Ronald N. Shore Dermatology -  - Dermatologist

Ronald N. Shore Dermatology

Dermatologists & Cosmetic Specialists located in Rockville, MD & Silver Spring, MD

BOTOX®

BOTOX® is the leading cosmetic procedure in the U.S., helping women and men reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles so they look and feel younger and more attractive. In Rockville and Silver Spring, Maryland, Ronald N. Shore Dermatology has earned a top reputation as a leading and trusted provider of BOTOX® injections, offering custom treatment solutions tailored for each patient’s needs and goals.

BOTOX®

Why do we get dynamic wrinkles, facial lines, and folds?

When we make a facial expression — like smiling or frowning — certain facial muscles contract to form the expression. When contractions occur, the skin overlying these muscles moves and forms wrinkles and lines. Over time, these lines become “etched” into our skin, persisting even when we’re not making an expression.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic procedure among both women and men, with millions of procedures performed each year in the U.S. alone, and millions more performed worldwide. It is a cosmetic injectable that temporarily freezes muscles to smooth out facial wrinkles. Although it’s a common anti-aging treatment, BOTOX® still requires considerable expertise to achieve optimal results and reduce the possibility of side effects, so it’s important to select an experienced provider like Dr. Shore.

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® works to prevent these fine lines from forming by freezing specific muscles under the skin. When the muscles no longer contract, lines and wrinkles don’t form.

Do BOTOX® treatments hurt?

The needle used during BOTOX® injections is much finer than the needles used in vaccinations and other types of shots. Most patients report very little discomfort or no discomfort at all during their treatment. At most, the injection may feel like a very quick pinch.

Can I have BOTOX® for all my facial wrinkles?

No, BOTOX® is only designed to work on dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements, like crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines that form between the eyebrows. Other wrinkles that form as a result of sun and environmental damage, stress, aging, genetics, and other factors aren’t treated with BOTOX®. Instead, these so-called static wrinkles are treated with cosmetic fillers that work by “plumping up” lines, wrinkles, and areas of depression.

Can BOTOX® be used with other cosmetic treatments like cosmetic fillers?

Yes. Many patients opt to have BOTOX® and cosmetic fillers to treat both dynamic and static wrinkles that form in different areas of the face for all-over results helping them look more youthful and rejuvenated.

When will I notice results?

Most patients notice optimal results at about a week following their treatment, with initial results becoming visible within a few days of injection.

How long will my results last?

While every patient is different and results can vary, the effects of BOTOX® typically last for 3-6 months.

*Individual Results May Vary

Insurance

We accept most major insurance. Please verify your eligibility or coverage with our office or with your insurance company as some of our services are not covered by insurance plans. If you have any questions, please call our office. We'd be happy to help you.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr. Shore was excellent. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and understanding. Very happy I chose him."*

    Lisa S.
  • "Outstanding!!! He did in one appointment what I guess might take 3 or 4. How can you beat that?"*

    Tully L.
  • "Dr. Shore is very detailed, experienced and patient. I'm glad that I chose him."*

    Shiuchi L.
  • "Exactly the type of doctor I was looking for. Very kind, caring, well mannered and experienced. It is hard to find doctors like him. Will recommend to anyone."*

    Sandra S.
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