BOTOX Cosmetic in Akron, OH

Our cosmetic specialists offer the latest in cosmetic injectables including BOTOX. Call (330) 953-3414 to request an appointment at our medical spa in Fairlawn or Poland, OH

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic packagingBOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the facial muscles to temporarily relax and smooth the look of moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX can be injected in the forehead (frontalis), frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar), and crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines). Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It’s used in cosmetic and medical procedures to temporarily paralyze muscle activity by blocking nerve signals. 

Botox FAQs

Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no
longer contract, causing wrinkles to relax and soften.

Botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, such as
frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. Botox can also be used to do a “lip flip.” It's also
used for medical conditions like chronic migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating.

When administered by a qualified medical professional, Botox is generally considered safe. However, like any medical procedure, it carries some risks and potential side effects.

Common side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Rare
side effects may include headache, flu-like symptoms, or temporary drooping of the eyelid or

The effects of Botox typically last 3 to 6 months, but this can vary depending on individual
factors and the area treated.

Botox can be used to treat various areas of the face, including forehead lines, frown lines, crow's
feet, and lip lines. It's also used for medical purposes in areas such as the neck, hands, or

Good candidates for Botox are generally healthy adults who have wrinkles or medical conditions that can be improved with Botox treatment. It's important to discuss your medical history and expectations with a qualified provider.

During the procedure, a small amount of Botox is injected into the targeted muscles using a fine
needle. The injections are relatively quick and typically cause minimal discomfort.

Most people experience only mild discomfort during Botox injections. Some providers use
numbing cream or ice packs to minimize discomfort.

You may start to see results within a few days, with full effects usually appearing within 1 to 2
weeks after treatment.

Yes, Botox can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers or laser
treatments to enhance overall results.

While there's no specific age restriction for Botox, it's typically recommended for adults over the
age of 18 who have visible signs of aging or medical conditions that can be treated with Botox.

Botox injections are typically repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain results. Your provider can
recommend a treatment schedule based on your individual needs.

Yes, Botox is FDA-approved for various medical conditions, including chronic migraines, muscle
spasms, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Before Botox treatment, you should avoid alcohol, blood-thinning medications, and certain
supplements. After treatment, it's recommended to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area
and to stay upright for a few hours.

Yes, Botox can be used to temporarily block the nerve signals responsible for excessive sweating
in areas like the underarms, palms, or feet.

While all three are neurotoxins used to reduce wrinkles, they have slight differences in
formulation and potency. Your provider can help you choose the best option based on your
individual needs.

Long-term effects of repeated Botox use are generally minimal, but some studies suggest that
long-term use may lead to a gradual decrease in muscle responsiveness.

Yes, Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraines in adults who experience 15
or more headache days per month.

Contraindications for Botox may include certain medical conditions, allergies to Botox or its
ingredients, and pregnancy or breastfeeding. It's important to discuss your medical history with
your provider before treatment.

It's generally recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after Botox injections to minimize the risk of spreading the toxin to unintended muscles.

If you're not satisfied with your Botox results, it's important to communicate your concerns with
your provider. We can offer touch-up injections or suggest alternative treatments to achieve
your desired outcome. Please call us to discuss your concerns with a provider or speak with our practice manager!

BOTOX Results

When receiving BOTOX injections, you may not see results immediately after your treatment; please allow up to 14 days for the final result.  BOTOX injections last an average of 4 months, at which point additional treatments can be scheduled.

Before and After BOTOX

Ready to turn back the clock and achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance? Botox may be the answer. This popular treatment safely relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, resulting in smoother, softer skin. Our experienced injectors will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that’s right for you, ensuring that you get the natural-looking results you desire. So why wait? Take the first step towards a more youthful, confident you and book your Botox appointment today!

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The highly-trained cosmetic specialists at Summit MedAesthetics have extensive experience providing transformative results with BOTOX. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule a consultation at our medical spa today!