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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 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.

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.

Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen known for her beautiful strong jawline and long neck, that’s always been associated with beauty.  Hence, the procedure, “The Nefertiti Neck Lift” improves the definition of the jaw and tightens the skin on the neck by using Botox.  It is achieved by relaxing the muscles under the chin with Botox. Today, you can get a sharp jawline that looks completely natural with the rejuvenation factor you are looking for.  The new Nefertiti Lift.  It is done by injecting Botox along the jawline, the platysma muscles, and the muscles that pull the muscles down, thereby allowing the muscles that work upward to act, and that creates a nice, beautiful jawline.  It takes about a week to see the jawline lifting.

The Egyptians of thousands of years ago were as determined and dedicated as some of today’s doctors.  Not only were they interested in keeping faces and bodies looking young, ( think Cleopatra and her oil treatments, milk baths, henna ) they also invented an elaborate embalming process to keep the body intact for the long voyage to eternity.  ( the pyramids are designed to help preserve the body in its earthly form for years )  While the study of the afterlife is best left to Egyptologists, I wanted to share a great moisturizing treatment you can do at home:

Kristy’s Stay Young Workshop:  Ancient Skin Preservation Moisturizing Formula

½ Cup Lanolin

½ Cup Safflower Oil

1 Tablet Vitamin A

1 Capsule Vitamin E

1 Tablet Vitamin D

Melt lanolin and mix in safflower oil.  Cool, add vitamins