Botox in St. Petersburg

Turn Back Time Without Committing to Surgery | Botox 101

Side profile of a female patient receiving Botox in St. Petersburg

Studies show that 83% of people feel younger than they really are. We get it—not identifying with who you see in the mirror can be disheartening, but you’re not alone.

At Success by Design, we’re committed to helping you reclaim your confidence. Investing in yourself through aesthetics isn’t selfish; looking and feeling your best play crucial roles in living your best every day. 

You shouldn’t have to commit to the cost, downtime, and risks of an invasive procedure—like a facelift—to feel like yourself again. That’s where Botox comes in! Millions of people get Botox every year, and it has earned its spot as the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world.

So, what should you expect from Botox in St. Petersburg? Have all injectors completed the same training? 

Spoiler alert—no.

Our experts are here to make it all clear and simple. 

What causes wrinkles?

Every year, your skin produces less and less collagen—between 1% and 2% less, to be exact. Collagen is a natural protein that acts as your skin’s building blocks, providing its underlying structure. As your collagen levels decline, this structure weakens. 

Your elastin levels also naturally decrease with age, making your skin less able to seamlessly “bounce” back into place. This means that every facial expression you make, from smiling to talking, deepens a fine line into a wrinkle.

Similar to how your favorite sweater’s knitted fibers loosen over time—permanently—your skin can’t get back to its original, youthful state (on its own, at least). 

Watch as Sherri Morrison, our founder and co-owner and licensed RN and BSN, explains the science behind aging skin even further ↓

What Is Botox?

Botox is a revolutionary injectable formula that works by temporarily limiting wrinkle-causing muscle movements. Beyond “relaxing” current wrinkles, this prevents future wrinkles, too!

We offer Botox in St. Petersburg to treat a range of facial wrinkles and signs of aging, including:

  • Forehead wrinkles or “11s” between the brows
  • Glabellar or “frown” lines
  • “Crow’s feet” around the eyes
  • “Bunny lines” along the nose
  • Vertical lip or “smoker’s” lines
  • Horizontal chin lines

But won’t I look “frozen”?

When you come to Success by Design for Botox, you don’t have to worry about looking “overdone.” Our team has spent decades mastering the art and science of enhancing your natural beauty—not overpowering it. 

How do I decide between wrinkle relaxers?

Botox isn’t the only injectable or “neuromodulator” of its kind. At Success by Design, we also offer Dysport, a formula powered by a similar active ingredient. 

Both come from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is safe to use in small amounts for both medical conditions and aesthetic concerns—primarily wrinkles. Both of these non-invasive injectables work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles, stopping them from contracting to smooth out wrinkles.

The differences between these two injectables are rooted in their trace proteins and how they’re manufactured. While some people notice quicker results with Dysport—within 2 to 3 days—Botox generally takes about a week to provide noticeable results, but both offer peak results at around 2 weeks and last for about 4 months. 

While neither is inherently better than the other, one formula may be more suitable for your specific situation and skin type. 

Learn More About the Differences Between Botox and Dysport in Clearwater

What’s the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?

While we offer Dysport and Botox in St. Petersburg to address wrinkles, we also offer dermal fillers to restore lost volume. This “fills” the natural hollows and lines that show up with age or after losing a significant amount of weight, but can also give you the power to plump and enhance specific features however you see fit—from your lips to your jawline.

Discover Our Natural Approach to Cheek Filler in St. Petersburg 

What to Expect From Botox

In St. Petersburg, we realize that there are a lot of providers that perform aesthetic injectables. Remember, Botox is a medical procedure. Although it’s not surgery, you are putting yourself at risk—beyond not being happy with your results—when you opt for an inexperienced or unlicensed provider.

If you’re looking for undetectable enhancements, there is no universal injection method. Here’s what to expect from our personalized process. 

Before Botox Injections

Whether you’re coming to Success by Design for hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, or Botox in St. Petersburg, your journey always starts with a consultation. You’ll have the chance to openly discuss your skin concerns and goals in a judgment-free environment. 

When it comes to your well-being, knowledge is power. Here, you don’t have to worry about getting lectured or sold to—we’re here to provide the resources and support you need to make informed, confident decisions about your care. 

If we decide that Botox is right for you, we’ll schedule your injection appointment and go over what to expect when you arrive. 

During Botox Injections

When you arrive for your Botox appointment, our front desk staff will greet you and lead you back to a private, comfortable treatment room. Here, you’re always our top priority, so we’ll provide everything you need to feel at ease throughout this simple process.

After answering any questions you may have, we’ll gently cleanse the treatment area and prepare the predetermined amount of Botox. We’ll ask you to create specific facial expressions so we can map out the best injection points—triple-checking them before administering your injections. 

The injections themselves only take about 10 minutes and are relatively painless. 

After Botox Injections

After receiving Dysport or Botox in St. Petersburg, it’s important to follow our aftercare instructions closely. Take it easy on your skin and drink plenty of water over the next 24 hours to promote the smoothest recovery. Aside from avoiding makeup, lying flat, rubbing or massaging the treatment area, and strenuous exercise for at least 4 hours after your injections, you’re free to return to your routine!

While you’ll likely notice some results after a few days, remember that it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to see the full results. Everyone’s timeline looks different based on their lifestyle, treatment plan, and starting and end points, but you can expect your results to last about 4 months without maintenance. 

How can I maximize my results?

We can’t emphasize this enough—no two people are exactly alike, so their treatment plans shouldn’t be either!

Our expert injectors are passionate about applying their vast expertise to your unique situation, combining and customizing every one of our treatments to get you to wherever you want to be. Your plan may include combination therapies that pair Botox with fillers, Emface, or even hormone replacement therapy (just to name a few!).

No matter your situation, investing in medical-grade skincare products is key to maximizing your results long-term. We’ll help you find the right line-up for your at-home routine, plus you can unlock savings on it all with our memberships!

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The Best You Awaits

At Success by Design, we’re here to support you through every stage of life. You deserve to look and feel your best at any age.

When you come to us for Botox in St. Petersburg, you don’t just unlock first-class results, but also a lifelong partner in your confidence and wellness journey—whatever that looks like for you.  

The Faces Behind Your Success

Where you go for Botox in St. Petersburg determines your results and experience. 

Remember, not all injectors are held to the same standards. At Success by Design, our team of experienced doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals has the decades of experience you need to achieve your specific goals—safely and effectively. 

As an aesthetic consultant, RN, and BSN, Sheri Morrison guides our practice with a holistic approach to aesthetics and wellness. We don’t try to squeeze your concerns into a box and offer ineffective “one-size-fits-all” treatments, but rather take the time to truly get to know you and apply our expertise to personalize every aspect of your plan. 

Beyond discussing your skin concerns and goals, we’ll also openly discuss your budget, timeline, medical history, and long-term aspirations—because we’re on this lifelong journey together

At our clinic, you’re always in the best hands. Pioneering breakthroughs in hormone replacement therapy as a proctor and mentor for Biote, Dr. Tami Horner brings her diverse experience in anti-aging as well as regenerative and functional medicine to lead our injectors. We always take the time to triple-check every one of your injection points and meticulously track your progress after injections to ensure you love your results both now and months—even years—down the line. 

Trust us, making a smart investment in your skin will save you more time, money, and stress in the long run; “Botox parties” aren’t worth it. 

Meet Michele Cantone, MSN, FNP-C

“I firmly believe that integrity, honesty, and diligence form the bedrock of any thriving relationship—in business or just daily life‌! That’s why I believe in maintaining transparency with clients, colleagues, and superiors to cultivate trust and mutual respect. This approach has led to an extraordinary amount of experience practicing with Botox, fillers, and hormone replacement pellet therapy.”

  • Current Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP)
  • Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Master’s in Nursing from the University of South Florida (MSN)

“I transitioned to a role in a medical wellness clinic, recommended by a friend who recognized my fit. At Success by Design, I specialize in regenerative medicine, injectables, and hormone replacement. The seamless blend of these fields provided me with vast knowledge, and I’ve embraced it wholeheartedly ever since!”

“When I’m off the clock, I’m a proud dog mom to my two beautiful babies, Chase and Rogue. These are the faces only a mother could love!”

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Whether you’re interested in Botox in St. Petersburg or want to explore our other state-of-the-art aesthetics and wellness solutions, we’re here to help! Contact us today to start your journey on your terms.

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