UH Specializes in Botox to Remove Facial Wrinkles

Doctors at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, specialize in using Botox injections for the temporary removal of facial wrinkles.

When injected in small doses, Botox temporarily reduces the ability of the underlying muscle to crease, thus flattening facial wrinkles.

When used effectively, injectable Botox paralyzes the muscle or blocks certain nerves to remove the facial wrinkle temporarily. The paralyzing effect on the muscle eliminates previous skin creasing and reduces new skin creasing.

Botox Is Most Effective When Performed Every Three to Four Months

Surgeons recommend Botox injections every three to four months to manage wrinkles associated with aging, cigarette smoking and/or sun damage.

Prior to the Botox injection, patients undergo a thorough skin examination and medical consultation with our specialist. At this time, doctors explain the risks and benefits of Botox injections to remove facial wrinkles, taking into consideration the patient’s medical history and exam.

Side Effects from Botox Injections

While Botox injections are safe, some people may get side effects such as:

  • Pain or redness at the injection site
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach

Botox injections are medical procedures and should be performed by trained physicians at a certified medical facility. At UH, we have the training, equipment and knowledge to manage any Botox injection and possible complications.

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