Botox Boutique Opens in Tampa Mall

42-15866028Shoppers heading to the International Plaza in Tampa for their retail fix may soon be able to enjoy a quick Botox treatment between shopping rounds, thanks to the opening of the Venus Mini Med Spa.

This small boutique is designed to ‘do for Botox what LensCrafters did for glasses’, according to Bill Clarke, owner of the Venus Mini Med Spa boutiques. The med-spa will be tucked inside the mall for anyone who wants to get Botox injections without the hassle of booking a consultation, or even making an appointment.

Venus Mini Med Spa will be accepting walk-ins throughout the day, and offering free consultations for patients who simply want to learn more about their options for wrinkle removal. According to Bill Clarke, the Botox treatment takes only about 10 minutes, while other fillers will take about 20 minutes. The med spa in Tampa will be offering Botox injections for $200 per treatment, along with competitively priced dermal fillers.

One of the Venus Mini Med Spa locations has already opened in the Westfield Southgate Mall in Sarasota, and the owner reports that this particular location attracts an average of 18 clients per day. (Source: Tampa Bay Online) In addition to Botox and fillers, this location also offers Latisse eyelash enhancers, a topical treatment designed to speed up eyelash growth and create the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes.

The recession has encouraged many consumers to forego pricey wrinkle-fighting procedures such as facelifts, laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening treatments in favor of quick and affordable treatments such as Botox and dermal filler injections. Boutique med spas and even day spas that are rolling out Botox and Latisse at affordable prices give budget-conscious consumers a chance to enjoy immediate results without the hefty pricetag.

The Venus Mini Med Spa is scheduled to open by the beginning of October 2009.

Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?

  • With only about a month of summer left, you may be considering going under the knife to maintain that bikini body or be in better shape for next season.  While demand for plastic surgery runs high during the winter months so that patients have time to heal before summer, there is still a significant demand for certain procedures over the warm weather months. According to the results of a recent report by, patients are still flocking to the plastic surgeon’s office to look “red-carpet ready” or undergo a mini-makeover.