Esthetic Services

Esthetic injectables, like Botox injections, are now considered a “must-have” treatment for both men and women who want to look younger. This service is perfect to combine with other facial treatments you may be using such as facials or LED light therapy.

Before using it on patients, doctors have been testing Botox since the 1970s as a way to treat muscle spasms from neurological disorders such as slurred speech from Parkinson’s disease or uncontrollable blinking from cerebral palsy. While Botox is still used for disorders such as migraines and excessive sweating, it is most widely known for its cosmetic uses. 

Procedure for Esthetic Injections

Depending on the client’s goals, cosmetic professionals may use various skincare treatments (like dermabrasion) to remove dead cells on top of the skin. Then they apply an anesthetic before injecting the Botox into specific parts of the face. The injections paralyze muscles by blocking nerve impulses that cause them to contract. In turn, results in smoother lines and wrinkles.

The cosmetic procedure is almost painless. A needle is attached to a syringe injecting the solution. Some people prefer applying anesthetic cream or gel on the skin beforehand to avoid any pain. The procedure is very quick, averaging about 15 minutes total.

People can resume normal activities immediately. Some patients even have their Botox treatment done during their lunch break since no recovery time is necessary. The results generally last about 4 months but this varies from person to person. It usually makes its way out of the body within forty-eight hours as part of a natural metabolic process, similar to how we break down sugar. But some traces remain in the body for up to 2 weeks. 

People with Botox injections will not become immune to it over time. They may need more product if wrinkles become deeper or expressions change. During the treatments, the injector may recommend people avoid alcohol consumption. Beyond avoiding certain intake, there are no dietary restrictions for patients who receive Botox injections.

Areas For Botox Injections

Doctors can treat certain parts of the face where wrinkles typically appear with Botox. For instance, some patients get a forehead injection to prevent them from frowning and causing lines on their brows. They might also use it around the eyes to reduce crow’s feet or at the corners of their mouth. Injections can even be useful on the neck to make a double chin less visible. Sometimes, though, doctors will use fillers after Botox to achieve the desired look.

At Replenish IV Solutions, our providers discuss the patient’s goals and form a plan. We walk our patients through how the procedure will go to make sure they are comfortable and well-informed.

Who can Benefit From Esthetic Injections

Doctors are now using esthetic injectables more and more on men as well as women who want to maintain a youthful appearance. The number of treatments has increased by almost 30% in men between 2005 and 2008 alone. While some men first get work done on their eyes or forehead, others go for injections that treat areas like the back of their hands so they can keep up appearances. These treatments can benefit people of any gender who are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The most common places doctors inject Botox include the forehead lines between the eyebrows and beside the eyes as well as around the lower part of each eye. Other popular areas include:

  • Under-eye bags 
  • The crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal lines on the neck
  • Vertical lines on either side of the face, known as “marionette” lines.

Providers will usually ask a series of medical questions, either verbally or through an intake form.  This assures that there are no issues that would impede someone from receiving Botox treatments. Esthetic injectables have few risks since they contain purified proteins, which rarely cause reactions in most people. 

If you are looking for the best esthetics clinic in Tampa, look no further than Replenish IV Solutions. Along with offering IV therapy and facial treatments, we are proud to offer top-quality Botox services to the Tampa Bay Area. Schedule your appointment at one of our locations or consider our concierge service. We look forward to seeing you soon.