Botox in Northeast Ohio
Botox is the most commonly used neurotoxin used to treat wrinkles in northeast Ohio. It is important to see a trained specialist who understands the complex anatomy of the face to perform your Botox® treatment. Dr. Harmych is board-certified and fellowship-trained in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, so patients in northeast Ohio can rest assured they are in expert hands.
What is Botox?
Best-known by its trade name, Botox®, this neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, is used to temporarily relax facial muscles causing lines and wrinkles to diminish. It is a popular option for men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows and lines across the forehead. It is also used to eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Men and women who desire to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines may be candidates for Botox®. However, patients should consult with a Botox expert, such as Dr. Harmych, of Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery in northeast Ohio, to help determine if Botox is the correct facial cosmetic procedure for you.
Does the Surgeon Perform the Botox Injections?
Yes. Dr. Harmych, board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, performs all Botox injections in our northeast Ohio office.
Who Is Not a Candidate for Botox®?
Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Botox®. Also, Botox® should not be used by anyone who has a neurological disease. Consult with a doctor first before receiving Botox®.
How Long Does a Botox® Treatment Take?
A Botox® injection only takes around 10 minutes to perform at our comfortable and private office in northeast Ohio.
Are There Any Preparations Before Botox®?
Avoid aspirin or any type of anti-inflammatory medication (such as NSAID’s) at least one week before treatment to reduce bruising.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox®?
Side effects from Botox® injection are very rare. Botox® injection carry minor side effects such as bruising, swelling and redness which resolve quickly. Redness at the Botox injection site is common and usually resolves within a few minutes. Makeup and concealers may be used immediately. More severe side effects are extremely rare.
What Is the Recovery After a Botox® Treatment?
Exercise may be resumed 24 hours after Botox® injection. Dr. Harmych also asked patients to avoid lying down on the day of the Botox procedure. Otherwise, there are no restrictions.
How is Botox® Different From Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Botox® was the first to market botulinum toxin to treat wrinkles. Other injectable cosmetic treatments include Dysport® and Xeomin®. Although they are very similar, they are not the same. Dysport® contains a smaller protein than Botox®. Dysport® is also noticeable more quickly than Botox®. Unlike Botox® and Dysport®, Xeomin® does not contain protective proteins clustered around the active part of the molecule, which may lessen the possibility of a patient developing antibodies to Xeomin®. It is important to see an plastic surgery expert like Dr. Harmych who knows how to take advantage of the subtle differences between Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®.
How Soon Can Results Be Expected After Botox®?
Results of Botox® are seen within 5-7 days with maximum effect in about 2 weeks. For most patients, the effect of Botox® lasts about 3-4 months.
Who Should Perform Botox® Treatments?
Serious side effects of Botox® are very rare. However, it is important to receive Botox® treatments from a trained and experienced Botox specialist. Dr. Harmych is a fellowship-trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs thousands of Botox injections in northeast Ohio every year.