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Botox Specialist

Leahy Family Care & Wellness Center

Wellness Center & Family Medicine located in Lima, OH

Wrinkles, deep lines, and other signs of aging can be corrected using Botox, an injectable which helps to smooth and refresh the skin. At Leahy Family Care & Wellness Center, located in Lima, Ohio, Dr. William Leahy and his team offer Botox (as well as dermal fillers) to help reduce the unwanted signs of aging for a more youthful appearance.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is a trusted name in cosmetic treatments that's used for reducing the signs of aging, lines, and wrinkles in the face. It’s also been proven effective as a treatment for migraines, joint pain, urinary incontinence, muscles spasms, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

The active ingredients in the Botox injectable are a derivative of Botulinum toxin. Once injected, the neurotoxin paralyzes muscles and tissues in the area being treated. This allows the muscles to relax, generating a more youthful appearance through the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. One Botox treatment can show marked improvement in skin for 3-6 months, depending on the elasticity of the skin and soft tissues.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?

Results are almost immediately visible following treatment with Botox. The Botox procedure is safe and effective when performed by a trained professional at Leahy Family Care & Wellness Center. Even though the procedure works to temporarily reduce muscle contractions in the face, it will not alter your appearance in a way that looks unnatural. The muscle contractions will simply be reduced. You’ll still be able to be expressive, such as frowning or looking surprised, without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Is Botox painful?

Botox is a non-invasive treatment and does not cause significant pain. Some patients have reported that the small needle injection feels similar to that of a mild bee sting or a bug bite. The procedure is performed in the office, under the direction of a highly-skilled aesthetic specialist, and requires no downtime.
The exact number of injections needed will be based on the patient’s needs. Following the Botox procedure, effects will typically start to be noticeable within three days. The results last anywhere from three to four months, but over time, additional treatments will be necessary to maintain the best results.

To learn more about Botox injections and their benefits, contact Dr. Leahy's office to schedule an appointment, or just click ‘Book Online.’ The team at Leahy Family Care & Wellness Center is happy to answer any questions and provide the information needed to make an informed decision about the Botox procedure.