BOTOX Injections in Tampa
Over time, facial expressions like smiling, laughing and frowning create fine lines and deep wrinkles on our faces. Since our skin loses collagen and elastin as we age, it doesn’t bounce back as readily as it did in our youth, causing these lines to remain on our face long after our expression has faded. Crow’s feet, forehead creases, the “11” lines between our brows and the “marionette” lines around our nose and mouth all affect how we appear to the world, often making us look old, tired and even angry. Botox injections are an inexpensive, non-invasive way of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including deeper creases on the face, creating a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox comes from a derivative of Botulinum Toxin A. Botulinum Toxin A is a natural substance which, upon injection, acts to temporarily paralyze muscles by blocking the nerve that allows the muscle to contract. When the muscle relaxes, the overlying skin appears smoother, vibrant and more youthful.
*Individual Results May Vary
What Botox Addresses
- Forehead creases
- Lines around the eyes, or “crow’s feet”
- Vertical lines between the brows, or “11” lines
- Lines around the nose and mouth, or “marionette lines”
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Skin bands on the neck
*Individual Results May Vary
The Benefits of Botox
- FDA-approved treatment for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- Non-invasive treatment (no incisions or scars)
- Short, pain-free procedure
- No downtime or uncomfortable recovery period
- Immediate results that last up to six months
Am I a Good Botox Candidate?
Botox is a cosmetic treatment suitable for adults of any age. The best Botox candidate:
- Is over 18 years old
- Is in good health, physically and psychologically
- Is unhappy with fine lines, wrinkles or deep crevices on their face or neck
- Is not pregnant or nursing
What to Expect from a Botox Treatment
A Botox treatment is comprised of a series of injections made in each muscle being treated. We offer a topical numbing cream to give patients a nearly pain-free experience. The treatment typically takes between 10 to 30 minutes, with minimal, if any, discomfort. Patients often report feeling only a slight pressure in the injection area. The results of a Botox treatment are immediate and the optimal and final results of treatment can be seen in less than a week and last up to six months.
After a Botox Treatment
There is virtually no downtime after a Botox treatment. Patients can go back to working, driving and proceeding with other normal activities right away. Patients should be careful not to touch or move the muscles that have been treated for a few hours and should also avoid any vigorous activity for the first 24 hours. There may be some slight swelling or redness in the treated areas, but this usually disappears within a few days of treatment.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Aparna Ambay has the intimate knowledge of facial anatomy needed to administer Botox most effectively, allowing her to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Call 360 Dermatology today at (813) 406-4835 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ambay.