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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Procedures

Can I see a dermatologist for cosmetic concerns?

People with cosmetic concerns can consult a specialized cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Kurzman specializes in cosmetic dermatology!

What botox treatments do you offer?

Dr. Kurzman offers Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. All three of these cosmetic treatments are designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They will lessen muscle activity temporalily which causes a visible change in the creases and lines of the face.

What are facial fillers and are they a better option for me?

Facial fillers are cosmetic tools which are injected into the skin and are typically made from calcium hydroxyl apatite, hyaluronic acid and collagen. These chemicals assist to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips and replace volume loss in soft tissues of the face.

How long will these procedures take?

The facial filler and Botox procedures will take roughly 10 to 20 minutes. The exact time will vary depending on the patient, the wrinkle size, and how many areas of the face are being treated.

How much filler or Botox will I need?

A few injections will be made under the skin’s surface during the procedure. The amount and type of medication used and how many injections are dispensed will depend on the size and location of the wrinkle or crease.

You can find out which treatment works best for you by setting up a free consultation with Dr. Kurzman.

Which treatment do you offer for Psoriasis?

Psoriasis responds well to several topical and systemic treatments. When less severe, salicylic acid cream, which softens the skin by causing the shedding of irritated areas, is recommended. A common psoriasis treatment is steroid cream which decreases inflammation, reduces itching, and blocks the production of cells which are overproduced. The Pharos excimer laser is also available. For more severe cases there are oral and injectable medications.

What is the Pharos Excimer Laser?

PHAROS excimer laser is a laser that delivers concentrated, narrow band phototherapy directly to psoriatic and depigmented lesions limiting exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Continuously adjustable with constant fluence, PHAROS’ infinitely variable spot size handpiece and aiming beam allow targeted treatment of affected tissue quickly, easily and accurately while limiting exposure to healthy skin.

Should I be concerned about my mole?

If you observe a mole on your skin which is changing, itching or bleeding, make an appointment with the dermatologist.

Most moles don’t need to be treated, but a dermatologist can remove a mole if it bothers a patient, is unattractive to a patient or if it may be cancerous

How can I protect my skin?

Protect your skin from the sun. Being out in the sun can increase the likelihood of developing moles and cancer. Long exposure to tanning beds and sun lamps can also cause skin cancer. Always wear sunscreen!

How often should I see the dermatologist?

You should visit the dermatologist at least once a year for a skin examination. If you have issues between your yearly visits, like suspicious areas that won’t heal or a rash, you should see a dermatologist immediately.


If you have any other questions, make sure to give us a call 718-317-0941 and book an appointment. For more information on what services we offer, check our “List of Services” tab on our website.

Samantha Durst

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