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Botox Specialist

Youthful Reflexion

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in Tarpon Springs, FL

Every year, more than 7 million people in the United States choose Botox® injections to smooth out unwanted lines and wrinkles that occur on the face. Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, at Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, offer many nonsurgical aesthetic treatments, including Botox, to help you meet your beauty goals. To schedule your Botox treatment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States. The prescription injection is FDA-approved to temporarily smooth out moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles that appear on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the outside corners of the eyes.

The cosmetic injections take only a few minutes to administer and require no downtime. 

How does Botox work?

Botox is a neuromodulator. It works by temporarily stopping the muscle activity that creates your forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Though there are many factors that contribute to the visible signs of aging, your repeated facial expressions may worsen your lines and creases. By temporarily stopping muscle activity in specific muscle groups in your face, Botox prevents the folding of the skin that creates the lines and wrinkles.

Within 24-48 hours after your Botox injections, your skin may start to smooth out and relax, diminishing the appearance of your wrinkles and creases. 

Do Botox injections hurt?

The practitioners at Youthful Reflexion are experts at administering cosmetic injections. To minimize discomfort during your Botox injections, they use small needles and inject tiny amounts of the active ingredient into your muscles.

The number of injections you need may depend on the area undergoing treatment, but typically is as follows:

  • Forehead wrinkles: five injections
  • Frown lines: three injections
  • Crow’s feet: three injections for each eye

Though you may feel a slight pinching sensation during your injections, the pain is short-lived. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let the team know so they can adjust your Botox treatment plan to minimize discomfort.

Though downtime isn’t needed after your Botox injections, the team recommends you delay any strenuous activity for up to two hours after your session. They also advise that you not massage the treatment area, but you can apply makeup. 

How long does Botox last? 

Botox keeps the lines and wrinkles away for 3-4 months. The team at Youthful Reflexion recommends you schedule your next Botox appointment as soon as you notice the effects wearing off.

Getting regular Botox injections can thin and weaken the muscle, which may prolong the effects of your treatments.

Botox is a simple and effective treatment that can erase lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful look. To schedule your Botox consultation, call Youthful Reflexion or book online today.