Everyone has to eventually contend with the onset of wrinkles and fine lines. But some people develop wrinkles at a younger age than others. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet or want to prevent wrinkles from appearing, you’re the ideal candidate for Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor. For over 15 years our advanced trained medical practitioners at LivingYoung have been performing skin treatments that help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles within safe, natural-looking, beautiful results!
Banish fine lines with Botox
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular neurotoxin, non-surgical methods available for eliminating facial wrinkles caused by using certain muscles in a consistent pattern over a long period of time, such as squinting and frowning. By the time we are 30 or 40, these wrinkles are well-established. Botox eliminates wrinkles by preventing the underlying facial muscles from contracting. Without muscle contraction, wrinkles can’t form — it’s that simple.
Botox: Treatment Areas
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Glabellar frown lines (the lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (the lines around the eyes)
- Chin creases
- Gummy smile
- Drooping eyebrows
- Upper lip lines
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
The benefits of Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor include:
- Non-surgical treatment
- No scarring or incisions
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No downtime or recovery period
- Results appear within a few days
- Results last for several months
- Completely natural results
Botox: Treatment Overview
Getting rid of your wrinkles is a lot easier than you might imagine. You will consult with our expert staff to discuss the results you want to achieve. We will examine your facial muscles to determine the number of units required to achieve your desired results. There is both an art and a science to these injections, and our clinicians combine skill with careful artistry to ensure our clients get exactly the results they seek.
Our clinicians are highly qualified and are scrupulous about maintaining a natural look. Although our clinicians are very good at gauging exactly the proper amount to use for specific results, they’d rather use too little than too much. More can always be added. The goal is to achieve younger-looking faces that look perfectly natural. New clients can feel confident in trusting the judgment and skills of our clinicians.
Botox can be performed without anesthesia, but we may offer numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort. Using a micro-fine needle, the Botox neurotoxin is injected directly into the muscle that underlies the dynamic wrinkle. It feels like a small pinprick with a little stinging. If you experience any discomfort, an ice pack may be applied. The entire process takes about 15 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities.
If you have any questions or concerns about Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor, contact us and we’d be happy to talk to you.
Botox: Recovery & Aftercare
Botox involves no downtime. It is considered a “lunch hour” procedure, meaning you may resume your normal day immediately. However, patients are advised to wait 24 hours before taking part in any strenuous activity. You may experience mild post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising, but not enough to keep you from your daily activities. Also, you should avoid lying down for four to five hours following the treatment and avoid massaging the treated area.
Botox: Results & Longevity
Typically, Botox takes 5 to 12 days for the complete results to become evident. In some cases, it may take up to two weeks before the treated muscles become relaxed enough to see results. When accurately diluted and properly administered, you can expect your results to last for 3 to 5 months. The results wear off gradually over time, so there is no sudden change in your appearance. To maintain consistent good looks from your Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor, plan to get treatments 3-4 times a year.
Botox: Side Effects
Botox is one of the fastest and safest ways to eliminate facial wrinkles, and no long-term side effects have emerged. Although our clinicians are very skilled in this procedure, sometimes small red dots and/or bruises may occur at the injection site for clients. If so, they will fade within a few hours to days on their own, but in the meantime, foundation can be used for concealment. Application of Arnica (available at LivingYoung Center) may also speed the resolution of bruises.
As with most other purchases, you get what you pay for with Botox. You’ve all seen those ads offering Botox for unbelievably low prices. How do they do it? Some practitioners may over-dilute Botox with a saline solution to do more treatments with less product. But the results are less-effective and shorter-lasting.
At LivingYoung Center, you will always get the proper dosage of Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor, diluted to the exact specifications of the manufacturer. We don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to your appearance or satisfaction. Botox is sold by the unit at $12 per unit with a 15-unit minimum or $150 flat fee. Women usually require fewer units per treatment area than men.
Average Units Needed
The following will give you an idea of the “average” number of units required per treatment area.
- Horizontal Forehead Lines (16 units)
- Glabellar Frown Lines (20 units)
- Crow’s Feet (24 units)
- Chin Creases (8 units)
- Eyebrow Lift (8 units)
- Upper Lip Lines (4 units)
- Gummy Smile (16 units)
- Underarm Sweating (100 units)
LivingYoung Center is a luxurious wellness center and med spa in St Pete specializing in anti-aging treatments. Our cosmetic providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and curate the ideal treatment plans for you, which involves selecting the appropriate neurotoxin units for optimal results. Our clients always enjoy naturalized results that betray no signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule an appointment at our medical spas to explore your treatment options for Botox in St. Petersburg, Seminole, or Palm Harbor.