Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist

Adolescent Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck

Jonathan Trager, MD

Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in Great Neck, NY

Before undergoing any type of surgical or nonsurgical dermatological procedure, it’s a good idea to do some research about the provider. Dr. Jonathan Trager of Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York, and his skincare team want you to know the facts about cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Trager is the only physician in the country who is board certified in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine, so he is uniquely qualified to address all of your questions and concerns. Call today or go online to schedule a consultation.

Cosmetic Dermatology Q & A

What is cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology focuses on medically diagnosing and treating skin, hair, and nail disorders in a way that not only eliminates symptoms, but also improves your appearance. A skilled cosmetic dermatologist or aesthetician/treatment specialist can address thinning hair or hair loss, age spots, wrinkles, and rosacea.

Dr. Trager and his staff offer popular in-office cosmetic dermatology procedures for adults like Botox® Cosmetic and Juvéderm®. Glycolic acid peels treat acne and discoloration in adults and adolescents when safely administered by a board-certified dermatologist or aesthetician/treatment specialis.

What nonsurgical options improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles?

Botox Cosmetic provides nonsurgical injections that relax muscles to smooth out skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Botox commonly treats frown lines between your eyebrows and on your forehead. You usually see the positive effects of a Botox treatment three to seven days after the simple procedure.* To maintain desired results, Dr. Trager may suggest additional treatments every three to four months.

Juvéderm is a dermal filler — a smooth gel made of a substance that occurs naturally in skin — that improves the appearance of lines in your skin. Dr. Trager injects the Juvéderm gel just under the surface of your skin to smooth away wrinkles. Juvéderm is often used to smooth out the laugh lines around your mouth and nose.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels, including glycolic acid peels, are another nonsurgical option for adults and adolescents wishing to treat acne scars, age spots, and sun-damaged facial skin. This procedure is a noninvasive way to improve skin tone by removing damaged outer layers to reveal healthier skin. After a treatment, your skin feels cleansed and exfoliated. You can have monthly peels for optimal benefits.

During a chemical peel treatment, Dr. Trager applies a safe chemical solution to your skin that causes the surface layers to exfoliate and peel off. The new layer of skin is smoother and less wrinkled, with less visible skin discoloration. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, discomfort and downtime are minimal.

What questions should I ask a cosmetic dermatologist?

Before undergoing any surgical or nonsurgical cosmetic dermatology treatment, you may want to ask the following questions:


  • What are your medical board certifications?
  • How many times have you personally performed this particular procedure?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment, if any?
  • What is the recovery time after this procedure?


Call Dr. Trager and the experienced team at Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck to answer all of your cosmetic dermatology questions, or schedule an appointment online.


*Individual results may vary.