Jessica is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in non-surgical full facial rejuvenation. Dedicated to helping her patients feel and look beautiful, she has helped thousands of patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Jessica completed her doctorate at the University of South Florida, where she earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree specializing in Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology. She then continued her training with one of the fastest-growing medical spa practices in the country, receiving hands-on training with one of the top National Trainers and Advisors for Allergan and Galderma. Her experience has given her an in-depth understanding of how standards of beauty can be achieved through individually tailored skin treatments. Jessica combines both her love of science and passion for the art of beauty to renew and rejuvenate her patients by providing evidence-based care. Her favorite treatments include botulinum toxin and full facial rejuvenation. She strongly believes that education never ceases and continues to learn and hone her own craft with the latest techniques, tools, and education. Born and raised in Florida, Jessica has deep ties within the Suncoast. Outside of work, you can find her spending time exploring the Florida coastline with her husband Brian and dog Einstein.
Cosmetics are seemingly offered everywhere and by everyone these days. Where should you go for your cosmetic needs? With so many choices it can be difficult to decide. At St. Petersburg Dermatology we have a very specific philosophy that revolves around 3 things when it comes to cosmetics. Let us share it with you and hopefully we’ll make your decision a little easier.
Botox is used to relax muscles that create lines that are caused by movement. The most common areas treated by Botox are the lines between the eyebrows (often called the “eleven” lines) and the lines at the outer corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”). Botox cannot erase lines that are present when the face is not moving, although sometimes Botox can soften these.
Botox is generally very safe, is FDA approved, and has been used for many years. Botox is temporary, usually lasting around 3 months. It is performed with minimal discomfort and only takes a few minutes for the actual procedure.
A variety of fillers are now on the market, and can be used in several areas of the face. They are typically temporary and can last variable lengths of time.
As we age, we lose bone and fat in the face. Bone and fat are what support the skin in the face, and when they are lost, skin begins to sag and crease. While products and procedures aimed to improve texture, color, and tone of skin can help, a comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan involves addressing this lack of support underneath the skin. Fillers help to recreate the natural, youthful structure underneath the skin.
Depending on the area of the face, one filler may be more appropriate than the next. Dr. Arrington is happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding choice of filler and whether filler is appropriate for you.
Some moles, dark spots, bumps, or skin tags can be cosmetically undesirable to a patient. Unfortunately, growths on the skin don’t always appear in areas we want them! A dermatologist has many tools to treat spots on the skin that patients may want removed.
If you are bothered by a particular spot, Dr. Arrington would be more than happy to discuss cosmetic removal with you. She can also explain whether or not a removal would be considered cosmetic by your insurance company, and what the cost to you would be.