Botox Cosmetic is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. This popular anti-aging treatment is a neuromodulator and works by relaxing the muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles to form.
If you struggle with persistent and pesky lines and wrinkles, Botox may be the ideal solution. Smith Vein Institute proudly offers this powerful cosmetic to enhance your appearance and empower your confidence. Dr. David G. Smith is a board-certified surgeon who has worked in the top Mid-Western hospitals and specializes in non-surgical approaches to everyday wellness. As a result, Smith Vein Institute is a premier destination for vascular treatments and cosmetic and med spa services. We want to make sure that our patients look and feel their best – inside and out!
Contact our office online or call (440) 853-8208 to make an appointment. Smith Vein Institute has two convenient locations in Concord Township and Middlefield, Ohio to proudly serve the greater Cleveland area.
- 1 What Causes Wrinkles?
- 2 Benefits of Botox
- 3 Botox Applications
- 4 Eligible Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Botox Procedure
- 7 After Your Botox Procedure
- 8 Complementary Procedures
- 9 Cost of Botox in Cleveland
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
What Causes Wrinkles?
Your face tells a story, even when you haven’t uttered a word. Each smile, wink, and grimace conveys a plethora of meaning, but these actions also take a toll on the skin. When facial muscles contract, they pull at the tissue to which they are connected. It’s why you often hear expressions equated with creases, such as “laugh lines” or “frown lines.
As we age, the skin has more and more trouble bouncing back from persistent creases. Wrinkles become ingrained in our complexions due to repeated involuntary expressions over time. To disrupt the unnecessary, repetitive muscular contractions that cause these lines and wrinkles, you need a neuromodulator. Botox to the rescue! Botox works directly at the neural junction to disrupt the flow of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that nerves send to the muscles to tell them to move. When Botox interferes with the flow of acetylcholine, muscles aren’t able to flex the way they usually would. Botox injections target the specific muscles that cause your lines and wrinkles during different facial expressions. With no furrowed brow, there are no forehead lines or “11’s” between the eyebrows. Botox lets you keep a serene expression and smooth appearance that lets you radiate confidence and composure.
Benefits of Botox
Administered by our board-certified surgeons, Botox treatments at Smith Cosmetic Surgery consist of a few tiny injections. You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your fine lines within days, and the results will last for months. Botox is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that is FDA-approved to treat the following issues.
- Glabellar lines (also known as “11” lines)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
- Creases along the sides of the nose (sometimes called “bunny” lines)
There have also been some recent breakthroughs in non-aesthetic uses of Botox Cosmetic. The solution has proven wonderfully effective in treating migraines. When injected at the site of specific nerve clusters, Botox can stave off the pain and anguish of chronic migraine headaches.
Another unconventional use of Botox is in the alleviation of profuse sweating. A condition known as axillary hyperhidrosis causes unusual production of sweat in the armpits, hands, feet, and other areas. When these sites are treated with Botox, sweat stays at bay for 4 to 7 months.
To experience the benefits of Botox for yourself, call (440) 853-8208 and discuss your goals with one of our amazing staff members at Smith Vein Institute.
Botox is the #1 most performed non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Its ease of application and quick procedure make it a convenient solution for those with unwanted lines and wrinkles. Adding to its popularity is its low rate of side effects and consistent results. During your personal consultation, we’ll review your medical history to ensure that Botox is a safe and effective treatment for you. Although it is FDA approved, Botox is not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you’re expecting or breastfeeding, Dr. Smith can help you explore other options or schedule your appointment for the future.
The team at Smith Vein Institute prides itself on giving patients personal care that is welcoming, attentive, and discreet. During your consultation appointment, you’ll have the chance to discuss your problem areas and your aesthetic goals. If Botox is right for you, Dr. Smith will be able to determine the right amount of Botox for your treatment areas and suggest a plan that meets your long or short-term goals. Make sure to mention any medications that you may be taking. As always, it’s important to discuss your medical history to prevent any adverse effects from your injections.
If you’ve decided on treating yourself to a younger-looking, smoother complexion, congratulations. There are a few things you’ll need to do. To reduce the risk of excessive bleeding, discontinue blood thinners two weeks before your procedure. You’ll also want to avoid alcohol the day before and after your injections.
Patients love Botox because it’s fast, convenient, and relatively painless. It’s easy to squeeze in on a lunch break! You’ll receive a topical anesthetic to numb the areas being treated, and your Botox will be injected in measured doses using a tiny syringe. Like any injection, you may experience some sensitivity afterward. But, you’ll be out the door and looking forward to admiring your new smooth skin!
After Your Botox Procedure
After your Botox injections, you should notice results right away. They’ll continue to improve over the course of a week. The effects of Botox wear off after three to six months, depending on your own biology, the location of the injections, and the amount of Botox used. Side effects are minor and usually clear up on their own. If you experience sudden and alarming side effects after Botox or any procedure, contact your doctor immediately.
Coming in 2nd right behind Botox in popularity- dermal fillers! These injections can be used in several areas, but women especially love them for lip augmentation. Smith Vein Clinic offers the famous Juvéderm cosmetic to plump and smooth lips. If you’ve noticed thinner lips with more lines, Juvéderm can turn back the clock. Loose lips sink ships! Lip augmentation will give you firmer, fuller lips that will complement your results from Botox for overall rejuvenation. This cosmetic contains powerful hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that works with the body to plump, hydrate, and stimulate your own natural collagen production. This formula also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent to provide you with optimal comfort during your treatment. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the lips for additional comfort during this procedure. Best of all, your Botox and lip augmentation procedures can be performed in the same speedy session.
Cost of Botox in Cleveland
Each patient is unique. Your Botox treatment cost will depend on the number of injections, the areas treated, and the amount of the cosmetic administered. After determining your Botox treatment plan, you’ll be given an accurate price quote for your Botox procedure. Botox should only be administered by a trained medical professional in a reputable clinical setting. At Smith Vein Institute, you can rest assured that you are in caring, experienced hands and a clean, safe, state-of-the-art environment. Follow our blog to learn more about our team’s expertise and our other procedures.
How Long Do the Effects of Botox Last?
Botox treatment results typically last for 4 to 6 months. Results vary from patient to patient. Many patients choose to schedule regular Botox injections to maintain their results.
Is Botox a New Treatment?
Botox is an FDA-approved medication that has been in use in the United States since 1989. Although it’s best known as the popular cosmetic treatment, it’s also been in use for several years as a solution for chronic migraines. Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox has been used for over twenty years to treat a variety of health conditions, with no long-term problems and rare side effects. Botox treatments are performed successfully on a daily basis throughout the US.
Will everyone be able to tell that I’ve had Botox?
The results of your Botox will depend on your desired outcome, and the skill of the medical professional administering the injections. When applied correctly, and in the proper dosage, Botox offers improvements that are subtle, but effective.
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