Facial Rejuvenation

Botox & Fillers Q & A

At Tampa Bay Eye and Facial Aesthetics in Lutz, Florida, board-certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Sara Creekmore, DO, offers a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation that both treats and prevents tissue breakdown. If you are investing in your skin's appearance, you will want an approach that maximizes your results.

Great results start with prevention. Support healthy skin with a nutritious diet, activities you enjoy, and powerful skincare. Our medical and aesthetics clinic offers medical-grade skincare to support a variety of skin types and concerns. Explore skincare here.

Dr. Sara Creekmore brings over a decade of experience in oculoplastics and ophthalmic surgery to her practice, but a beautiful healthy eye area shouldn't be the only thing getting attention on your face! Over time, she has adapted her practice to support patients' most common aesthetic concerns: skin laxity, volume loss, skin creasing, uneven pigmentation, redness/rosacea, and acne/acne scarring. Once you have the right skincare on board, non-surgical interventions can roll back time by triggering your body's ability to regenerate and heal. In our 30's, we start losing the collagen and connective tissue matrix (CTM) that makes our skin appear youthful. Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling can stimulate, remodel, and strengthen the CTM, tighten skin, and contour the body, and is a part of most treatment plans for patients over 30.

​​​​​​​Volume loss leads to the overlying skin sagging as we age. In addition to Morpheus8, Dr. Creekmore may recommend facial fillers to target key areas of volume

      lip injections

      What is the difference between Botox and fillers?

      Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments that don’t require surgery or downtime for recovery. However, there are some significant differences between the two treatments.

      Botulinum toxin

      Botulinum toxin injections primarily treat dynamic wrinkles, which include the lines that appear around your eyes when you smile, known as crow’s feet, as well as those between your brows. These injections reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them when they contract. Botulinum toxin also has medical uses, including treating migraine headaches.

      ​​​​​​​Dr. Creekmore performs injections with leading botulinum toxin products, including well-established brands like Botox and Dysport.



      Also called dermal fillers or facial fillers, these injections contain a hydrating gel called hyaluronic acid. Fillers smooth out wrinkles by restoring lost volume beneath your skin’s surface. Fillers can enhance your appearance in many ways, including plumping your lips and rounding out sunken cheeks.

      ​​​​​​​At Tampa Bay Eye and Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Creekmore offers top-of-the-line fillers by Juvéderm and Restylane. Photo taken before and after lip filler, 1 syringe of Revanesse Versa.

      What are the anti-aging effects of Botox and fillers?

      Botox and fillers can improve upon your natural good looks in many ways, including:

      • Reducing crow's feet

      • Diminishing frown lines

      • Plumping lips

      • Smoothing nasolabial folds (marionette lines)

      • Restoring volume to sagging skin

      • Revitalizing a youthful facial contour

      Depending on your particular concerns, Dr. Creekmore may recommend fillers, Botox, or both treatments.

      Filler injection

      What should I expect from a Botox or filler procedure?

      Botox and fillers are quick, in-office treatments that don’t require downtime for recovery, so you can resume normal activities right after your appointment.

      After Dr. Creekmore cleans the treatment area, she injects a precise amount of botulinum toxin or filler into strategic areas on your skin. The fillers contain a numbing medication to reduce discomfort.

      You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, but these side effects typically fade within a few days or weeks.

      ​​​​​​​If you’re considering Botox and fillers, call Tampa Bay Eye and Facial Aesthetics, or request an appointment online today.