Repeated facial expressions like smiling, laughing, and frowning can result in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face. With Botox, you can smooth out your lines to express a younger version of yourself.

What is Botox?

Botox® Cosmetic (botulinum toxin A) is a purified protein used to relax muscles that cause those unwanted vertical and horizontal frown lines on the face. Botox Cosmetic is a safe alternative to surgical rejuvenation of the face when administered by the right hands. Botox was originally used to safely treat blepharospasm for over 10 years. In 2002, Botox Cosmetic was approved by the FDA for the nonsurgical treatment of glabellar lines. Since its FDA approval, it has become the most common nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States.

Who is a Candidate for Botox?

Candidates for Botox are those in the St. Petersburg area who want to achieve a younger appearance without the use of a surgical procedure. Botox can effectively improve the appearance of fine lines in the corners of the eyes known as crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead lines.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Newman utilizes Botox Cosmetic in Largo, Florida with other treatment options to smooth out deep permanent (static) lines that Botox alone cannot accomplish. This underscores the importance of being treated by a clinician who doesn’t just know Botox. Your treating clinician should know and understand the 3-dimensional contribution of all layers of facial anatomy including muscle, fascia, and skin. Patients in the entire Tampa Bay area including New Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Belleair, Seminole, Largo, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Plant City, and Lakeland Florida travel to have Dr. Newman administer Botox because of his expertise and consistent results.

The Botox Procedure

At Florida Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Largo, Florida, Botox Cosmetic is administered by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Newman. Being a plastic surgeon, Dr. Newman takes advantage of his surgical experience and knowledge of facial anatomy to deliver the purified protein Botox Cosmetic (to the exact area intended. This results in a more effective treatment and consistent results. The treatment process will begin with the use of topical aesthetic to numb the area. A small amount of Botox will then be placed in the target area. This will include several injections around the brows and forehead.

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Loved the whole experience!! Dr.Newman was excellent I’m now looking into getting more work done. – Avais M.

Downtime and Recovery

There is no required downtime after treatment with Botox and patients can get back to their regular routine. However, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after treatment. Patients can expect some swelling, itching, and redness at the injection sites. This should resolve very quickly.

To learn more about Botox or to schedule your free Botox consultation with Dr. Newman in St. Petersburg, contact our office today.

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