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Posts for: July, 2017

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
July 17, 2017
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: Varicose Veins  

Varicose VeinsMany people are bothered by the small, unsightly clusters of purple, red and blue veins that commonly appear on the legs. These blemishes are called spider and varicose veins. Factors that lead to the formation of these veins include heredity, gender, and pregnancy. Prolonged standing, obesity, hormones, and physical trauma may also contribute to the development of varicose veins.

In addition to the visual appearance of the veins, many people may experience the following symptoms:

  • Leg pain
  • Leg fatigue or heaviness
  • Burning sensations in the leg
  • Swelling/throbbing in the leg
  • Tenderness surrounding the veins

Varicose veins may remain merely a cosmetic issue or can progress to more serious health complications. Delaying treatment may cause leg discoloration, swelling and ulceration, or predispose to blood clots. It’s important to consult your regular physician when you first notice signs of varicose veins.  

For patients troubled by the appearance of their veins, there is help. Varicose veins can easily be removed with the help of a dermatologist. A time-tested treatment, sclerotherapy is a simple, safe, and effective non-surgical procedure used to treat unwanted varicose veins.  

Sclerotherapy diminishes the appearance of varicose veins by injecting a “sclerosing agent” into target veins to shrink the vessels and minimize their appearance. While a specific treatment plan can only be determined following a consultation with your dermatologist, most patients notice a significant reduction, if not total elimination, of their unwanted veins over the treatment period.

Sclerotherapy has been used for generations by dermatologists to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence. Visit your dermatologist for an initial consultation and find out if you are a good candidate.


Dry SkinCold winds, low temperatures and dry indoor conditions can strip the skin of its natural oils that serve as a natural moisturizer. Although the cold winter months often cause dry skin, with proper skin care habits you can have a healthy complexion that lasts all season long.

You can’t control the harsh winter climate, but you can protect your skin by learning how to manage the factors that trigger dry, flaky skin.

How Can I Protect My Skin from Dryness

For starters, apply a heavy moisturizer or cream daily to help retain moisture and keep skin from drying out. Since strong, brisk winds can cause chapped skin, it is also important to cover exposed areas by wearing a hat, scarf or mittens when going out into the cold air.

Furnaces, radiators and fireplaces that you use to heat your home during cold winter months may feel wonderful in the middle of winter, but they can be extremely drying. To add moisture back into your home, try using a humidifier. Frequent showering and hand washing can also dry out your skin. Keep skin moist with lotion or cream immediately after you shower and wash your hands to seal in moisture.

No matter what season you’re in, if your dry skin becomes inflamed or develops a painful itch, visit our practice for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. A dermatologist can help you modify your current skin regimen accordingly to help your skin stay healthy with the changing seasons.