Neuromodulators (Botox) | Tampa & New Port Richey

Botox

Moderate to severe crow's feet lines.

Actual patient. Results may vary.

 

You can’t hop in a time machine to relive your 20’s… but you can visit our Tampa or New Port Richey offices for Botox that makes you look and feel like you’re in your 20’s again!

Botox is highly effective for therapeutic and aesthetic treatments, such as:

  • Wrinkles
    • “Crow’s feet”
    • Frown lines
    • Smile lines
    • Forehead lines
    • Eyebrow lines
    • Neck lines
  • “Gummy Smiles”
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Migraines

What is Botox?

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. (These muscle contractions are to blame for facial wrinkles, TMJ syndrome, teeth grinding and similarly undesirable conditions.) When the muscle is injected with Botox, the muscles relax, and they don’t contract or flex as they usually would. By blocking these nerve signals, Botox treats the source of these symptoms to eradicate related aches and discomfort!

Therapeutic Treatments

Botox for Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

If you’ve experienced the discomfort of headaches caused by grinding teeth or clenching jaws, you’ll be happy to know that we can help provide relief for you through Botox!

Our doctors strategically inject Botox treatments in specific areas of the jaw to relax those muscles. When these muscles are relaxed, they won’t clench, grind or react to stress as they did prior to treatment. With regular Botox injections, you can stop clenching and grinding your teeth!

Botox for TMJ Syndrome

TMJ syndrome, characterized by pain and discomfort in the temporomandibular (jaw) joint, causes aching in the face and jaw, as well as difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Botox targets the source of these unpleasant symptoms by inhibiting the muscle’s tendency to contract. Not only can Botox treat TMJ syndrome, but many people who use Botox for TMJ syndrome notice a more appealing jawline after treatment too!

Botox for Migraines

When Botox is injected around the head and neck, it blocks the nerve signals that tell your brain to perceive painful headaches or migraines. Many people experience dramatic relief from chronic headaches and migraines with regular Botox treatments!

Aesthetic Treatments

Botox for Gummy Smile

Botox effectively treats “gummy smiles” by reducing excessive lip elevation. During the Botox procedure, the toxin is injected directly into the “elevator” muscle of the upper lip, which weakens the muscle’s ability to contract, or raise up too high, when smiling, thus preventing the over exposure of gum line.

Does Botox Make You Look Younger?

Botox is considerably effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing the skin, and improving the overall appearance of the face without the need for surgery. They are a popular option for rejuvenating the appearance of the face and creating a healthier, fuller look!

When we inject Botox into areas of the face affected by wrinkles, smile lines, eyebrow lines, forehead lines, age lines or crow’s feet, the facial muscles relax, causing undesirable lines to smoothen out and temporarily disappear. Botox is often administered to the cheeks and lips to attain a person’s desired appearance. These treatments can be used to plump the lips, contour the cheeks, and reduce or completely eliminate wrinkles. Botox causes the skin and facial structure to appear fresher, younger, tighter and smoother!

Botox for the First Time? Here’s What to Expect!

To create your personalized treatment plan, we will discuss your goals with you and help you understand the benefits of all our treatment options. Our highly-qualified doctors will determine the appropriate doses of Botox to satisfy your needs. After we create your personalized treatment plan with Botox, your treatments will only take minutes to administer and anywhere from 3 to 7 days to show complete effects. It is recommended that patients visit us every 3 to 4 months to ensure effective treatments and to prevent symptoms (such as undesirable wrinkles or unpleasant muscle contractions) from resurfacing.

If you, a friend or family member experiences migraines, tension headaches, clenching and grinding or TMJ syndrome, Botox can help you find relief! Or if you’re ready to improve your appearance, reduce wrinkles or create fuller facial features, Botox treatments can help you achieve the look you’ve always desired.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Camille Medina or reach out to us today! Dr. Medina is certified in providing effective Botox treatments, and she will help you determine whether Botox or a different treatment is the best option for you. (Visit us at our Tampa or New Port Richey locations!)

 

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

Indications
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of:
– moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity
– moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity
– moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, INCLUDING BOXED WARNING

WARNING: DISTANT SPREAD OF TOXIN EFFECT
Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dysarthria, urinary incontinence and breathing difficulties. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for spasticity and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have an underlying condition that would predispose them to these symptoms. In unapproved uses, including spasticity in children, and in approved indications, cases of spread of effect have been reported at doses comparable to those used to treat cervical dystonia and spasticity and at lower doses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Lack of Interchangeability between Botulinum Toxin Products

The potency Units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are specific to the preparation and assay method utilized. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, units of biological activity of BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into units of any other botulinum toxin products assessed with any other specific assay method.

Spread of Toxin Effect
Please refer to Boxed Warning for Distant Spread of Toxin Effect.
No definitive serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines), 24 Units (for lateral canthal lines), 40 Units (for forehead lines with glabellar lines), 44 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines and glabellar lines), and 64 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines, glabellar lines, and forehead lines) have been reported.

Serious Adverse Reactions With Unapproved Use
Serious adverse reactions, including excessive weakness, dysphagia, and aspiration pneumonia, with some adverse reactions associated with fatal outcomes, have been reported in patients who received BOTOX® injections for unapproved uses. In these cases, the adverse reactions were not necessarily related to distant spread of toxin, but may have resulted from the administration of BOTOX® to the site of injection and/or adjacent structures. In several of the cases, patients had pre-existing dysphagia or other significant disabilities. There is insufficient information to identify factors associated with an increased risk for adverse reactions associated with the unapproved uses of BOTOX®. The safety and effectiveness of BOTOX® for unapproved uses have not been established.

Hypersensitivity Reactions
Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft-tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such reactions occur, further injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. One fatal case of anaphylaxis has been reported in which lidocaine was used as the diluent and, consequently, the causal agent cannot be reliably determined.

Cardiovascular System
There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Increased Risk of Clinically Significant Effects with Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders
Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junction disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphonia, dysarthria, severe dysphagia, and respiratory compromise from onabotulinumtoxinA (see Warnings and Precautions).

Dysphagia and Breathing Difficulties
Treatment with BOTOX® and other botulinum toxin products can result in swallowing or breathing difficulties. Patients with pre-existing swallowing or breathing difficulties may be more susceptible to these complications. In most cases, this is a consequence of weakening of muscles in the area of injection that are involved in breathing or oropharyngeal muscles that control swallowing or breathing (see Boxed Warning).

Pre-existing Conditions at the Injection Site
Caution should be used when BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is used in the presence of inflammation at the proposed injection site(s) or when excessive weakness or atrophy is present in the target muscle(s).

Human Albumin and Transmission of Viral Diseases
This product contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). There is a theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but if that risk actually exists, the risk of transmission would also be considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases, CJD or vCJD have ever been identified for licensed albumin or albumin contained in other licensed products.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most frequently reported adverse reaction following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for glabellar lines was eyelid ptosis (3%).

The most frequently reported adverse reaction following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for lateral canthal lines was eyelid edema (1%).

The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for forehead lines with glabellar lines were headache (9%), brow ptosis (2%) and eyelid ptosis (2%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Co-administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and aminoglycosides or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission (eg, curare-like compounds) should only be performed with caution as the effect of the toxin may be potentiated. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects.

The effect of administering different botulinum neurotoxin products at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin.

Excessive weakness may also be exaggerated by administration of a muscle relaxant before or after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

There are no studies or adequate data from postmarketing surveillance on the developmental risk associated with use of BOTOX® Cosmetic in pregnant women. There are no data on the presence of BOTOX® Cosmetic in human or animal milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

Neuromodulators

 

 

Moderate to severe crow's feet lines.

Actual patient. Results may vary.

 

 

 


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