OPES Health Channelside

Dentists & Primary Care Practice located in Tampa, FL

Wrinkles and thin lips can harm a woman’s, or even a man’s, self-image, but Victor Cruz, MD of OPĒS Health Channelside in Tampa, Florida helps people feel confident once again using aesthetic procedures. He offers Xeomin® and Radiesse®, which give people an ageless appearance, and Revanesse® Versa™ for fuller lips. Feel better about yourself today by scheduling an appointment for an aesthetic procedure with Dr. Cruz by using the online scheduling tool or calling for an appointment.

Aesthetic Q & A

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is a clinically-proven and FDA-approved cosmetic procedure consisting of incobotulinumtoxinA, a purified protein particle from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Dr. Cruz uses it in between your brows and around your mouth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Muscle contractions cause your skin in those areas to fold and furrow. Xeomin prevents the muscles where you receive the injection from contracting because it blocks the chemicals necessary for them to do so. Because those muscles can’t move, you notice wrinkles in this area softening, and Xeomin also prevents new wrinkles from forming.

How safe is Xeomin?

Xeomin underwent testing and received the FDA’s approval. However, it’s possible to experience side effects, as with other medications.  Most people have only mild side effects from Xeomin such as itching, redness, swelling, or irritation around the injection site. Other more common side effects include:

  • Neck pain
  • Fluid in the tissue in the eyelid
  • Infection in the sinus, throat, or nose
  • Eye irritation
  • Dry mouth

In some cases, the active ingredient in Xeomin spreads and causes nausea and other flu-like symptoms. In rare cases, you might experience:

  • Wheezing and asthma symptoms
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Anxiety
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Botulism

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a dermal filler injected in areas where you would like to reduce wrinkles. A dermal filler is a gel-like material that plumps up an area of your skin.

How safe is Radiesse?

The FDA approved Radiesse as a safe treatment, but possible side effects include redness, swelling, irritation, or even an infection at the injection site. If you have herpes, it could stimulate an outbreak. Additionally, you might notice bumps, lumps, or nodules at the injection site.

If you take blood thinners, Dr. Cruz may monitor you carefully in case you have bleeding at the injection site.

What is Revanesse Versa?

Revanesse® Versa™ is a dermal filler for your lips that consists of hyaluronic acid. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, so it’s safe for most people.

For fuller lips or fewer wrinkles, contact Dr. Cruz by using the online scheduling tool or calling the office for an appointment.

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