BOTOX® Cosmetic

At his on-site medical spa in St. Petersburg, Dr. Jeremy Benedetti performs BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for Tampa area women and men who want to look younger without surgery. This treatment quickly and effectively treats "dynamic wrinkles" of the face caused by repeated muscle movement, including horizontal forehead creases, crow's feet around the eyes, and vertical lines between the eyebrows. Dr. Benedetti offers advanced techniques of injecting around the mouth for wrinkles and also for brow shaping/lifting.

The Medical Spa at Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery Offers:

  • BOTOX injections from a board-certified plastic surgeon, not a nurse injector
  • Care you can trust from Dr. Benedetti, his hand-selected certified medical aesthetician and certified laser technician
  • A longstanding commitment to nonsurgical cosmetic care
  • The peace of mind of a professional medical practice
  • An expanded range of leading-edge cosmetic treatments

Why Choose Dr. Benedetti

Dr. Benedetti is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
  • More than 15 years of experience as a plastic surgeon
  • Artistic eye for detail
  • Provides long-term monitoring of results through annual follow-up appointments

Both women and men choose BOTOX Cosmetic as a temporary alternative to plastic surgery because it produces impressive improvement with little to no recovery time. To learn more, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Benedetti and request a consultation at the Medical Spa at Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery.

Hear from a real patient about his BOTOX Cosmetic experience with Dr. Benedetti! Read Patrick's wrinkle treatment story now.

Spa Ambience Meets Modern Technology

Dr. Benedetti's unique approach to looking great comprises even more than precision cosmetic surgery. Though it might sound cliché, he appreciates his patients' beauty, both on the outside and within. At Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery, our state‐of‐the‐art plastic surgery facility is complemented by our on‐site medical spa, fully‐equipped gym, and relaxing café, all designed to renew and revitalize your body and soul.

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BOTOX Treatments From Dr. Benedetti

Being satisfied with your facial appearance is an important part of feeling attractive and self-confident. Even though you are bothered by wrinkles across your forehead or around your eyes, you might feel that you're not quite ready for a plastic surgery procedure. The advantages of having your BOTOX treatment at our on-site medical spa include:

  • Quick treatments that take only minutes
  • Visible improvements within the first week
  • Minimal to no recovery period
  • Smoother skin lasting 4 to 6 months for most patients

BOTOX treatments may be right for you if you're hoping to eliminate dynamic wrinkles. For wrinkles that are not caused by muscle movement, Dr. Benedetti might suggest alternative treatments such as injectable fillers, facelift, minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift, or eyelid surgery.

Dawn Golden, our certified medical aesthetician, also offers peels and microdermabrasion as a complement to your BOTOX treatment to give your skin a more complete rejuvenation.

How BOTOX Cosmetic Works

BOTOX Cosmetic smoothes out and can temporarily eliminate the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles that cause these lines to form. Dr. Benedetti carefully places several small injections into the facial muscles. Contrary to the stereotypes, people who use BOTOX Cosmetic are able to retain the ability to smile, raise their eyebrows and express other emotions.

Your Recovery

Patients choose BOTOX Cosmetic in part because of the extremely quick recovery period possible. You may resume normal activities, but avoid vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours. Dr. Benedetti also instructs patients not to lie flat for 4 hours following treatment, to avoid any unintended migration of the BOTOX Cosmetic into other areas of the face. At times, some patients may experience mild bruising, which should last no more than a day or two.

Common Questions

Do BOTOX injections hurt?

Although a BOTOX injection is not a completely painless procedure, each injection lasts only a fraction of a second and feels like a quick pinch. The needle used is very fine and the injections do not penetrate very deeply. Afterwards, soreness and swelling near the injection sites is possible but can be soothed with a cold compress. In the days, weeks, and months following your appointment, you likely won't feel any physical indications of BOTOX — but you'll see the difference each time you look in the mirror.

How is BOTOX Cosmetic different from facial fillers?

Although these products are all injectable wrinkle-fighters, BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers work in very different ways. The active ingredient in BOTOX temporarily paralyzes the muscles which cause dynamic wrinkles to form. On the other hand, dermal fillers use special ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, to physically fill wrinkles from beneath the skin. Both of these products are highly effective at rejuvenating the face, especially when administered by trained injectors such as Dr. Benedetti or his staff. These products may also be administered during the same appointment for a more complete improvement without surgery.

Can BOTOX be an alternative to surgery?

Although BOTOX can create remarkable results for many patients, it cannot compete with the results Dr. Benedetti can create through surgery. Only a surgical procedure allows Dr. Benedetti to manipulate the muscles, reposition underlying tissues, and remove extra skin. BOTOX Cosmetic is an excellent choice for patients with good elasticity and less significant facial aging or for those who simply wish to "spot treat" certain areas. During your consultation, Dr. Benedetti will help you decide if BOTOX, surgery, or another type of facial rejuvenation is the appropriate option for you.

The Next Step

If you'd like to find out if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you, request a consultation with Dr. Benedetti or call the office of Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery at (727) 289-7119.