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Posts for: May, 2018

By The Fountain Clinic
May 17, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox   xeomin  

Reduce facial lines and wrinkles without the long-term commitment.

We understand the appeal of cosmetic dermatology. After all, as we get older we start to notice changes in the appearance of our skin thatbotox we might not like. Perhaps you have pretty visible crow’s feet around your eyes from years of squinting in the sun or those forehead wrinkles are beginning to look rather deep. Whatever the case might be, our Rocky River, OH, med spa doctor, Dr. Curt Birchall, M.D. is here to tell you about a fast, simple and non-invasive approach to temporarily reduce and eliminate certain lines and wrinkles.

What are Botox and Xeomin?

Botox has been around for a while so chances are good that you’ve at least heard of this cosmetic treatment. Botox and Xeomin are an injectable solution that when administered into certain muscles of the face it scrambles the signals that are sent from the nerves to the muscles that tell them to contract. Now that the muscles can’t contract it will instantly smooth away certain lines and wrinkles.

What problems can Botox and Xeomin address?

Botox and Xeomin are designed to handle lines and wrinkles of the face that show up when making facial expressions. For example, smiling in front of the mirror you may notice that lines appear around the mouth, nose, and eyes. These are dynamic wrinkles, and these are the kinds of wrinkles that Botox and Xeomin treat.

What goes into getting Botox and Xeomin?

Getting Botox and Xeomin from our Rocky River anti-aging doctor is really simple. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer these thin needles into the skin. While there is a slight pitching sensation when the needles pierce the skin, most people don’t find it to be bothersome or painful. Of course, if you are extremely sensitive or nervous about your upcoming treatment, let us know. We can apply a numbing cream over the area before administering Botox. While there might be minor stinging or redness after treatment, most people can go about their daily activities immediately after.

When will results appear and how long do they last?

You won’t notice results immediately after treatment, you will have a wait a few days before you see the changes. It can take up to a week to see the full effects. Of course, results are only designed to last between 3-6 months before fading away. Do you love your results? If so, you can continue to come in every 3-6 months to get maintenance injections to keep your results for longer.

If you are interested in getting Botox and Xeomin in Rocky River, OH, then the next step is to call Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic today and schedule a consultation with us. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your treatment goals to find out if Botox or Xeomin will give you the refreshed look you want.

By The Fountain Clinic
May 15, 2018
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Eczema  

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that produces itchy rashes that are scaly, dry, and leathery. It can appear anywhere on the body and mostEczema often appears in the creases of the arms, legs, and face. Something that many people may not know is that there are multiple types of eczema. They all share some common symptoms but are all different depending on the nature of what triggers the reaction and the location of the rash.

Types of Eczema           

Atopic Dermatitis

This is the most frequent and common form of eczema and it’s thought to be caused by the body’s immune system functioning abnormally. It’s characterized by itchy, inflamed skin and typically runs in families. Atopic Dermatitis usually flares up and goes away intermittently throughout a person’s life.

Contact Dermatitis

This is caused when the skin comes in contact with an irritant such as certain chemicals. Finding what triggers a breakout is important so that it can be prevented in the future. Triggers may be things like laundry detergent, body soap, fabrics, poison ivy, and more.

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis usually affects the palms and soles of the feet. It is characterized by clear, deep blisters that itch and burn and occurs frequently during summer months and in warm areas.


This form of eczema is a chronic skin inflammation caused by a cycle of scratching to a localized itch, such as a mosquito bite or spider bite. It’s characterized by scaly patches of skin, usually on the head, lower legs, wrists, and forearms. The skin may become thickened and leathery.

Nummular Dermatitis

This form is characterized by round patches of irritated skin that can be crusted, scaly, and very itchy. It frequently appears on the back, arms, buttocks, and lower legs.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This is a common condition that causes yellow, oily, and scaly patches on the scalp, face, and other body parts. Dandruff is a form of Seborrheic Dermatitis. This form of eczema doesn’t always itch. Triggers can include weather, oily skin, emotional stress, and infrequent shampooing.

Stasis Dermatitis

This appears on the lower legs of older people and is related to circulation and vein problems. Symptoms can include itching and red-brown discoloration on the skin the legs. As the condition progresses it can lead to blistering, oozing, and skin lesions.

Eczema comes in all shapes and sizes and can be triggered by many things. If you have questions about eczema or want to make an appointment, call our office today!