To most Tampa residents it almost seems like a dream come true, but since the release of BOTOX® Cosmetic over ten years ago, wrinkles can disappear in a safe, effective, and non-invasive manner. BOTOX® Cosmetic, and the recently introduced Dysport, are both different formulations of the protein, botulinum toxin type A, produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This protein is considered a neuromuscular blocking agent because it decreases the ability of nerves to stimulate muscles and cause subsequent contraction.
A dermal filler is a material that is injected into the deep layer of the skin (i.e. the dermis) to camouflage, or fill in, wrinkles, skin folds, depressions, and scars or augment the lips. These materials can be injected anywhere on the body, but are mainly used on the face and hands to soften the signs of aging. We offer Restylane, Perlane, JUVÉDERM® and more.
LATISSE®, or bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%, is a recently released product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to lengthen, thicken, and darken lashes. Originally used for the treatment of glaucoma, its effects on eyelashes were soon evident and it wasn’t long until LATISSE® was marketed for cosmetic uses. Applied nightly to the skin surrounding the upper eyelid eyelashes, dramatic results are visible in as little as eight weeks, with full effects seen in sixteen weeks.