We are a preferred Allergan provider in the Tampa Bay area and we specialize in skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. Our team of physicians has extensive experience in non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic.
As part of the Advanced Medical Aesthetics promise, you will receive a thorough evaluation and specifically tailored care plan before prior to beginning any treatment to ensure there will never be any surprises. We pride ourselves on advising realistic treatment plans with real expectations that you can trust. All procedures are safe and effective with little to no downtime.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been a leader in wrinkle reduction for several years. We use it in our practice to treat forehead creases, fine lines around the eyes and frown lines as well as creases that appear on the neck.
BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses from the brain keeping treated muscles in a more relaxed state thereby softening the appearance of wrinkles. Following treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, our clients find that when fine lines do reappear they are less pronounced than before. This is because muscles learn to remain in a relaxed state after BOTOX® treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to treat migraine headaches, TMJ disorder and jaw clenching. This neuromodulator has also become a viable treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiring) in areas such as the underarms, hands and feet.
Typically the procedure takes 15-30 minutes. Recovery time is minimal. The benefits of the treatment are expected to last 3 to 6 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQ
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional and is a simple, nonsurgical treatment. The serum is injected directly into the muscles between the brows or the muscles behind forehead creases and the fine lines around the eyes and lips. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe creasing.
Where Can I use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used on severe frown lines between the eyebrows, also called the elevens. Off-label, you can use it to treat forehead lines and crows feet, as well as smokers lines on top of the upper lip.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days. Individual results may vary.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Visible results have been shown to last 3 to 6 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
What are the possible side effects?
Although side effects from Botox are extremely rare, temporary eyelid droop and nausea may occur in a small number of patients. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.