Wrinkle Reducers

Our Westlake clinic offers several treatments that can help you feel more confident in your skin.  One of our most popular services is neurotoxin injections.

In our Westlake office, neurotoxin injections are used as muscle relaxants by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that signals muscle contractions. When injected into specific muscles, Neurotoxins temporarily paralyze those muscles, resulting in relaxation and a reduction in muscle activity. This reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, ultimately smoothing out the skin leading to a more youthful and healthy-looking skin.

Neurotoxin injections are not just for forehead wrinkles or crow's feet.  This treatment can help with frown lines, glabella wrinkles (between the eyebrows), bunny lines (on the side of the nose), and marionette lines.  In additional to smoothing the skin, our medical team in Westlake may use neurotoxin injections to address other concerns.

Swelling caused by fluid under the skin may initially occur after receiving treatment. However, a patient can expect to see some results within 24 to 48 hours, though it can take up to 14 days for the full effects to show. Most patients who undergo neurotoxin injections in our clinic in Cleveland typically report a reduction in wrinkles for 3 to 4 months. However, results vary, with some patients’ results lasting for 2 months, while others may have success with injections for up to 6 months.

  • Treatment typically takes about 15-20 minutes
  • A topical numbing agent can be applied if needed/requested 15 minutes prior 
  • There’s always the possibility of bruising
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before, preferably a couple of days before – which helps reduce your chances of bruising and enhance the healing process
  • Avoid NSAIDS (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen) if possible a few days beforehand
  • Inform your provider if you are taking any blood thinners or antibiotics as some antibiotics can interfere with the action of neurotoxins
  • For 4 hours following your appointment, refrain from touching the injected area(s), laying flat, bending over for long periods of time, receiving a massage, or exercising/any activity that makes you sweat
  • Neurotoxins begin to work after 3-5 days and can take up to 2 weeks for full results to be visible. Please wait 2 weeks before scheduling a follow-up appointment 
  • On rare occasions, there may be slight asymmetry while the toxin is settling in as some muscles respond quicker than others – if this persists after 2 weeks, please call our office