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Epitome Medical Aesthetic

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Aesthetic and Wellness Specialists located in Virginia Beach, VA

When it comes to anti-aging techniques, Botox® is arguably the leader for getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles on the upper half of your face. At Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC, Norman Gonzales, MD, offers Botox injections to his clients in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which he makes available in same-day appointments. If you want your skin to be more in line with your youthful spirit, call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Every time you laugh, smile, squint, or frown, you activate muscles that create creases in your skin. Over time, your skin’s ability to bounce back diminishes because of a natural loss of collagen that comes with aging, as well as the breakdown of your skin cells due to years of exposure. The end result is that you’re left with well-worn paths that are evident even when you aren’t making a facial expression.

Botox is a neuromodulator that contains a botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for your wrinkles. Dr. Gonzales administers the FDA-approved injection himself to ensure the best possible results.

What areas can be treated with a neuromodulator?

Botox is effective against moderate to severe:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines between your brows
  • Forehead lines


In addition to Botox, Dr. Gonzales also offers Xeomin®, which works much the same way Botox does and addresses the wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and forehead.

Are neuromodulators safe?

Both Botox and Xeomin are considered to be safe. In fact, in the field of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, botulinum toxin treatments reign supreme, with over 1.5 million treatments performed in 2017 alone.

At Epitome Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Gonzales further ensures your safety by administering the injections himself. In this way, he can check for any reactions and make sure that your goals are met, giving you something to really smile about, without the wrinkles, of course!

When will I see results?

Your results from your Botox or Xeomin injections are visible within one week of your visit to Epitome Medical Aesthetic with full results around two weeks. You may experience slight bruising or redness around the injection site, but these issues usually resolve themselves quickly.

How long do results last?

Neuromodulators like Botox and Xeomin typically last up to four months, though results may vary. When your wrinkles begin to reappear, you simply schedule another visit with Dr. Gonzales for another treatment, which he can often accommodate on the same day.

If you want to turn back the years by erasing the lines that are prematurely aging you, call Epitome Medical Aesthetics, or fill out the form online to request a consultation.

*Individual results may vary