Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Ascherman, a trusted plastic surgeon in New York, offers a variety of treatments and surgeries to his patients. All these options help you to look and feel your best at any age. Non-surgical procedures are used for a variety of reasons, and Dr. Ascherman offers two popular options for his patients. He services all of New York City as well as other areas, including Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To learn more about these non-surgical treatments and any other surgical procedure he offers, call his office today to schedule your consultation.

Botox® and Cosmetic Filler Injections in NYC

Botox is a cosmetic procedure that helps to smooth out wrinkles and to improve the appearance of fine lines. This is achieved by paralyzing the underlying muscles temporarily. Botox is not permanent, but most patients experience results for three to six months. It usually takes a few days for the Botox to take effect and to see results. Cost varies depending on the number of units injected. Dr. Ascherman can provide you an estimate after your consultation.

Botox injections are normally well tolerated, and do not require anesthesia. Most patients only mention minor discomfort. Botox injectables are typically used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (on the sides of the eyes), lines between the eyebrows (glabella region), and occasionally on lip lines. There is no real recovery period, and patients go back to their daily lives immediately.


Fillers are used to reduce or eliminate the look of wrinkles. They also can be used to restore youthful fullness in the face, and to replace lost volume in the lips or cheeks. Both normal aging and sun damage can cause the skin to lose collagen and elastin leading to wrinkles. Facial contour lines, wrinkles, smile lines, and acne scars can normally all be made smoother with the help of fillers from Dr. Ascherman, a New York plastic surgeon. The type of filler used will depend on the course of treatment desired and what the doctor feels will benefit the patient the most.

Dermal fillers can help treat lip borders, marionette lines (lines at the corners of the mouth), vertical lip lines, and nasolabial folds. They also can help soften lines in the mouth and chin area, or remodel the cheek or chin to give more definition. Average treatment time lasts about 30 minutes, and depends on the number of syringes in each patient’s treatment plan. An anesthesia cream can be used to numb the area beforehand. Results usually last four to six months. Temporary bruising and swelling can occur as a result of dermal fillers.

For more information on non-surgical plastic surgery options in and around New York City, contact Dr. Ascherman and his professional team today to schedule a consultation. During this consultation, you will learn all about the procedures, the risks involved, the cost, and have any other questions you may have answered as well.