Our MedSpa offers several treatments that can help you feel more confident in your skin. One of our most popular services is Botox. Our Botox treatments in Cleveland are affordable, safe, and effective, making them the perfect option for people who want a simple fix for their facial wrinkles.
How Botox Works Against Wrinkles
As people age, skin cell division slows, resulting in thinner layers of tissue between skin and muscle. The thinning layer consists of collagen and other proteins that act as scaffolding for the skin. When this framework breaks down, the support and elasticity of the skin diminish, resulting in wrinkles. Sun exposure can speed up the aging process as well by prematurely breaking down collagen.
Additionally, muscles that contract with facial movements are closer to the skin’s outer layer, causing further skin movement with each contraction. Over time repetitive muscle contractions, coupled with collagen-reduced skin, lead to permanent creases. Botox works by relaxing these muscles lessening the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox is made from a toxin produced by a microbe called Clostridium botulinum. Although the bacteria make several different toxins, onobotulinumtoxinA is the one used in Botox. The toxin is purified and put into a lyophilized or freeze-dried form, where it will later be combined with a sterile liquid just before injection. One of our medical professionals could further explain how Botox could help a patient in Cleveland reduce the appearance of their wrinkles.
People who receive Botox injections when they are younger may have an easier time managing wrinkles when they are older. Relaxing the facial muscles with Botox reduces the amount of creasing the skin is exposed to from repetitive facial contractions. Many Cleveland residents choose Botox as part of their wrinkle prevention routine. In fact, more and more people in their 20s and 30s are undergoing Botox treatments.
What Botox Treats
Botox is not just for forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet. This treatment can help with frown lines, glabella wrinkles (between the eyebrows), bunny lines (on the side of the nose), and marionette lines. In addition to smoothing the skin, our medical team in Cleveland may use Botox to fix other issues.
For instance, a lip flip procedure is a non-surgical way to add volume to the upper lip without fillers. Botox injections into the cupid’s bow and corners of the upper lip relax the muscles and cause the lip to “flip” upward. Additionally, Botox can help with teeth grinding and jaw pain. By injecting Botox into the jaw muscles, this area of the face becomes relaxed enough to reduce or stop the involuntary grinding of teeth. This decreases wear and tear on the teeth and tension in the jaw.
Swelling caused by fluid under the skin may initially occur after receiving Botox. However, a patient should expect to see some results within 24 to 48 hours, and it can take up to fourteen days for the full effects to show. Most patients who undergo Botox treatments in Cleveland typically report a reduction in wrinkles for three to four months. However, result may vary as some patients may see results lasting only two months, while others may have success with Botox for up to six months.
Meet Our PA, Tatyana Gabyak
Tatyana, PA-C, has over 18 years of diverse experience and shares in Dr. Gitiforooz’s passion to help women feel and look their absolute best. When she is not performing surgeries with Dr. Gitiforooz she provides consultations in each of our offices to educate clients on cosmetic procedures that best fit their individual skin type and particular concerns and desires. She will help prioritize your areas of concern and create a plan of action.