Botox / Dysport

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Botox Injections at Glow Dermspa

What is Botox?

Botox and Dysport are the most common aesthetic injection treatments performed on women and men. A simple treatment, they help maintain your natural youthfulness by smoothing lines and wrinkles of the face.

Botox and Dysport are both liquids that are injected into targeted muscles to temporarily reduce or prevent muscle movement. Wrinkles, lines or folds that are caused by these muscle movements are therefore minimized or go away completely.

Botox Fast Facts

Treatment Aspect Treatment Details
What are the benefits of Botox? Benefits 1. Prevention of lines
2. Treatment of lines caused by muscle movement
3. Quick and easy treatment
How much does Botox cost? AVG Cost $13/unit
What is the recovery time after getting Botox? Downtime None
Is anesthetic used with Botox? Topical Anesthetic Used? Optional
Where can you get botox on the body? Treatment Areas Frown lines (11’s), forehead lines, horizontal lines around the nose (aka bunny lines), crow’s feet, eyebrow lifting, undereye puckering (aka jelly roll), lip lines, reducing a “gummy” smile, dimpled chin, lip flip, neck platysmal bands, TMJ pain or masseter muscle reduction, and underarm sweating.
How long does Botox last? Duration Results last 3-4 months

Botox FAQ

Botox is a brand name neuromodulator, for a cosmetic injectable neuromodulator. Decades ago, researchers found that when injected in small doses, the botulinum toxin temporarily blocks nerve signals in the muscles. Without the nerve signal, the muscle will not move. Over time, approximately 3 months, the botox wears off and the muscle will return to full movement.


Other brand names include Dysport, Xeomin Jeauvaeu and Daxxify. Injecting the reconstituted/mixed product in small amounts will relax your muscles by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscle. Without the nerve signal, the muscle cannot contract or move.

Botox and Dysport treatments are injected with ultra-fine needles making the treatment relatively pain free.

Botox injections are considered safe when performed by a licensed, and highly skilled, trained and experienced health care provider.

Most people have no downtime following a Botox and Dysport treatment. You should be able to resume your normal activities following the treatment with minimal restrictions. Occasionally pinpoint marks or bruises can be seen after treatment and resolve within days.

Initial results from a Botox or Dysport treatment are seen in three to five days. The completed result can take up to two weeks.
The goal with having a Botox or Dysport treatment is to relax your facial muscles to minimize the wrinkles and fine lines. Our injectors specialize in natural looking outcomes. After receiving treatment, you will maintain a natural, youthful expression and will not lose full expressiveness in the areas treated.  

The main side effect is slight redness and mild swelling at the injection sites. This is temporary and usually resolves in 10-30 minutes. Some people develop a slight headache for 12 hours or so after their session. The main side effect or complication with BOTOX® is when it is injected into an unintended or incorrect muscle and it leads to problems such as a drooping eyelid. This is why it is very important to go to an experienced injector for your BOTOX treatments, to achieve optimal results and avoid complications or incorrect placement of product.

Botox and Dysport treatments are temporary. For optimal results, schedule your treatment every three to four months.
No, Botox should not be used during pregnancy.
Although there is little data on this topic, it is recommended to avoid getting Botox while breastfeeding.
Drinking alcohol after getting Botox will not impact your results, however alcohol can thin the blood and lead to an increase in bruising or swelling post treatment.
It is recommended to avoid exercise for 24 hours following your Botox treatment.

Yes! Botox benefits both men and women looking to maintain a youthful appearance and smooth lines and wrinkles on the face.

How Botox works

Instead of physically adding volume or contouring the way that injectable fillers do, Botox addresses muscles that are causing signs of aging, such as frown lines, forehead lines, crows feet, heavy brows, dimpled chins and neck bands.

When injected by highly trained and experienced Master Injectors (such as those at our med spa in Lakewood Ranch), Botox can look very natural leaving you with movement, but helping you look rested, refreshed and younger. It is also great for prevention of lines, gummy smiles, and TMJ pain.

Botox and similar injectables (Dysport, Xeomin Jeauvaeu and Daxxify) are used to address some of the most prevalent age-related issues for both men and women.

What to Expect

Your provider will start your appointment by discussing your aesthetic concerns and goals.

Next they will ask you to make facial expressions to pinpoint the areas of concern. From here, a customized treatment plan will be made to provide optimal results.

Then, using a fine needle, your practitioner will make quick injections that are typically only mildly uncomfortable.

Following your Botox treatment, you may resume regular activities including washing your face and wearing makeup. It is advised to avoid exercise for the remainder of the day. 

Treatment Types

Botox can be used for a variety of aesthetic and non-aesthetic concerns

By far the most common use of Botox is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face or other parts of the body. Small amounts are injected into the target area, helping relax the muscles and smooth out the skin, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

A Lip Flip involves injecting Botox into the muscles around the mouth to help lift and enhance the upper lip. Unlike dermal fillers, which add volume to the lips directly, a Lip Flip is more subtle. Or if you’re looking for something less subtle, lift flips can be combined with dermal fillers for dramatic results. Typically Lift Flips take only a few minutes to perform, and the effects last for several months.

Botox injections can help to reduce the amount of gum that shows when you smile, providing a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. The gummy smile treatment involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscles surrounding the mouth. This relaxes these muscles, causing the upper lip to cover more of the gums when you smile. If you’re self-conscious about your gums when you smile, a Botox gummy smile treatment may be a good option to consider.

“Traptox” is a unique procedure that employs Botox injections into the trapezius muscles. This treatment is sought after for its dual benefits. For those seeking relief from muscle tension or frequent headaches, Traptox provides a promising solution by relaxing the large, superficial muscles in the back. On the aesthetic side, Traptox can enhance your physical appearance by subtly slimming the shoulders and offering an elongated, graceful look to the neck. With results that last for three to five months, this procedure has emerged as a popular choice among those desiring both comfort and cosmetic elegance.

Curious to learn more? Take a deep dive into the many benefits of Trap Tox.

If you suffer from jaw pain or discomfort caused by TMJ disorder, Botox can be a game-changer. This treatment involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscles, which are responsible for jaw movement and chewing. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles, which can reduce tension and pain in the jaw. This can make it easier to eat, speak, and perform other daily activities without discomfort.

Learn more about Botox for TMJ Masseter

A dimpled or “pebbled” chin can be a source of self-consciousness for some people. Fortunately, Botox can help smooth out the appearance of the chin by relaxing overactive muscles in the area. It’s a simple and effective treatment that can give you a more even-looking chin.

A brow lift is used to lift and shape the eyebrows. Small amounts of Botox are injected into the muscles around the brows causing the muscles that pull them down to relax, resulting in a lifted and more youthful appearance.

A nasal tip lift involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscles that pull down on the tip of the nasal. This helps to lift the tip of the nose, resulting in a more defined and refined look.

Nasal slimming is used to slim the appearance of the nose by injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscles that widen the shape of the nose. This can help create a more slim, balanced refined look.

Learn more about how Botox can be used to shape the nose.

A nostril flare treatment involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscles that pull on the nostrils, resulting in a more relaxed and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Platysmal bands are the vertical bands that can appear on the neck as a person ages. Botox can be used to soften the appearance of these bands by injecting small amounts into the muscles that create them.

We use Botox treatments targeting the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscle to subtly lift the corners of the mouth. The procedure involves precise Botox injections into the DAO muscle, aiming to relax its pull and reduce the appearance of downturned mouth corners. This approach is tailored to individual facial anatomy and the specific characteristics of the DAO muscle’s activity, ensuring a natural-looking enhancement.

Learn more about DAO Botox.

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, Botox injections can help to reduce the amount of sweat you produce. Botox injected directly into the sweat glands temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause the glands to produce sweat. This can significantly reduce excessive sweating in the underarm area and increase your confidence.

Botox Client Reviews

Glow DermspaExcellentGlow Dermspa4.9 Based on 309 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onEdmee ReyesEdmee Reyes ★★★★★ Best experience ever. Lip fillers don’t hurt. Botox does not hurt. They care about the patient .Tia MarkTia Mark ★★★★★ Love Glow! Melissa does my Botox and every time she does a phenomenal job! She did a great job walking me through all of the science behind Botox and addressing any concerns I had. I keep coming back because she’s the best!Robin GarciaRobin Garcia ★★★★★ Love the results of my Botox and lip filler. Very thorough consult. Thank you!Alyssa RobinsonAlyssa Robinson ★★★★★ I came in for a consultation and had a good experience. Melissa was very thorough in answering my questions and helping me decide on what I would like to do. They did not push me to get service same day either which was appreciated and I look forward to my appointment in a few weeks for my PRF and some Botox later onTATYANATATYANA ★★★★★ I drive from Tampa to see Melissa for Botox and fillers . Always incredible experience.Ashley RodriguesAshley Rodrigues ★★★★★ This is only my second time getting Botox, but my first time at Glow, and it was such a great experience! First of all, the office is gorgeous, and it has such a luxurious vibe when you walk in. Obviously, not a necessity, but it definitely added to the experience. Secondly, Nina was so kind and sweet! I only wanted to get my 11s in between my eyebrows done because I have tension headaches. I have other areas that could definitely use some improvement but I’ve had Botox previously and didn’t love the way my forehead felt. At no point did Nina encourage me to do anything more than what I asked for. I have heard horror stories of injectors encouraging people to include additional services, and they walk out unhappy. That didn’t happen at Glow. Lastly, Nina showed up a few minutes before my scheduled appointment time and had me in and out within 15 minutes including some chit chat. 🙂 Gotta love a healthcare professional that is on time! I will definitely be coming back. Thanks Nina!!Tyni Lazzaro-BarrenoTyni Lazzaro-Barreno ★★★★★ I have found “my place” for my Botox needs. I see Melissa and I’m very happy with her suggestions of Botox placement. By the way the entire staff is extremely lovely, knowledgeable and helpful, from the moment I walk in to the moment I leave. Thank you!Jamie GephartJamie Gephart ★★★★★ Melissa Beachy is kind and exceptionally skilled. She has consistently provided me with spot-on recommendations, resulting in natural and beautiful outcomes. I've never experienced any bruising or issues with the Botox and various aesthetic services I've received from her. Her office is not only clean but also welcoming, creating a comfortable atmosphere that adds to the overall positive experience. I highly recommend Melissa Beachy & Glow Dermspa for anyone seeking top-notch aesthetic services!Maria EvansMaria Evans ★★★★★ Melissa is so confident and knowledgeable, I would highly recommend her as your injector. 5 starsKaren EvansKaren Evans ★★★★★ Love this med spa! I have been seeing Melissa Beachy for several years and she is the best!Mary PallanteMary Pallante ★★★★★ Nina is the best! She is fast and my Botox has never looked so good. The spa is beautiful and the staff is so professional and friendly.Eva HowlandEva Howland ★★★★★ Glow Dermspa was a great experience. The spa itself is clean and inviting. Nina did a great job explaining what she would do and how much it would cost. Overall great experience and I will be back. The results of the Botox have been very nice to see as well.js_loader

Why Choose Our Med Spa for Botox in Lakewood Ranch FL

Glow Dermspa is your top choice for Botox treatments in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota areas of Florida. Here are some qualities that set us apart:

We pride ourselves on offering the ideal balance of top-notch quality and competitive pricing. Our treatments not only provide stunning results but also ensure you get the best value for your investment.

At Glow Dermspa, we believe that trust is the foundation of any successful treatment. Our dedicated team is 100% committed to your well-being and happiness, forging lasting relationships that ensure you feel valued and cared for every step of the way.

With nearly 20 years of customer service experience under our belt, we're confident that you'll be thrilled with our attention to detail and personalized care. We strive to make every visit to Glow Dermspa a memorable and positive experience.
Your safety is our top priority. Our certified Master Injectors deliver natural results tailored to your specific needs, providing a secure and fun environment for you to explore and experiment with new services.

Our med spa is built on Dr. Emily Arsenault's world-class reputation for dermatology excellence in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton & Sarasota areas of Florida. Glow Dermspa is a reflection of her unwavering commitment to integrity and client satisfaction. Rest assured that your Botox treatments are in the hands of seasoned experts.

At Glow Dermspa, we create smart clients by focusing on education. We understand that deciding to get Botox is a big step, and we're here to provide expert guidance and support. With each visit, you'll gain a deeper understanding of your options, ensuring you leave feeling confident in your decision and thrilled with the results.

Specials & Events

Seasonal & Monthly Deals

Don’t miss out on our amazing seasonal and monthly deals on injectables and other skincare services at Glow Dermspa! We’re delighted to offer you special pricing and discounts on popular treatments like Botox, Fillers, Microneedling, Laser Resurfacing and more, to help you achieve your aesthetic goals without breaking the bank. 

Educational Events

We believe in empowering our clients through knowledge, which is why we host regular events to educate and inform about the range of products and services we offer. Join us for these engaging gatherings, where our expert team will provide insights, answer your questions, and even showcase live demonstrations. Connect with fellow enthusiasts while discovering the latest trends and innovative treatments.

Botox / Dysport events and specials at glow dermspa in lakewood ranch florida

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All Injectables at a Glance

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Injectable *Cost Downtime
Results Last
Numbing Treatment Areas
Botox $13/unit None 3-4 Optional Forehead, nose, eyes, eyebrow, undereye, lips, chin, neck, masseter (pain), underarm (sweating).
Fillers $750 2-14 9-24 Yes Lips, cheeks, under eyes, chin, jawline, marionette lines, nasolabial fold, temples & earlobe.
Radiesse $850 2-14 12-18+ Yes Face, neck, hands, buttocks, hip dips, knees, arms.
Sculptra $850 2-14 24+ Yes Face, neck, hands, buttocks, hip dips, knees, arms.
Kybella $600 2-7 Permanent Yes Submental (under chin) fullness, bra bulges, saddle bags, inner knees, lower belly, armpit bulges, jowls
Sclerotherapy $250 None 3-4 Optional Legs
Hylenex $200 1-7 N/A Yes Location of any previous unwanted or migrated filler
PRF Undereye $500 1-7 12 Yes Under eyes (tear troughs)
PRF for Hairloss $500 1 Maintenance
Optional Scalp & Eyebrows

*Starting cost only – actual cost depends on your goals and number of treatments required