Botox Brandon, FL

Botox at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery

Are you interested in BOTOX® injections in Brandon, FL? Elite Facial Plastic Surgery offers this proven cosmetic treatment to help smooth moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging in the face. BOTOX® injections only take a few minutes, and the effects last for months.

This non-invasive outpatient procedure is perfect for clients who want a simple solution to moderate-to-severe wrinkles without resorting to more invasive cosmetic procedures like facelifts. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery’s highly trained staff offers a variety of non-invasive injectables in addition to various types of surgical cosmetic procedures.

Headed by double-board certified, award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Dominic Castellano, the Elite Facial Plastic Surgery team will help you achieve your desired facial aesthetics at the pace you are comfortable with—either through our wide variety of injectable cosmetic treatments or through plastic surgery. Dr. Dominic and the team are adept at helping Brandon, FL, residents reach their cosmetic goals. 

Want to learn more about BOTOX® injections in Brandon, FL, and other non-surgical treatments? Contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and ask us for a complimentary consultation online, or call our office at 813-547-6702.

Botox Before and Afters

Forehead Lines Before Forehead Lines After

Frown Lines Before Frown Lines After

Crow's Feet Before Crow's Feet After

What Does Botox Do?

BOTOX® works by introducing a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A into the areas you’d like to improve. This neurotoxin relaxes the muscles that keep your face wrinkled, smoothing out various facial and lip wrinkles. Below are the types of wrinkles that BOTOX® can reduce:

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the angular wrinkles that form at the corners of the eye. Because we use our eyes in verbal and non-verbal communications, these wrinkles tend to be noticed more often than other types. BOTOX® helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. 

Glabellar or Frown Lines

Glabellar lines, or frown lines, are vertical lines that appear on the forehead, between the eyes. These wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial movements and become more severe as a person ages. BOTOX® can help treat glabellar lines by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin.

Eyebrow Lift

BOTOX® can effectively perform a non-surgical eyebrow lift or as part of a surgical eyelift procedure. When the eyelids’ muscles are injected with BOTOX®, they relax and raise upward, causing a non-surgical lift. This creates a youthful and alert appearance.

Forehead Lines

Forehead lines are the vertical wrinkles that span the distance of the forehead. BOTOX® helps these muscles relax, stretching them out and reducing the severity of forehead wrinkles.

Upper Lip

BOTOX® can create the appearance of fuller, plumper lips. When injected into the lip muscles, BOTOX® relaxes them and makes them appear more youthful.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are wrinkles that appear on and around the nose, especially when the facial muscles are actively emoting—laughing, frowning, smiling, etc. An injection of BOTOX® will reduce the appearance and severity of bunny lines.

Medical Purpose

There are non-cosmetic uses for BOTOX® injections also. BOTOX® can help with various medical ailments that involve muscle tension, rigidity, or spasms. 

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Roughly 5% of the world’s population suffers from hyperhidrosis. Because BOTOX® causes temporary muscle paralysis, it can prevent sweat glands from producing excess sweat. 

TMJ or Hypertrophic Masseters

BOTOX® can help treat the swelling and discomfort associated with TMJ or Hypertrophic Masseters. TMJ refers to a bunch of disorders that affect the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the jaw. BOTOX® can help these muscles relax, relieving discomfort and pain. 

Migraines

BOTOX® can treat chronic migraine headaches by relaxing the contracting, constrictive muscles and blood vessels that cause them.

Types of Botox Injections

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery uses three variations of the botulinum toxin to help improve our clients’ cosmetic appearance. While similar overall, some variations are better suited for treating specific types of wrinkles. Here are the three types of botulinum toxin we use:

Botox

BOTOX®, derived from botulinum toxin type A (OnabotulinumtoxinA), is the most popular injectable botulinum toxin. It was the first to be approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat wrinkles and reduce signs of aging. It can be injected into the muscles around the eyes, forehead, nose, and lips to achieve a youthful, smoother appearance. 

Dysport

Dysport, or abobotulinumtoxinA, hasn’t been on the market as long as BOTOX®, approved by the FDA in 2009. It is much more diluted than BOTOX®, making it a thinner liquid. Though not as strong as BOTOX®, it is better suited to treat broader face areas like the forehead. Because it is more diluted, the results don’t last as long and are not as strong per unit. However, this doesn’t make Dysport less ideal for use. It depends on the treatment strategy. 

Xeomin

Xeomin, or incobotulinumtoxinA, was approved by the FDA in 2010. Xeomin is most similar to BOTOX® but contains no “accessory proteins,” which are added to the mixture for various reasons. Because Xeomin doesn’t have these accessory proteins, it is considered stronger than BOTOX®. It is most commonly used around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and across the forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Botox Cost in Brandon, FL

On average, the cost of BOTOX® in Brandon, FL, costs between $10 and $13 per unit. Dysport, being more diluted, costs less—between $4 – $6 per unit. Xeomin, being the purest, costs between $10 and $18 per unit. For a more accurate estimate of what your Botox treatment will cost in Brandon, FL, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dominic today.

Botox Procedure

Getting BOTOX® injections in Brandon, FL is an easy, relatively painless outpatient experience. These cosmetic procedures occur at our fully-accredited medical facility and last between 20 and 30 minutes. 

The technician will thoroughly explain the procedure and prepare the injection site by disinfecting it. With steady hands and tiny needles, Dr. Dominic injects the targeted muscles with BOTOX® and monitors you for reactions. 

During this time, the technician will explain your post-procedural care. After a few minutes, you are free to get on with your day.

Dosage

The average BOTOX® treatment uses between 10 to 30 injections, but this depends on the size of the treatment area. Depending on the area you are treating, some doctors use 4 units per targeted area. If there are 5 target areas in your forehead, then you’d expect about 20 units. Each vial contains between 50 and 100 units.

Recovery

There is no downtime associated with BOTOX® treatments. Clients may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site, but this is expected. There are certain activities that clients should avoid in the first 24 hours after treatment:

  • Do not engage in strenuous physical activity after treatment
  • Stay upright (don’t lay down) for at least six hours after treatment
  • Avoid excessive heat for 24 hours after injection
  • Do not rub or massage the treatment site, as this can spread the toxin to non-targeted areas
  • You are encouraged to move the treated muscles—flexing face muscles helps to work BOTOX® into the muscles 

Results

Clients will begin to notice results 1 to 2 days after the procedure. They can expect the results to last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Repeat treatments may be necessary to sustain the results after 6 months. Taking care of your skin by using sunblock, washing with gentle soaps, and keeping your skin moisturized will also help improve the results.

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

Though BOTOX® and dermal fillers are both classified as injectable cosmetic treatments that treat wrinkles, BOTOX® works very differently from how dermal fillers work. 

While BOTOX® relaxes muscles through a neurotoxin, dermal fillers are injected to fill up space in the skin. There are many different types of dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, but they all work to take up space to reduce wrinkles. 

There are greater risks of complications with dermal filler, but the results tend to last longer than BOTOX®.

Schedule a Consultation with Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Today

Are you ready to learn more about BOTOX®? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dominic and start planning for your first BOTOX® treatment today! Call our Brandon, FL, office today at (813) 547-6702 or contact us online. 

Botox FAQ

Does Botox prevent wrinkles?

BOTOX® can’t prevent wrinkles, but it can diminish the appearance of wrinkles that are already present. Being a neurotoxin, BOTOX® temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the face associated with wrinkles. BOTOX® works to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

How long does Botox last?

Generally, BOTOX® treatments last between 3 to 6 months. However, this depends on many factors, such as your health, age, and previous skin damage. As always, you should practice excellent skin hygiene to help prolong the results of BOTOX®. 

How many units of Botox do you need for the forehead?

For forehead treatments, clients usually receive between 10 and 30 units. However, the amount of units you’ll need depends on the size of the treatment area, what type of BOTOX® treatment you receive, and the severity of your wrinkles prior to treatment. 

Is Botox safe?

BOTOX® is considered safe and effective for treating age-related wrinkles on the face. When performed by an experienced doctor, BOTOX® is a very safe cosmetic procedure.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

The perfect candidate for BOTOX® is someone who wants a non-invasive treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Some people have allergic reactions to the chemical compounds in BOTOX®, so it’s essential to discuss the risks before seeking treatment. 

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