Curious if injectables are right for you? Learn more about Botox in St. Petersburg by reaching out to board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic specialist Dr. Percy Lo at Allure Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a type of botulinum toxin, widely used in the world to prevent and reduce dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by the repetitive contractions of muscle. The most common form of dynamic wrinkles is caused by muscle contractions that is responsible for our facial expressions. Dynamic wrinkles tend to become evident as we aged due to thinner skin and decrease elastin in the skin.

How Does Botulinum Toxin Work?

Botox works by blocking the nerve receptors on the muscle which tells it to contract. Botulinum toxin can be used to temporarily paralyze the target muscle.  It can also be used to just soften the wrinkles, by reducing the degree of muscle contractions.

Using Botulinum toxin to prevent wrinkles has become popular among some clients in their 20’s and 30’s.  Toxin placement and amount will be individualized, depending on one’s anatomy. Percy Lo, a board-certified plastic surgeon will develop a program specifically for you.

Botulinum Toxin is not a permanent treatment. Eventually, the body naturally breaks down the toxin and absorbs it. To maintain optimal results, you will need to schedule follow-up Botox appointments at our office in St. Petersburg every 4-6 months for maintenance injections.  The frequency for these appointments depends on the clients’ metabolism and the brand of Botulinum Toxin (Botox Cosmetic, Xenomin, Daxxify, Dysport, etc.).

What to Expect During Your Botox Appointment?

Consultation and treatment will be done on the same day by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Percy Lo.  Depending on the number of target areas, expect to spend 45-60 minutes for the whole appointment. Dr Lo will ask for your expectations and concerns.  He will also thoroughly review your medical history and identify if you are a suitable candidate for Botox treatments in St. Petersburg. He will use this information to design the appropriate treatment plan specifically for you.

The injection was done with a tiny needle. Numbing cream, ice or physical distractor can be used to help mitigate the discomfort from the procedure.

What to Expect After the Procedure?

Minor bruising or swelling may happen but can be minimized by using an icepack immediately post procedure. Full effects usually visible within 7-14 days. We usually set up a quick follow-up appointment for patients in St. Petersburg who are new to Botox treatments in 2 weeks for touch-up if needed.


  • No lying down for the first 3-4hrs.
  • Keep area clean and avoid touching with your hands.
  • No strenuous exercise for 24hours
  • Avoid all alcohol for a day
  • Avoid other skin treatments for at least 2 days, or until the skin is healed from the injection.

Get the Face You Want by Scheduling a Botulinum Toxin, “Botox” Treatment in St. Petersburg

At Allure Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we perform hundreds of Botox injections per month. Our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic specialist, Dr. Percy Lo, will guarantee that your Botox injection is performed accurately and safely. Dr. Lo is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired appearance while making your experience relaxed and comfortable.

When you choose Allure Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for your Botox in St. Petersburg, you can have the peace of mind you will achieve your cosmetic goals with your beauty, safety, and wellness at the forefront. Call us today to learn more about our various injectable treatments and to book your free consultation.