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Posts for tag: Wrinkles

By The Fountain Clinic
August 15, 2017
Tags: botox   Wrinkles  

Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when the face is totally relaxed.

Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending too much time in the sun, smoking and poor diet.  Avoiding or limiting these activities can help prevent and lessen the effects of wrinkles.

Not all wrinkles can be avoided, and when quick, dramatic results are desired, Botox® may be a viable solution for removing wrinkles on the face caused by daily muscle contraction of your natural facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface is gradually smoothed, the lines begin to fade, and your natural vibrant skin strengthens and returns.  

During treatment, very low doses of Botox® are administered by way of small injections. FDA-approved, Botox® is a safe and minimally invasive treatment. It takes just a few minutes and can last about 3-4 months. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated as directed by your dermatologist. 

If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.  Younger looking skin is easily attainable with the help of your dermatologist!

By The Fountain Clinic
July 18, 2017
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: botox   Wrinkles   Fine line  

It’s no fun to grow old gracefully, and why should you? You can fight aging thanks to cosmetic skin treatments and products. Dr. Curtbotox Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, Ohio, wants to introduce you to two of the most powerful anti-wrinkle treatments available. They are: Xeomin and Botox! Xeomin is what is often used in Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Xeomin and Botox are cosmetic treatments that have been used for years to combat the early signs of aging and help people look younger. Both are derived from a neuro-toxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. 

Both are injected in small amounts under the skin where there are over-active muscles causing wrinkles using a tiny needle. Once injected, Xeomin and Botox temporarily disconnect the nerve from the muscle in the treatment area. The skin then looks smooth and youthful.

Results from Xeomin and Botox treatments can be seen within the first seven to ten days after treatment. The cost of treatment varies depending on the number of injections you need, and you will need maintenance treatments every 3-6 months to look your best.

These are just a few of the areas commonly treated with Xeomin and Botox:

  • Crow’s feet, the lines at the corners of your eyes
  • Furrows, the frown lines in your forehead
  • Glabella, the lines between your eyebrows
  • Platysma "bands" in the neck, causing two lines from the chin to the neck.

Xeomin and Botox will diminish the fine lines and wrinkles by smoothing your skin as a result of wrinkling by over-active muscles.Treatment is easily tolerated and fast. 
For more information about how Xeomin and Botox works and what you can expect from treatment, please visit the "Botox Page" on our website at http://www.thefountainclinic.com/botox-cosmetic.html

Now you can say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles and hello to a younger-looking you. Don’t settle for looking older than you need to. Fight aging with Xeomin and Botox! Start on the road to looking younger by calling Dr. Curt Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, Ohio. (216) 503-8517.

By The Fountain Clinic
May 11, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Wrinkles   SkinTyte   anti-aging  

SkinTyte is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment offered in Rocky River, OH, by Dr. Curt Birchall of The Fountain Clinic. It is used to anti-agingrejuvenate and tighten the skin. This laser treatment offers dramatic results, but subtle ones on the jowls or loose neck skin. The procedure can also tighten skin on the chest between the neck and the breasts or on the abdominals, arms or legs.

More about the Laser SkinTyte Procedure

Perhaps the biggest benefit of this laser skin treatment is that it is painless. This non-invasive treatment has no downtime, meaning patients can go back to work with their new look. Patients will see immediate results and even more in just three months’ time. Laser skin rejuvenation treatment in Rocky River has proven to be successful for all of Dr. Birchall’s patients.

SkinTyte uses broad band light (BBL) to gently but quickly heat the skin’s upper layers with intense light pulses known as photo-coagulation. There is no surgery or cutting requires as this is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure. The procedure recoils or tightens the loose collage in the skin. This causes both short and long term results for patients. Patients notice tighter skin with fewer wrinkles immediately because of the heating of the collagen and swelling of the skin because of the light energy.

After the laser skin tightening procedure, the collagen will gently continue to tighten over the next few months. Not only do you get instant results, but gradual ones too. Results will depend on hormone deficiencies, diet, smoking or even sun exposure. Multiple treatments may be necessary to get the desired results each patient is looking for.

To learn more about Laser Skin Rejuvenation or other cosmetic laser treatment procedures in Rocky River, OH, from Dr. Birchall, schedule an appointment today at The Fountain Clinic by calling 216-503-8517.

By The Fountain Clinic
February 14, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles  

The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we wrinklescan take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely.  

Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each person’s unique genetic predisposition. Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, is less capable of retaining moisture and is slower to heal.  All of these contribute to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.

How Can I Slow the Progression of Wrinkles?

Daily skincare and proper sun protection are important factors in slowing the aging process, diminishing fine lines and minimizing wrinkles.   

  • Take your vitamins.  Many vitamins are good for the skin. Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant found in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, can help reduce the appearance of sun damage.
  • Apply sunscreen.  Protecting yourself from sun exposure can help prevent the progression of fine lines. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to protect against harmful UV rays.  
  • Moisturize.  Dry skin causes the skin to look dull and aged. To prevent dry skin, apply moisturizer every day.   
  • Get your beauty sleep.  When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Keep your skin looking and feeling young by getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds emit harmful UVA rays and are never 'safe' alternatives to the sun.
  • Take care of your hands. Our hands are often the first part of our body to reveal signs of aging, as they are the most used and exposed parts of the body. Protect the hands by wearing gloves, moisturizing and applying sunscreen.
  • Quit smoking.  Smoking may damage more than your lungs—it causes skin aging and wrinkles around the mouth.

Like it or not, wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Even the most diligent skincare regimen or the most expensive wrinkle cream won’t totally eliminate your fine lines. You can significantly reduce the appearance of your wrinkles, however. Start taking care of your skin now, embrace your age and love the skin you’re in!