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Posts for: May, 2016

By The Fountain Clinic
May 16, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

One of the most common complaints that patients have about the appearance of their skin is the lines and wrinkles that can develop over Botoxtime. Botox is the solution that many patients look to when they need help managing the effects of aging and sun damage on the skin. Learn more about how a Botox treatment at The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland can help rejuvenate your appearance.

What Is Botox?
Botox is a proprietary cosmetic therapy that uses a series of injections to make the skin look smoother and younger. The Botox injection contains a solution called onabotulinumtoxinA that relaxes the nerves that cause muscles in the skin to contract, causing lines to form. After the treatment, it takes about five days for the muscles to relax, giving you a younger look that will last for about three to four months.

Ways Botox Helps 
Botox helps rejuvenate the appearance of the skin by getting rid of the pesky lines that form around the face over time. Here are the common issues that your Cleveland doctor can resolve with Botox treatments:

- Smile lines around the mouth
- Frown or worry lines in the forehead and in the area between the eyebrows
- Laugh lines near the nose
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Creases in the face

Most of these skin problems develop because of repeatedly contorting the face in a certain way over a number of years. Too much exposure to the sun's rays over time can also be a factor.

Getting Botox
You should expect the average Botox appointment to last for as little as 15 minutes. You will relax in a chair as your doctor administers small injections to the target area. A topical sedative can be administered to minimize sensation during the appointment in some cases, but many patients experience a tolerable, gentle pricking sensation. Your doctor will discuss the treatment with you in more detail at your initial consultation.

Call for an Appointment
If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance with Botox, Dr. Curt Birchall can help. Call The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland for an appointment today at (216) 503-8517.