Cosmetic treatments come and go; however, Botox® is one that has remained popular for a number of years. Lines and wrinkles that do not respond well to other treatments can effectively be diminished after an injection performed by Dr. Steven Carp at his Green and Beachwood, OH clinics. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, is pleased to offer Botox® to residents of Canton, Cleveland, Akron, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable used for cosmetic purposes. Normally, it’s used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that form as a natural part of aging. Also called botulinum toxin type A, Botox® is created from a refined bacterium. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles of the face, which gives skin a smoother, younger appearance. Botox® has also been used to treat migraines and overactive bladder.
Botox® might be a good choice if you want to do the following:
- Temporarily smooth out facial wrinkles
- Achieve a more youthful appearance with softer skin
- Eliminate or prevent wrinkles, such as those on the forehead
- Try an alternative treatment method for controlling migraines
- Decrease the production of underarm sweat
Botox® is often sought by people who are displeased with their appearance due to the natural consequences of aging. Treatment with Botox® can help you look younger and more vital, as well as give you a self-esteem boost.
Where Can Botox® Be Applied?
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile
- Marionette lines
- Forehead lines
- Chin dimples
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Platysmal bands
How Is Botox® Administered?
Sometimes, Botox® is injected after a local anesthetic has been used on the area of intended treatment. However, some patients don’t find the procedure uncomfortable enough to warrant anesthesia. Dr. Carp utilizes a very thin needle to inject Botox® into your facial muscles. The number of injections that are administered depends on the number and severity of wrinkles and fine lines. In most cases, the effects of this in-office treatment last for four to six months. After this period, patients usually come back for additional treatments.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
It’s important to let Dr. Carp know if you’ve had any other injections over the prior four months. You’ll also need to avoid taking certain medications, such as aspirin and other blood thinners, before your appointment to minimize the risk of excessive bleeding. You should also tell him if you’re using allergy medications, sleep aids, or muscle relaxers before your appointment.
After your Botox® treatment, avoid exercising vigorously or rubbing your face roughly. You will retain your normal ability to frown and smile. Placing an ice pack on your face or taking an over-the-counter medication will help to reduce discomfort and swelling following your treatment. It’s also recommended to sleep on your back.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make Botox® treatments affordable and accessible for everyone, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center offers financing options. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of Botox®.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
It’s up to you to decide whether Botox® treatment is right for you. If you don’t feel comfortable with your appearance because of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox® treatment may be right for you. It can help you look younger and enjoy greater self-esteem.
During your Botox® consultation, you will meet with Dr. Carp so he can assess your medical history and address any concerns you might have about the procedure. This is a good time to ask questions and gain a better understanding of how Botox® works.
If you are looking for an easy way to reduce frown lines and forehead wrinkles, Botox® may be right for you. In the Canton, Cleveland and Akron areas, the clinic of choice is Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is headed by Dr. Steven Carp and located in Green and Beachwood, OH. Contact us today!