The first signs of aging often appear on our facial skin, manifesting as lines and wrinkles in prominent areas. They are typically caused over a period of years with natural expressions, such as laughing, smiling, and frowning. The easiest to way dependably reduce these lines and wrinkles, effectively turning back the clock, is Botox® or Dysport in Tampa with Dr. Brad Stephan and Heather Flanagan, APRN. These well-loved treatments are perfect for helping patients look years younger and enjoy smooth, flawless skin.
The best way to determine if you will benefit Botox® or Dysport is to call Stephan Surgical Arts and speak with a member of our friendly team. Contact our office today to get started!
Do You Need Botox®/Dysport®? Ask us.
Unlike some of the more extensive aesthetic procedures, Botox® and Dysport (also known as “neuromodulators”) offer universal benefits that can be applied to patients of varying ages. These injections have traditionally been provided to patients aged 30 and up with significant facial wrinkles, but many are now seeking treatment as prevention against the deepening of expression lines of the forehead, around the eyes, and other aspects of the face. Patients in their 20s often receive Botox® or Dysport to look their best, and to make sure they keep looking their best as they age.
Dr. Stephan recommends treatment for patients who are in good health and are concerned about the signs of facial aging caused by dynamic movement – i.e. using muscles to frown, smile, and furrow their brow. Both men and women seek Botox®/Dysport to help them feel confident and to allow them to put their best self forward, both personally and professionally.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox® or Dysport?
These popular aesthetic injections are used for smoothing minor to moderate lines created by movement of facial muscles. It’s important to note that this is different than aesthetic aging caused by loss of skin elasticity and changes in facial fat incurred by the aging process. Botox® and Dysport do not create the appearance of full and plump skin, like dermal fillers, but will allow you to look younger by erasing lines and wrinkles. Also, these neuromodulators will not give you a “plastic” look, which has been inappropriately portrayed in movies.
We often recommend neuromodulator treatment for patients experiencing the following issues:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Lines between the browns (called “11s”)
- Crow’s feet (skin wrinkles near the eye)
- Bunny lines (scrunching lines along the sides of the nose)
Botox® and Dysport® Injections in Tampa with Dr. Stephan and Ms. Flanagan, APRN
Dr. Brad Stephan, our triple board-certified aesthetic surgeon, and Heather Flanagan, our board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse perform Botox® and Dysport treatments themselves. This ensures that patients have the best possible experience and results. Both Dr. Stephan and Ms. Flanagan use very fine needles to place these neuromodulators in specific areas, ensuring accuracy while minimizing patient discomfort.
With care from our team, your treatments are precise and will help you look years younger. Your entire visit takes thirty minutes to an hour, and you may go about your daily activities immediately afterwards. Our patients love how beneficial Botox® and Dysport are for their aesthetic goals and overall confidence.
How Do Botox® And Dysport® Work?
The active ingredient in these injectable solutions is classified as a neuromodulator; it affects the muscles that are responsible for creating facial movement and temporarily relaxes them. This allows the skin to become smooth and appear youthful. We carefully apply these injections, so patients look naturally rejuvenated, not over-treated.
While some muscles will be temporarily relaxed, you will still be able to express yourself and look natural doing it. Again, contrary to what you may see parodied in movies and on TV, neuromodulators will not freeze your entire face and prevent you from smiling or frowning.
The body naturally breaks down the components of Botox® and Dysport over time, so patients will need maintenance injections to promote their results. However, this can be as few as three times a year.
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Botox® and Dysport are extremely beneficial for both males and females in their personal and professional lives. If you have questions about treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation!Request a Consultation
Download the Neuromodulator Consent PDF for more information.