BOTOX® Cosmetic

Nobody likes to look in the mirror and see wrinkles. Some of the areas we pay attention to the most, such as the forehead, the eyes, and the mouth, are among the first to show signs of age.

There are surgical and non-surgical treatment options to relieve lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic continues to be one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging options for the face and neck.

When choosing a doctor for BOTOX® Cosmetic, it is important to look for credentials, experience and a history of results. Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD has over 25 years of experience with premium injectables. Please call (440) 871-9832 today to schedule your initial consultation at The Laser & Skin Surgery in the Cleveland area.

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a wrinkle relaxer and neuromodulator. When injected beneath the skin, small quantities of neurotoxin interrupt the signals between nerves and muscles. These interruptions reduce localized muscle activity, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the skin. 

You may notice some improvement in your wrinkles in the first three to five days after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, but it will take a couple of weeks for the results to become fully evident. BOTOX® Cosmetic can soften lines and wrinkles for anywhere from three to nine months. You should expect little to no recovery time after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.  Botox injections cause only minor discomfort and slight bruising may occur at the injection site, but this is normally short-lived and easily covered with make-up.

View before-and-after photos of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment to see the results Dr. Diwan has achieved.

What Areas Is BOTOX Used to Treat?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective non-surgical treatment for a host of aesthetic issues affecting the face and neck. By limiting muscle movements, BOTOX® Cosmetic can alleviate:

Your expressions are governed by many different muscle groups, and it takes a skilled physician to understand these interactions and how they impact your appearance. Dr. Diwan will thoroughly examine your trouble areas to determine the suitability of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, as well as how many injections to perform.

BOTOX before and after - female patient
These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

BOTOX before and after - male patient
These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

Micro-Botox (tiny amounts of Botox injected in the skin) is also effective in reducing facial redness, enlarged pores and oiliness of the skin.

BOTOX® injections are an effective option for treating excess sweating, as well. Dr. Diwan can help you control excessive perspiration via BOTOX® treatment in areas such as:

How Long Will It Take To See Results?

BOTOX® Cosmetic requires some time to work. Most people notice an initial effect within three to five days. The full results will be apparent approximately two weeks after the injections.

What Treatments Can Be Combined With BOTOX® Cosmetic?

There is an array of treatments that can be performed at the same time as your BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment, offering the ultimate convenience. During your consultation, Dr. Diwan will determine whether the treatments you want can all be performed the same day. Oftentimes BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are combined with:

Other treatments like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and a facelift may need to be performed separately from BOTOX® Cosmetic. Consult Dr. Diwan about the best plan for you.

What Can I Expect After My Treatment?

No downtime is required for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. In fact, you can go right back to work or your other daily routine with the following exceptions:

There may be mild redness or irritation in the hours following the treatment, but most people feel comfortable going about their day normally.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?

Millions of people have been safely treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. It has a decades-long history of safety and effectiveness. Severe complications like difficulty swallowing and eyelid drooping are rare and more often associated with medical uses of BOTOX® that require high doses.

What Are The Side Effects Of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Side effects are rare and most often mild. They may include:

We will provide you with a complete list of potential side effects before your injections. We encourage you to ask us about the risk of side effects and what you can expect from treatment. We want you to feel confident about any cosmetic treatment you ultimately choose.

Does The Procedure Hurt?

The injections will feel like the little pinprick of a needle. The pinch of the needle being inserted is over quickly and most people do not experience lasting pain, although some mild soreness in the hours following is possible.

Botox Reviews from Real Patients

“I’m very pleased with my Botox and fillers. I tried something new. Dr Diwan used botox for my neck and jowls. There is a incredible difference. Besides doing beautiful work, she is very professional and kind. Her staff are all very pleasant and very knowledgeable and always answer my questions.” – V.K.

“I recently went for some botox for my forehead and crows feet and am thrilled with the results! Both problem areas are super smooth after just two weeks and I will definitely be going back! Very happy with Dr. Diwan and her office staff.” – S.K.

“Received neurotoxin from Dr. Diwan after an initial consultation. She was friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. Price was also much lower than I expected from a Dermatologist. Easy to get appointments as well. Will be a forever patient!” -Anonymous on Healthgrades.

“Dr. Diwan and staff are great. Neurotoxin worked well for frown lines.”

“I have been coming to Dr. Diwan for several years. No pressure to ever do more but have slowly added fillers and started with neurotoxin. Am very happy with the results.”

“Dr. Diwan is incredibly kind and gentle. She did a biopsy on me as well as Botox in my forehead and upper lip (for a gummy smile) and under eye eye filler. I’m beyond pleased with the results and impressed with her friendly, accommodating staff.”

“I got a lip flip done a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier with the results!! I no longer have a gummy smile and my lips don’t disappear when I talk, while making sure my lips aren’t drastically different! The staff was also super kind and helpful during my visits. I would 10000% recommend visiting this office :-)” – Anonymous on Healthgrades.

See more reviews on Dr. Diwan from Vitals here!

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for Me?

Most patients are good candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. One of the most important factors to consider is the type of wrinkles you want to treat.

Because it is a neuromodulator, BOTOX® Cosmetic is specially suited to treat many wrinkles that form as a result of muscle contractions on the upper part of the face and lips. Wrinkles created by other factors are not affected by Botox injections. 

BOTOX® Cosmetic is also not a solution for the loss of volume in the face. In the case of both volume loss and static wrinkles like sleep creases, facial fillers like Juvederm may be an effective alternative. A consultation with Dr Diwan is essential for an evaluation your facial wrinkles and specific recommendations for different areas of the face.

Men and women alike are embracing BOTOX® Cosmetic as part of “routine maintenance” for a more youthful appearance. See sample results Dr. Diwan has achieved for male patients.

Schedule Your BOTOX Consultation at The Laser & Skin Surgery Center

Treatment with BOTOX® is not one-size-fits-all. Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD has the experience and skill to perform individualized assessments and injection treatments for patients who want to smooth wrinkles on the face and neck, as well as those looking for relief from excessive perspiration, enlarged pores and facial redness.

patient before and after - Dr Diwan

These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary.

Botox before and after - Dr Diwan

These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary.

Find out if BOTOX® is right for you by calling (440) 871-9832 today. The Laser & Skin Surgery Center serves patients in Cleveland and nearby areas of Ohio at our office in Westlake.