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As we get older, many of us dislike the increasing number of wrinkles on our face. As with other types of facial aging, wrinkles can have many causes. One cause of wrinkles is involuntary action of muscles in the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of these wrinkles by encouraging overactive muscles to relax. When these muscles relax, the wrinkles and folds they create are smoothed.

Injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, but it may not be the best solution for every type of wrinkle. Before getting injections of BOTOX®, it’s important to talk to an experienced provider who can help you understand your treatment options and decide which is best for you. To have your wrinkles evaluated by a board-certified physician assistant or board-certified plastic surgeon and get personalized recommendations, please contact Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.


Muscle memory is an essential part of the way we learn to do certain activities. From chopping vegetables to driving a car to shooting a basketball, repetition of conscious activities teaches our muscles how to perform a task with less and less conscious intervention.

Unfortunately, this also works for our facial muscles, and after the repeated contractions to make facial expressions such as smiling or frowning can train our muscles to do those activities on their own. Once the muscles start contracting involuntarily, they create permanent lines in your forehead, at the corners of your eyes, and elsewhere.

These lines then become further accentuated as your skin loses its elasticity and develops creases where the habitual contraction creates folds.

Dr. Gayoso is very knowledgeable and thorough in all of his appointments. He’s completely honest and very professional. I reviewed a few plastic surgeons before finally meeting Dr. Gayoso and feeling confident to choose him. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my results.

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BOTOX® reduces the appearance of some wrinkles by overcoming your muscles’ habitual contractions. BOTOX® tells these over-enthusiastic muscles to relax. Once these muscles relax, the fold they create softens. Depending on the quality of your skin, a crease or other trace may remain. These traces can be reduced using various skin care methods, including laser skin resurfacing.

BOTOX® can often be used to treat these wrinkles:

  • Horizontal lines in the forehead
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet
  • “Bunny lines” on the side of your nose
  • “Lipstick lines” around your mouth
  • Neck banding

Our talented staff of providers, (Jessica McCarry, PA-C, Antonio J. Gayoso, MD and Frank Beninger, MD) will evaluate you to determine if BOTOX® is appropriate to treat your wrinkles during your consultation.

The effects of BOTOX® are temporary, lasting about four months or so, which means you will need repeated treatment to maintain your results.


Yes. BOTOX® injections are the most common cosmetic medical procedure performed, with millions of procedures performed every year. Some people experience side effects such as droopy eyelids, but most people just see the results they desire. Reports of serious side effects are generally associated with the use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of tremors or other involuntary muscle movements, which requires injections of much larger quantities.

Side effects associated with cosmetic use of BOTOX® are generally minor and are often the result of use by an inexperienced injector.


Although many people offer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, not everyone is equally qualified to perform the injections. Performing the injections well depends on a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, especially the musculature that moves the skin.

Our providers know this anatomy well. Also important is to work with an injector who has experience with performing the injections and therefore understands the likely effects on a wide variety of individuals.

Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso  and Dr. Frank Beninger,  board-certified plastic surgeons, along with Jessica McCarry, PA-C  have helped thousands of people from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and across Florida experience the benefits of facial rejuvenation procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Your Botox at Gayoso Plastic Surgery will be administered by Dr. Gayoso’s staff in St. Petersburg, FL

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Active Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Top Doctors Winner, Tampa Magazine 5th Annual


To learn more about BOTOX®, or other facial rejuvenation treatments including dermal fillers, please call or email Dr. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.