Zee Orbegozo (APRN)
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Medical Aesthetics is a practice in which a qualified healthcare professional performs cosmetic treatments designed to combat signs of aging, by rejuvenating and refreshing the skin. These treatment alternatives can be utilized on almost any part of the body, but the most common areas include the face, neck, and décolletage.
At Elevate Health of South Tampa, our Nurse Practitioner, Zee, has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is certified by AMET and AAFE for neurotoxins (Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport, Xeomin), dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Revanesse Versa), Kybella, Sculptra, PRP, and more.
One of the main and most known alternatives, Botox, is a quick and easy way to achieve that youthful look that many desire. It is a relatively painless injection that will work directly on the muscles that cause one’s face to wrinkle, which over time, will lead to frown lines, lines across the forehead, and/or crow’s feet. At Elevate Health of South Tampa, we treat those areas with Botox which will provide a temporary smoothening to those lines to soften your face and reaching a soothing and refreshed look.
How does Botox work?
Botox is made of botulinum toxin type A, which has been found to temporarily paralyze muscles when used in extremely small doses. When you see wrinkles on your face, chances are this is caused by these muscles on your face making repeated actions (smiling, squinting, frowning). Botox is injected into the muscle that likely created the wrinkle and will block the nerve signals to said muscle, preventing the muscle from contracting. This parallelization of the muscle will cause the wrinkle to lessen and/or disappear.
What areas can I get treated with Botox?
Botox is an extremely effective way to reduce lines in the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows
- Lines across the forehead
- Crow’s feet
- Lines above the lip
- Horizontal lines on the neck
- Brow lift
- Jawline lift
Botox has also been known to treat hyperhidrosis (reducing underarm sweat), as well as the pain and headaches associated with TMJ.
How long does Botox last?
Typically, the effects of Botox will last up to 3-4 months. Botox is absorbed by your body, and the muscles action that was paralyzed by the Botox slowly returns. Another Botox session will likely be needed to maintain your results, and as time goes on, the lines and wrinkles become less severe because the Botox has trained the muscles to relax.
How long until I see the results from Botox?
The Botox session at Elevate Health in South Tampa only takes a few minutes and don’t worry, the injections are delivered with the tiniest little needle. As far as the results, some see results in 3-5 days and others it may take a couple of weeks.
Is there anything to worry about with my Botox procedure?
Bruising and mild swelling where you were injected are the most common side effects. After treatment, we recommend you to not lay down for at least 4 hours, and to not exercise for 12 hours, to minimize any adverse reactions. Rare adverse reactions include an eyelid droop or heavy brow post treatment, which are reversible and nothing of concern.
Other Medical Aesthetics Procedures at Elevate Health
As we age, the natural volume and elasticity of our skin begins to subside and unfortunately, folds and wrinkles set in. Dermal Fillers are a gel-like injectable that can help quickly restore the volume and smoothness of your skin. This is a great way to reduce deep lines and the creases in our face, giving you a more youthful look.
Some of the more common dermal fillers are Juvéderm, Restylane, Voluma, and Vollure.
Lip Fillers / Injections in South Tampa
Are you looking to transform the shape and maybe the volume of your lips? Elevate Health can offer you a subtle, natural-looking enhancement, that won’t draw too much attention. However, if you prefer, we can also give you the full and luscious lips you have always dreamed of. Elevate Health is committed to bringing our patients the best lip filler augmentation in South Tampa.
PRP Facials in South Tampa
This is a non-surgical procedure that is also well known as a Vampire Facial. It involves taking the blood from a patient to make PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) using a special centrifugation technique that separates the plasma from the red blood cells. The technology helps harvest the PRP and it can then be used for therapeutic purposes on the patient. Once the PRP is made from your blood, it is injected with a very small needles (micro needling) into the area we are treating (primarily the face, neck, or upper chest). The plasma now has an opportunity to enter the skin and it heals, tightens, refreshes, and restores the different layers of skin creating a younger appearance for our patients. Since PRP comes from your own blood, it is safe and natural.
PRP is commonly used for a variety of symptoms:
- Acne Scars
- Surgical or Traumatic Scars
- Skin Rejuvenation
(Total vials TBD at consult)
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) $600/vial
(Total vials TBD at consult)
Dental Block Free (with lip filler purchase)
Lip Flip $80
Nasolabial Folds $650
Fine Lines/wrinkles/commissures $650
Cheeks/Midface Starts at $700
(Total TBD at consult)
Jawline/Chin Starts at $700
(Total TBD at consult)
PRP micro-needling (Face, Neck, Chest) $700
PRP micro-needling (Face only) $500
Vitamin B12 Shot $35
Vitamin B12/MIC Shot $45