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Frequently Asked Questions

Unique Beauty Medspa – Serving areas near Tampa, Valrico, & Brandon, Florida.

Unique Beauty Medspa 

 Tampa, Valrico, & Brandon, Florida.

Q: What are neurotoxins and how do they work?

A: A neurotoxin blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine, that signals our body’s muscles to contract. As a result, the muscle group that was injected becomes weakened. This weakening leads to reduction in muscle movement and many times can completely inhibit the movement. In general, toxins help diminish the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (the ones that are formed from repetitive facial movements). It can help to soften the appearance of wrinkles that are present at rest.

Q: What are the differences between BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and DAXXIFY?

A: Botox®, Dyport®, and Daxxify® are all injectables that are neurotoxins that use botulinum toxin to reduce the muscle movement that causes wrinkles.

The differences between BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Daxxify lie in their formulations and FDA indications. BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxin A) utilizes a protein from Clostridium botulinum. It has  3 FDA indicated areas:   the glabella ( 11’s), crows’s feet (around the eyes), and the forehead.

Dysport (abobitulinumtoxin A), is also derived from botulinum toxin. It also has the same 3 FDA indicated areas.

Daxxify (daxibotulinumtoxin A) is unique in that it uses a small peptide exchange technology rather than delivering the toxin to the nerve cells. It has FDA indication for use for glabellar lines.

All of these products are used “ off label”, meaning not FDA indicated, to treat many areas of the face. 

 The onset for each neurotoxin can be different, but generally is between 2-10 days. Most people will get between 3-4 months between treatments, but can vary depending on different factors for individuals. For 50% of people, they may get up to 6 months duration with the use of Daxxify.

Q:  What is the difference between neurotoxins and dermal fillers?

A: Neurotoxins are used to soften and reduce wrinkles/lines in the forehead, the glabella ( double 11’s), crows feet, bunny lines, jawline, neck lines – these injections can last up to 3-4 months. The effects of neurotoxins are seen within 2-10 days.

Dermal fillers are used to lift and fill out different areas of the face. The nasolabial folds (smile lines), soft smoker lines around the lips, create fuller lips, define cheeks and can create a sharper jawline. Dermal fillers can last up to 6-18 months depending on the area injected and which dermal filler was used.

Q: Do the injections hurt?

A: Needles used for neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are extremely small; like the size of the needle that is used for insulin injections. That doesn’t mean it won’t hurt at all, but it means the pain will be minimized compared to an immunization or a flu shot. On request, we can ice the injection sites beforehand, which helps numb your soon-to-be-wrinkle free zones.

Q: How quickly will I see results from neurotoxin treatments?

A: The effects of neurotoxin treatments typically become visible within three to seven days after treatment. However, individual results may vary, and it may take more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. We find that you will have your optimal results in 3 weeks.

Q: How many units of neurotoxins do I need?

A: Determining the number of neurotoxin units needed is a nuanced process influenced by various factors. The optimal unit count depends on the specific facial areas being treated, whether it’s an initial or repeat treatment, and the desired level of effect. For instance, addressing upper forehead lines may require eight to twenty units, while crow’s feet may necessitate even more units for a full treatment. Generally, if you are treating one area of the upper face, such as the forehead, you need to treat the glabella and eyes at the same time. The reason for this is, when you relax one area the other areas start to work harder (or recruit) and can make those areas wrinkle even more.

In terms of new versus repeat treatments, adjustments are made based on the patient’s previous experience. If a patient has been overly treated in the past ,we decrease units; conversely, if there has been too much movement, we may increase units. The desired level of movement and expression also plays a role, with fewer units injected for more movement and more units for a greater reduction in facial lines.

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, it’s uncommon for a patient to require fewer than 50 units for all three popular treatment areas. Typically, we find optimal results with 50-65 units, but some cases may require 70 or more units for the desired outcome. For personalized advice tailored to your needs, schedule a cosmetic consultation by calling or texting us at (813) 544-5718.

Q: Why Choose Unique Beauty Medspa?

A: At Unique Beauty Medspa, your choice is backed by a trifecta of excellence:

Expert Injector: Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals who go beyond the ordinary. They tailor your treatment to perfection, ensuring optimal and personalized results.

Top-notch Products: Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We exclusively use the highest quality, FDA-approved neurotoxins. This commitment to excellence guarantees not only the effectiveness of the products but also your peace of mind.

Luxury Experience: Your journey with us is more than a treatment; it’s an indulgent experience. Immerse yourself in relaxation within our comfortable and inviting environment. From the moment you step in, unwind and let us elevate your aesthetic journey.
Choose Unique Beauty Medspa for a personalized, safe, and luxurious approach to your beauty and wellness needs.

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Q: What are Dermal fillers?
A: There are several different types of dermal fillers. The most widely used filler in the United States is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. When HA fillers are injected, they plump up the area that was injected. The effects are not permanent, but depend on the individual factors, the area of injection, and which HA filler that was used.
Q: What is the difference between Dermal fillers and Neurotoxins?
A: Neurotoxins function by temporarily paralyzing muscles, inhibiting their contraction. This targeted action directly influences the skin above, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles in the treated area. On the other hand, dermal fillers operate by adding volume to the underlying tissues, addressing areas that may have lost volume or appear sunken.

Q: Are Dermal fillers long-lasting?

A: Our dermal fillers at Unique Beauty Medspa are formulated to provide semi-long-lasting results. Crafted from hyaluronic acid, these fillers gradually break down and get absorbed into the skin over a span of approximately 6 to 12 months. The longevity of the dermal fillers depends on factors such as density, injection area, and the patient’s metabolism. In general, these factors collectively contribute to the overall duration of the results. In general to maintain year-round plumpness and structural enhancement, we suggest additional booster treatments every 9 months to a year. For those seeking more subtle results, replenishments on a yearly basis are recommended. Recognizing that each patient is unique, we customize these touch ups based on their individual aesthetic preferences and requirements.
Q: Juvederm vs. Restylane vs. RHA What is the Difference and How to Choose

A: Juvederm family of dermal fillers, RHA family, and Restylane family of dermal fillers are all hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used for various facial enhancements. Juvederm includes different formulations like Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volux, and Volbella. Restylane includes different formulations such as Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Silk, Kysse, and Eyelight. RHA includes different formulations called RHA2, RHA3, RHA4, and RHA Redensity.

Key Differences:

Cohesivity: Dermal filler cohesivity refers to the ability of the filler substance to maintain its structure and integrity once it’s injected into the skin. Highly cohesive fillers have molecules that are tightly bound together, allowing them to stay in place and provide support to the surrounding tissues. This property is important for achieving natural-looking results and long-lasting effects in cosmetic procedures such as filling wrinkles or adding volume to the face. Each of the products has a different cohesivity and influences where products are placed in the face.

Application Areas: Based on cohesivity some products are too firm to be placed in certain areas of the face. For example, the filler that is chosen to use for your cheeks would not be used in your lips as it would be too firm.

Results: You will see your results immediately, however, you must consider that you can have swelling, bruising, and the injection sites may be visible. Give your filler about two- three weeks for the filler to integrate with your own tissue and you will see the optimal results. You can expect that results will last generally last between nine and 12 months, but are influenced by factors like treatment area and skin condition.

Q: What is the best Dermal filler product?

A: The most widely used filler in the United States is hyaluronic acid (HA), known for its soft texture and natural-looking results, gradually dissolving over 6 to 12 months. Injectors tend to use the products that they like best, because of various reasons.

At Unique Beauty Medspa, we offer the most effective and natural-looking injectable fillers. The Restylane and Juvederm family stands out as our preferred option for certain treatment areas, renowned for greater adaptability to facial expressions. Many of these products were developed for dynamic wrinkles and folds, providing an elastic and moldable feel, offering revolutionary results.

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Q: How Much Does Dermal Fillers Cost?

A: The cost can vary based on several factors common to aesthetic treatments. Elements such as the number of syringes used, the treatment area, practitioner expertise, and the specific practice location all contribute to the overall cost. In Florida, the average cost of a syringe of dermal filler typically falls within the range of $650 to $1000 per syringe.

At Unique Beauty Medspa, we pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing paired with exceptional treatments backed by years of extensive experience. Our dermal fillers are priced at $725 per syringe.

Q: Why should I choose Unique Beauty Medspa For Facial Fillers?

A: Opting for Unique Beauty Medspa brings the advantage of a decade-long expertise. Our product selection is meticulously curated, drawing from extensive experience to guarantee optimal outcomes. Specializing in achieving exceptional results, we excel in the art of diminishing fine lines and wrinkles while seamlessly adding natural-looking volume to the skin. Rely on our proven track record and unwavering commitment to excellence for a personalized and gratifying experience that stands apart in the realm of beauty and rejuvenation.

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Q: How long do lip fillers last?
A: The majority of dermal filler treatments typically have a duration of nine to twelve months. To maintain year-round plumpness and structural enhancement in the lips, we may suggest additional booster touch up treatments every six months to a year. For those seeking more subtle results, replenishments on a yearly basis are recommended. Recognizing that each patient is unique, we customize these touch ups based on their individual aesthetic preferences and requirements.
Q: How much are lip fillers?

A: At Unique Beauty Medspa, our lip filler treatments start at $725 for one full syringe. Typically, dermal fillers applied to the lip treatment area range from a half syringe to a full syringe. Reach out to us today for a complimentary consultation, and our medical professionals will assess whether you require a full or half syringe. You can text or call us at (813) 544-5718 or “click here” to fill out a form and we’ll get in touch with you.

We take pride in being recognized as top-tier providers, ranking among the upper echelon of injectors nationwide. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our competitive pricing, guaranteeing quality and satisfaction for our clients.

Q: Do lip fillers hurt?

A: As lip fillers are a non-surgical procedure, they involve no invasive surgery, cuts, or stitches on the lips. We apply numbing cream for 15 minutes to minimize injection discomfort. While most clients do not experience significant discomfort, some may feel slight pressure. Bruising, swelling, and/or redness can occur, but typically resolve within a few days (in some cases, it may take up to one week).

Q: How to reduce swelling after lip fillers?

A: In some cases, lip filler patients may experience swelling in the lip area after having the treatment carried out. The amount of lip filler used on a patient can also have an impact on the risk of swelling occurring. This is a completely normal side effect of lip injections and can occur immediately or shows through one to two days following treatment. The first day following the injection is when you will have the most swelling and it will then begin to resolve. Allow two weeks to allow the filler to fully integrate with your own tissue. It is not uncommon to feel lumps and bumps in your tissue during that first 2 weeks. If lip swelling does occur, then patients can apply ice to the lips using an ice pack or an ice cube covered in cloth (so it doesn’t stick to the lip and cause pain). This will help ease any swelling, itching, bruising or pain that may occur as a result of the treatment.

Q: Can you get lip fillers when pregnant?

A: As with many medical cosmetic treatments, it is not advisable to receive lip filler treatments while pregnant. Dermal fillers have not been tested or verified for safety and efficacy on pregnant patients, so there is no concrete evidence to support the safety of fillers in this group of patients.

Q: How long after lip fillers can I wear lip balm or lipstick?
A: Immediately. There is no medical reason why you cannot apply makeup including lip gloss, lip balm or lipstick directly after lip fillers. A treatment can leave the lips feeling slightly tender, so it is recommended that you leave it a day before applying makeup to the treatment area.

Q: Why should I choose Unique Beauty Medspa For Lip Fillers?

A: At Unique Beauty Medspa, we stand out with a decade of expertise, having successfully treated over 850 lip filler patients. Our product selection is curated based on extensive experience, ensuring optimal outcomes. We specialize in delivering exceptional results, crafting plump and natural-looking lips that enhance your beauty uniquely. Trust in our proven track record and commitment to excellence for a personalized and satisfying experience.

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