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Botox is perhaps the most well known cosmetic procedure in the world. With millions of Botox injections performed around the world every year, it has become a household name and patients often feel comfortable being open about getting Botox. At Cameo Surgery Center, Dr. Scott Blyer and his team perform the best Botox Long Island and NYC have to offer.


Overview: What Are Botox Injections?

The term “Botox” is derived from Botulinum toxin A which is the main ingredient in Botox. It also belongs to a class of medication known as neurotoxins. Most neurotoxins contain Botulinum toxin A or B. These medications take a deadly toxin and concentrate it into microscopic doses and purify it. This allows us to reap the benefits of localized freezing of muscles without experiencing the dangerous or unwanted symptoms that can occur from non-concentrated, large doses.

When injected into a muscle, Botox and other neurotoxins interrupt the signals between the muscle and brain that cause the muscle to contract. Normally with cosmetic Botox, a muscle’s movement is not completely inhibited. The goal is to limit muscle contractions where dynamic wrinkles occur, but without hindering the other important functions the muscle has.

Cosmetic Botox injections help smooth dynamic wrinkles—the wrinkles that appear with specific facial movements—to prevent them from becoming permanent features of the face. While Botox cannot prevent wrinkles that do not form this way, the injectable has become a powerful anti-aging tool used by the rich, famous, and regular people who want to look young for as long as possible.


Botox offers patients many benefits. Though, like any medication, there are potential risks. Overall, Botox comes with minimal risk for most patients. The FDA has approved both cosmetic and medical uses of Botox injections. However, before undergoing any elective treatment, it is important to know and understand the potential benefits and risks.

The benefits of Botox may include:

  • Relax dynamic wrinkles
  • Prevent wrinkles
  • Nearly instant results
  • Quick injection process
  • Minimal to no pain
  • Few side effects
  • Non-surgical
  • Does not make irreversible changes to appearance
  • Temporary (giving patients more control over the frequency and administration of their treatment)
  • Affordable
  • Performed by Long Island Botox experts in a clinical environment


As previously mentioned, Botox Cosmetic has relatively few risks. Generally, healthy people will likely not experience any major complications from cosmetic neurotoxin treatment when administered by a qualified professional. Still, it is important to know the risks before getting Botox. Some of the possible risks include:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Overtreatment that causes droopiness, crookedness, or other unwanted effects (rare and temporary)
  • Severe or prolonged side effects (bruising, redness, swelling, etc.)
  • Pain with movement of or near treated areas

Major complications are rare. If a patient has a history of severe allergies or has many allergies, they may want to use more caution approaching the treatment. Patients with severe or untreated health concerns may not be candidates.

Is Dysport The Same As Botox?

Dysport, Xeomin, Jeauveau, and other brands of wrinkles relaxers all contain the same active ingredient. Though, there are small differences between each Botulinum toxin injection brand. For example, the proteins they use, dosages, and how each is manufactured. However, they all achieve the same end goal.

The Many Uses Of Botox

Botox has several FDA approvals for cosmetic and therapeutic uses. You can find Botox in the offices of a cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist, dentist, ophthalmologist, and more. Here are some of the more common uses of Botox.


The first cosmetic FDA approval for Botox was to treat frown lines—also called the 11s—which appear on the glabella. Botox helps relax the muscles in the area to prevent these lines from forming or deepening.


Horizontal forehead lines form from repeatedly raising the eyebrows. Botox injections can relax the part of the muscles forming the wrinkles to keep the forehead looking smoother and wrinkle-free.

Crow’s Feet

Along the corners of the eyes, three tiny lines may form that resemble a bird’s foot. Also called squint lines, these dynamic wrinkles require only a few units of Botox to relax them.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are small lines that appear when scrunching the nose. They are unique in that not everyone will get them, regardless of movement. Still, Botox can help prevent bunny lines on the nose and keep the skin on the nose looking smooth.


Botox injections into the masseter muscle can serve two purposes. First, Botox can help slim the face by reducing the size of an overgrown masseter muscle. This can help create a more feminine face contour and slimmer face. Second, masseter Botox—along with other injection sites—can help treat TMJ which causes jaw locking, pain, and limits movements of the jaw. Botox helps reduce pain and the involuntary movements that contribute to TMJ.

Lip Flip/Gummy Smile

A lip flip helps create the appearance of a plumper upper lip by relaxing the lip slightly to reveal more of the red part of the lip. This is a subtle alternative to lip filler. The same technique can be used to treat a gummy smile which is where the upper lip recedes too much when smiling and shows too much of the gums.

Neck Bands

Neck bands—or platysma bands—are always present in the neck. However, as skin thins with age, the bands of muscle along the platysma muscle can become visible and more prominent. Botox can help reduce their visibility for a younger looking neck.


The trapezius muscle sits on the back of the neck, shoulders, and upper back. With craning of the neck to look at our phones and computers, the trapezius can become particularly strong. For women, this may make them look more masculine or like they have bad posture. Injecting some Botox into a portion of the trapezius can help reduce this appearance for a feminine looking shoulder contour.

While more common for women, men can get trapezius Botox too. A large trapezius tends to be attractive or desired for men, so fewer seek it out. However, if it is overly large, men can still get Botox to help treat the trapezius muscle.

Chronic Migraines

Chronic migraines have many existing treatments, but the efficacy of migraine treatments widely varies and it is rare for chronic migraine sufferers to find total relief. Botox injections can help migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of their migraines. With injections into various points of the head and neck, the neurotoxin can help prevent migraines. With repeated treatment, patients may see a significant reduction in the number of headache days they have per month.

Many people with migraines will continue other treatments. Botox primarily addresses the frequency of migraine headaches versus the severity or other causes.


Hyperhidrosis—or localized, excessive sweating—can interfere with daily life and activities. While not a dangerous condition, many seek treatment for it because it can seem like a symptom of another condition or it is simply too troublesome. Injecting hyperhidrosis superficially into the area of sweating helps deactivate the nerve signals that cause sweating.

Wonder If Botox Works The Best For You?


Many people start Botox injections in their thirties or forties when they first notice the early signs of aging. However, “microtox” or “baby Botox” have become more common among people in their twenties. This involves injecting smaller doses of Botox for wrinkle prevention.

Dysport, Xeomin, Jeauveau, and other brands of wrinkles relaxers all contain the same active ingredient. Though, there are small differences between each Botulinum toxin injection brand. For example, the proteins they use, dosages, and how each is manufactured. However, they all achieve the same end goal.

Botox can cause some mild and temporary side effects in the hours and days after the injections. Some patients may never experience side effects and side effects may go away gradually with each treatment. Possible Botox side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Pain/soreness

Neurotoxin injections at Cameo Surgery Center, including Botox, start at $10 per unit. A lip flip or gummy smile treatment starts at $125. Patients tend to receive an average of 20 to 50 units per treatment session.

The Best Botox Injections Long Island & NYC

Cameo Surgery Center offers leading cosmetic surgery and aesthetic injections in Islandia, Long Island, New York. Dr. Blyer and his team of medical professionals offer patients high quality, customized aesthetic treatments. Patients are welcome to be themselves and we understand that seeking any cosmetic treatment can lead to vulnerability. The Cameo Surgery Center team supports patients throughout the entire process. Dr. Scott Blyer and his team provide the best Botox injections Long Island and NYC offer.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 631-232-2636. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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