Botox® Cosmetic

Used to treat millions of patients worldwide, Botox®, a highly purified protein neuromodulator, is injected into certain overactive facial muscles whose repeated contractions cause unwanted lines.

How It Works

Botox® Cosmetic in controlled small doses, is injected with a very fine needle directly into the muscles that cause frown lines, the corrugator muscle.  Frown lines are caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction producing a constant furrow, or frown line. Injecting Botox® Cosmetic directly into the corrugator muscle weakens it stopping your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Since the specific muscles no longer contract, the action of frowning is stopped, and the frown lines soften, relax, and diminish giving you a youthful appearance.

Neurotoxins cause these muscles to relax by blocking the nerve impulse to the muscle. Just a few small injections into the muscles reduce the lines associated with different facial expressions. Botox® can also raise the lateral eyebrow, lift the corners of the mouth, and reduce turkey bands under the neck and dimpling in the chin. This injectable product can also be used to stop underarm sweating.


While it varies from person to person, it typically can take anywhere from 2-10 days to see the full effects of the neurotoxin. You will start to notice that the wrinkles will soften and the muscles are weaker.

These neurotoxins typically last around 3-4 months. At this time, you will start to notice that full movement of the muscles will return. We typically tell patients to come back in at this time for evaluation and re-treatment.

Is It Safe?

Botox® Cosmetic has been used since 1980 for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking).  Since 1989, it has also been used for hyperfunctional facial lines. There have been many scientific articles showing the positive effect of Botox® Cosmetic on facial lines.  In 2002, the FDA approved Botox® Cosmetic for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines in the midface, known as glabellar furrows.

As with any injection, there can be temporary swelling, redness, bruising, headache, or local discomfort.  Rarely, patients have been reported to develop a slight lowering of the eyelid (ptosis), or a slight lowering of the forehead.  This is temporary, and resolves in a few weeks. Some patients may have an uneven or incomplete response to treatment. Botox® Cosmetic does not reduce the action of the muscles of facial expression distant from the site of treatment.  Patients with neuromuscular disorders should inform their doctor before therapy. Botox® Cosmetic treatment should not be administered to women who are pregnant.

Before & After

Botox Before and After - 6Botox Before and After - 2Botox Before and After - 1Botox Before and After - 3Botox Before and After - 4Botox Before and After - 5Botox Before and After - 7Botox Before and After - 8Velashape Before and After - 9

Locations with this service

38162 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
2625 Executive Park Dr, Suite 7
Weston, FL 33331
Venice Health Park 
1295 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice, FL 34292
Tampa Palms 
15310 Amberly Dr, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33647
Sun City Center 
1007 E Del Webb Blvd, Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL 33573
St. Petersburg 
2299 9th Avenue N, Suite 1D
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Pembroke Pines 
603 N Flamingo Rd, Suite 350
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
9015 US Highway 301 N
Parrish, FL 34219
North Port – Commons 
14840 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
North Port – Bobcat Village 
2481 Bobcat Village Center Rd, Suite 101
North Port, FL 34288
Naples – North 
1015 Crosspointe Dr.
Naples, FL 34110
Naples – Colonial Square 
1108 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N.
Naples, FL 34102
Formerly Bowes Dermatology
Mercy Professional Building Suite 6008
3659 S Miami Ave, Suite 6008
Miami, FL 33133
Lakewood Ranch 
8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Suite 260
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Fort Myers – West 
9400 Gladiolus Dr, Suite 320
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Fort Myers – South 
7331 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Fort Myers – The Forum 
3268 Forum Blvd, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33905
19527 Highland Oaks Dr, Suite 201
Estero, FL 33928
406 N Indiana Ave
Englewood, FL 34223
1122 Druid Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33756
Cape Coral 
413 Del Prado Blvd S, Suite 101
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Bonita Springs 
25987 S Tamiami Trail, Unit 90
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Boca Raton – East 
200 Glades Road, Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Bay Harbor Islands 
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite 100
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
View All

Providers of this service

View All