients refrain from sun exposure for up to four weeks before their treatments. The day of your surgery, your skin will receive a special cleansing and numbing cream.

The procedure itself lasts 30 minutes or more depending on your needs and the areas requiring treatment. Repeat procedures occur at intervals determined by Dr. McCormack.

As you relax in the treatment chair, you will feel a sensation of warmth. Also, some people report a mild snapping feeling as the doctor delivers short bursts of focused light to your skin surface.

Afterward, you can leave the office to rest at home. Most people go back to work the next day.

You may feel some tenderness, and your skin may look a bit puffy and red for a day or two. Some procedures require limited bandaging. Best of all, you'll see a noticeable improvement in skin color and texture and excellent clearance of tattoo ink, small blood vessels or whatever your particular skin defects were.

Find out more

In Staten Island, NY, patients of all ages enjoy the many benefits of medical and aesthetic dermatology with Dr. Patricia McCormack. Her laser surgery treatments produce excellent outcomes. Learn more by contacting one of our three locations. In Staten Island, phone (718) 698-1616. In Linden, call (908) 925-8877, or for the Point Pleasant Beach office, phone (732) 295-1331.