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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
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
March 15, 2017
Category: Skin Care

Are you looking for a simple way to improve your appearance that doesn't involve surgery? Dr. Curt Birchall of Rocky River Med Spa - skin careThe Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, discusses several treatments you'll want to consider, including laser skin rejuvenation.

Injectable Treatments

Both Botox and dermal fillers are injected into your skin to reduce lines and wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that cause frowning and other expressions, while fillers plump up lines and also restore volume.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion removes the top layers of the skin with a fine spray of crystals. Once those layers are removed, surface wrinkles and scars will be gone. Microdermabrasion tightens your skin, improves texture and also thickens collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity.

Vampire FaceLift

The Vampire FaceLift uses your own blood to refresh your appearance. Before the treatment begins, a small amount of your blood will be extracted with a syringe and placed in a centrifuge. After the centrifuge isolates the plasma, it will be mixed with a special activating gel and applied to your face. Vampire Facelifts are used in combination with Restylane injections to reduce wrinkles and restore volume to your cheeks.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation works by heating the layer of collagen under your skin and breaking down the pigment that can cause age spots and broken capillaries. It offers many benefits and can:

  • Make lines, wrinkles and acne scars less noticeable
  • Tighten and firm your skin, which also reduces wrinkles
  • Get rid of dark skin patches, age spots, large pores, spider veins, stretch marks and freckles
  • Reduce inflammation and redness common in rosacea

There's no downtime with laser skin rejuvenation. In fact, you can go back to work after your session at Dr. Birchall's Rocky River office, if you wish. Although your skin may look a little red for a few hours after treatment, you won't experience any uncomfortable side effects. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may need approximately three to five sessions to obtain the desired results.

Why not take advantage of laser skin rejuvenation or one of these other treatments to improve your skin? Call Dr. Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, at (216) 503-8517 to schedule your appointment.

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.