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Expert Sculptra® Injector Danny Vleggaar, MD Visits Our Practice

vleggaarVein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa was honored to host a private lecture and demonstration by prominent Sculptra® injector Danny Vleggaar, MD. Considered an expert in PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) for facial sculpting at Clinique Vert-Prè Geneve in Switzerland, Dr. Vleggaar has pioneered innovative techniques for reshaping facial contours with Sculptra® and travels around the world sharing his expertise. Dr. Hunt and our team were thrilled to get the opportunity to learn from and speak with Dr. Vleggaar firsthand about his groundbreaking work.

During his visit with our practitioners, Dr. Vleggaar focused on ideal anatomical placements of Sculptra® to accomplish a variety of aesthetic goals. In addition to adding volume, structure, balance, and lift to faces affected by aging, Dr. Vleggaar uses Sculptra® to augment the facial proportions of young women (approximately age 25 to 30) to give them a more symmetrical, attractive facial appearance. When properly placed and injected, results with Sculptra® are typically smooth, long-lasting, and natural-looking because the active ingredients stimulate the production of the skin’s own collagen after injection. As a result, Sculptra® is quickly emerging as one of the most versatile and effective dermal fillers on the market today.

When you come to Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa for treatment with Sculptra®, know that our team is familiar with the latest injection techniques and placement strategies to deliver optimal results. We invite you to view before-and-after photos of Sculptra® patients to see the results that are possible using this remarkable dermal filler.

Tampa Bay Specialist Introduces Non-Surgical KYBELLA™ Double Chin Treatment

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Dr. Jeffrey Hunt of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay announces the addition of KYBELLA™ to his practice, a new, non-surgical injectable treatment for double chin.

Tampa Bay, FL — Submental fat, or “double chin” as it is commonly called, results from an accumulation of fatty tissue under the jaw and chin. Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, a specialist in Tampa Bay, explains that this condition can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness for many people. Traditionally, he says, liposuction was the only cosmetic solution. However, a brand new injectable technique called KYBELLA™ is now available to help reduce excess fat in this area and improve facial contour without surgery.

KYBELLA™ is FDA-approved to reduce submental fullness (double chin) in patients aged 18 years and older. Dr. Hunt says the injectable is comprised of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in the body. KYBELLA™ works by destroying fat cells in the targeted area, he explains, which can then be removed through natural metabolic processes.

At his practice, Dr. Hunt says he and his extensively trained registered nurses, Kristen Thornley, ARNP and Jamie Johnson, ARNP, perform this treatment on individuals who are dissatisfied with their appearance due to double chin. He says that in addition to addressing this condition, benefits of KYBELLA™ typically include:

  • Relatively brief downtime
  • Minimal discomfort and side effects
  • Gradual, natural looking results
  • Long-lasting outcome

Dr. Hunt states that he is excited to introduce KYBELLA™ to patients in the wider Tampa area. He says KYBELLA™ can help a broad range of individuals who wish to improve their facial contour without undergoing invasive surgery, and he advises people interested in this procedure to seek out an experienced medical professional who is extensively trained in this technique to maximize comfort, safety, and results.

About Jeffrey Hunt, DO, RVS, RVPI

The Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, Dr. Hunt is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a Diplomate of the Osteopathic National Boards, a Diplomate of the Flex Exam, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and received additional training at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Dr. Hunt is extensively trained in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, including dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. He also specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Optimization Therapy. Dr. Hunt is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Hunt and his practice, please visit veincentertampa.com and facebook.com/veincentertampa.


Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
3001 N. Rocky Point Dr. E, Ste. 125
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 282-0223

Introducing KYBELLA™

kybella-woman-chinAt the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, we are committed to providing the most advanced treatment options available, and we are delighted to introduce KYBELLA™ as part of our comprehensive selection of non-surgical cosmetic enhancements! This minimally invasive injectable offers a revolutionary new way to address excess fatty tissue under the chin – an aesthetic concern commonly known as a “double chin.” Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, our experienced physician, and our registered nurses, Kristen Thornley, ARNP will be performing this technique at our office.

Excess fat can accumulate as a result of many factors. For instance, some individuals have a genetic predisposition to store fat beneath the chin. Other people may not have the time or opportunity to exercise and eat right due to busy schedules or other difficulties. Certain medications and illnesses can also lead to area-specific weight gain. The fact is: patients of all ages and body types can experience this concern. In the past, surgical treatment was the only cosmetic option available. Today, KYBELLA™ makes it possible to melt away submental fat (fatty tissue under the chin) with minimal discomfort, little downtime, and long-lasting results.

KYBELLA™ can be performed in the comfort of our well-equipped office. Our experienced professionals will evaluate your areas of concern and discuss your cosmetic goals before developing a customized treatment plan. A series of injections will be administered to targeted regions of your chin. Afterwards, you may return home. We recommend you take a day or two off from work to rest after the procedure, or until you feel comfortable returning. Some swelling, tenderness, numbness, and bruising in the injection sites is normal; however, these effects should fade over the next few days. Gradually, your double chin should reduce in size, and you should enjoy natural-looking results and an improved facial contour.

For more information about KYBELLA™ and how this exciting technique can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions or to helping you schedule a complimentary consultation.

“Brotox” Offers Men Enhanced Cosmetic Results, Reveals Tampa Skin Care Practice

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Kristen Thornley, ARNP of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa explains how tailoring BOTOX® Cosmetic to suit the anatomic needs and aesthetic goals of male patients can achieve improved results.

Tampa, FL—Men have unique needs and goals with regard to cosmetic enhancement procedures, states Kristen Thornley, ARNP, MSN, FNP, a registered nurse practitioner in Tampa. She explains that by customizing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, male patients can typically achieve enhanced results tailored to their more masculine features.

To optimize the benefits of BOTOX® injections for male patients, Kristen Thornley advises taking a comprehensive view of both the anatomic indicators and the cosmetic goals of the individual. Men tend to have thicker skin than women, she indicates, therefore creases often will be deeper, particularly along the forehead. Aesthetic ideals can be different too, she adds; men often request very subtle rejuvenation for two reasons: They may not want friends and coworkers to suspect they had “work done,” and maintaining some signs of aging can provide the appearance of ruggedness or character, something many individuals desire.

Kristen Thornley explains that while the desired outcome and anatomic needs may differ between men and women, the candidacy requirements usually will be the same. Typically all patients, she notes, should be over the age of 18, and they should inform the nurse injector if they are allergic to any substances. Other qualifiers may exist depending on whether BOTOX® Cosmetic or another cosmetic injectable will be used, she notes, and the nurse injector will explain what those are during the consultation.

Ultimately, Kristen Thornley encourages men considering BOTOX® Cosmetic to seek out a qualified nurse injector who is offering customized “Brotox” treatment to maximize the potential benefits and ensure the safest experience possible. Male patients deserve to have the same access to natural-looking aesthetic enhancement as women, she says, and the procedure should be personalized to suit their desired outcome.

About Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay

Led by vein specialist Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt, Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay is a multi-modality skin care practice that offers a comprehensive selection of non-surgical aesthetic treatments for the face, skin, and body. In addition to cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, the practice also offers laser skin resurfacing, bio-identical hormone therapy, skin tightening, and more. Emphasizing exceptional patient care, results, and safety, the practice seeks to provide excellence in every procedure.

For more information about Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, please visit veincentertampa.com, veintreatmenttampa.com, and facebook.com/veincentertampa.


Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
3001 N. Rocky Point Dr. E, Ste. 125
Tampa, FL 33607
(888) 434-9192

Customizing BOTOX® Cosmetic for Men

male-poolCosmetic injectables can help to reduce common signs of aging and achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance, but as a man you may have specific aesthetic goals. You probably want subtle enhancement—no one needs to know but you—that reflects your more masculine features. At Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, we offer Brotox, BOTOX® Cosmetic that is customized to suit a man’s unique desired outcome and anatomic needs. Our experienced nurse injectors, including Kristen Thornley, ARNP, have the skills necessary to help you look younger, happier, and more rested with a simple treatment lasting approximately 10 minutes.

The difference between traditional treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Brotox for men is all in the technique. Men typically have thicker skin than women, and their concerns usually will be just as singular. We can customize a treatment plan during your initial consultation to target the areas that you want addressed. BOTOX® injections can help to smooth lines across the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes to give you a more rested and youthful look that is noticeable without being obvious. Friends and colleagues may remark that you look more relaxed and happy, but they should not attribute this change to a cosmetic procedure.

The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are somewhat gradual compared to many cosmetic injectables, as they develop over the course of about three to seven days. This can help to achieve more natural-looking improvement. The results typically last approximately three to five months, depending on your unique experience, and they can be maintained with regular treatments. Little to no downtime is normal, and you should be able to return to regular activities immediately following the procedure. You may experience some redness or swelling at the injection sites, but these symptoms should fade quickly.

If you have additional questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our registered nurse injectors, please contact us today.

*Individual Results May Vary

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