Rejuvenate your appearance with Botox wrinkle treatment in Cleveland
Your eyes are said to be the window to your soul. Your eyes reflect emotions, joy, and laughter. If you are bothered by fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or in the forehead area above and between your eyes, you may be considering Botox. While also referred to as laugh lines or character lines, few men or women find these signs of age amusing.
What is Botox?
Widely known and recognized thanks to a myriad of celebrities who benefit from the treatment, Botox is a prescription medication, called onabotulinumtoxin A, which is injected into the muscles that create crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and forehead creases.
How does it work?
Botox cosmetic was the first injectable treatment for these common lines and wrinkles that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Wrinkles may be caused by many factors, such as the loss of collagen, damage from free radicals, and cellular changes. In addition to these natural aging occurrences, our expressions and repetitive muscle movements create furrows and folds when you frown and squint.
Botox blocks the activity of acetylcholine, a molecule that serves as a neurotransmitter. When acetylcholine is unable to release, muscle activity is reduced. This process temporarily smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Is it safe?
Botox has been a popular and effective treatment for years. However, because it is a prescription medication, you should only receive Botox treatment under the clinical oversight of a medical professional who is well versed in facial anatomy for the most natural looking results.
How long does it last?
The procedure, which takes approximately 10 minutes to administer, produces results within days. Results may vary and typically last up to several months. Ongoing treatment, every 3 to 9 months, can maintain the results. Because subsequent treatments continue to relax facial muscles, patients often experience longer lasting results after the initial treatment.
Is it right for me?
At Seriously Skin, a medi-spa and skincare boutique serving the Cleveland area, we recognize that each patient has unique needs and varying skin concerns. Our highly skilled physicians and skincare experts provide a free consultation to develop a customized plan of care to meet your goals. In addition to Botox, we offer Dysport and Xeomin as alternatives, as well as dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero. We provide a complete range of cosmetic procedures for the body and face and we will tailor a treatment plan for your optimal outcomes.
Seriously Skin is located at 154 Bell Street in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For a confidential, complimentary consultation, call (440) 499-7145 or request an appointment online.