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Botox And Fillers

Tampa Bay Body Sculpting

Robert Roy Miles, D.O.

Restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity is possible with just one visit at Tampa Bay Body Sculpting.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

Is there a difference between BOTOX and fillers?

arm liposuctionYes. BOTOX is a type of botulinum injection that puts a small amount of safe botulinum toxins into your muscles. This helps facial muscles relax, which allows your skin to smooth out and appear more youthful for as long as four months.

Dermal fillers are made up of natural substances, like hyaluronic acid, that attract moisture. Once they’re injected, they instantly plump your skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the type of dermal filler you choose, expect to have smoother, supple skin for about one year or more.

Some men and women need both BOTOX and fillers to get their best results. For example, you may need BOTOX injections to get rid of wrinkles across your forehead. But then dermal fillers may be more beneficial for plumping up your cheeks.

Because Dr. Miles is a body sculpting expert with years of experience with both types of injectables, he helps you determine which one is best for you, or if you need both.

Do BOTOX injections and dermal fillers hurt?

Anytime you get a shot, you’re likely going to feel some stinging and burning. But some types of injections have lidocaine blended in with them, so your skin becomes numb as soon as Dr. Miles inserts the needle.

Your other option is numbing your skin with an ice pack or having your technician apply topical numbing cream to ease your discomfort. Remember that any pain you do feel only lasts a few seconds, which is a small price to pay for beautifying your skin and looking younger.

When will I see results with BOTOX or fillers?

Because each type of injectable works differently, the times vary as to when you start seeing a difference in your skin.

You may notice improvement with BOTOX right away, although you should have a visibly smoother skin texture after about 48 hours. Dermal fillers give you instant plumpness, which allows you to see your optimal results before you leave the office.

Tampa Bay Body Sculpting offers BOTOX and dermal filler appointments throughout the week.