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Botox in Cleveland, Ohio
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world and Botox in Cleveland, OH is no exception. Over 6 million people received Botox or similar injections last year.
Did you know there are people in Cleveland performing Botox injections who are not medical doctors? Due to its popularity, Botox patients need accurate information about Botox services. It is important to see a double-board certified trained specialist who understands the complex anatomy of the face to perform your Botox treatment. Dr. Brian Harmych is board-certified and fellowship-trained in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, so Botox patients in the Cleveland and Beachwood area can rest-assured they are in expert hands when receiving Botox services.
What to Expect from Botox in Cleveland, Ohio
If you are bothered by crow’s feet, frown lines or forehead wrinkles start by learning more about whether or not Botox is is right for you.
Step 1: Call our office or complete our contact form. Your questions are welcome!
Our friendly office staff will either email or call you promptly–whichever you prefer.
Step 2: Schedule a consultation to discuss your unique situation with Dr. Harmych. Schedule this visit by phone or email. One of Dr. Harmych’s primary goals is education and your initial visit should be very informative.
Step 3: Remember, you are not obligated to undergo treatment on the same day as your consultation. Although, as a courtesy to our patients, we offer Botox treatments on the same day of your initial consultation if this is medically appropriate. Some of our patients prefer to schedule their Botox treatment for a later date if that is more convenient.
Step 4: Get the best results possible. Results from Botox are visible in about 5-7 days. The only two activity limitations after undergoing Botox injections are:
- Remain upright (no lying down) for the remainder of that day
- No exercise for 24 hours
Are you a Good Candidate for Botox in Cleveland?
If you want to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines, then you may be a candidate for Botox treatment. However, we advise you to consult with a cosmetic surgery expert first.
Dr. Brian Harmych, of Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery, will help you determine if Botox is the correct facial cosmetic procedure for you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Botox Treatment in Cleveland
Who Is Not a Candidate for Botox®?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use Botox. Also, Botox should not be used by anyone who has a neurological disease. Consult with a doctor before receiving cosmetic Botox® treatments.
How Long Does a Botox Treatment In Cleveland Take?
A Botox injection only takes around 10 minutes to perform at our private Beachwood office just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
Are There Any Preparations Before Botox®?
Do not take aspirin or any type of anti-inflammatory medication at least one week before treatment to reduce bruising.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox®?
Botox® treatments carry minor side effects such as bruising, swelling and redness which resolve quickly. Most patients report minimal discomfort or pain after a treatment. Pain relievers are generally not required. Redness at the injection site is common but usually resolves within a few hours. If present, mild swelling and bruising may last a few days and can be treated with cold compresses. Makeup and other cosmetic products may be used immediately to conceal any redness or minor bruising. More severe side effects of Botox®, like double-vision and drooping of the eyelid, are very uncommon.
What Is the Recovery Period After a Botox® Treatment?
Most patients return to their occupational and social activities immediately. Exercise may be resumed 24 hours following injection of Botox®.
What Is Botox®?
Best-known by its trade name, Botox, this neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, is used to temporarily weaken 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 and unattractive neck bands.
How is Botox® Different From Other Cosmetic Injectables?
Botox® was the first to market in utilizing botulinum toxin. Other injectable cosmetic treatment products 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 after Botox® treatment are generally seen within 5-7 days with maximum effect in about 2 weeks. For most patients, the effect of Botox® lasts about 3-4 months.
Is Botox® Covered by Insurance?
Botox® is generally not covered by insurance when used for facial plastic or cosmetic purposes. Please check with your provider before visiting our Pepper Pike office.
When Was Botox® First Used?
Botox® has been used since 1985. It was originally used for the treatment of cervical dystonia, an involuntary contraction of the neck muscles. It gained FDA-approval for cosmetic and nonsurgical use in 2002.
Other Non-Surgical Cosmetic Services provided from our Cleveland, OH Office
Where should I go for Botox® Treatment in northeast Ohio?
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Pepper Pike near Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if Botox® treatments are a good option for you.
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122