BOTOX® & Wrinkle Relaxers
Coachlight is Iowa’s #1 Provider of Botox® Cosmetic: The Anti-Aging Injectable
Reduce wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and more! Botox® Cosmetic has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles since its FDA approval in 2002. A Botox® Cosmetic treatment at Coachlight can easily begin your anti-aging fight.
Our certified injector specialists have over 50 years of combined experience and receive ongoing advanced training from the top injectable companies in the world. Their understanding of aesthetics, industry trends, and how the product performs is why we are, year after year, Iowa’s #1 provider of Botox® Cosmetic.
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Botox in Des Moines & Ankeny
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A Popular Cosmetic Treatment to Reduce Wrinkles
More than 7 million people in 70 different countries have experienced the benefits of Botox® Cosmetic to reverse signs of aging. When injected into the skin, it relaxes small facial muscles, which works to reduce facial wrinkles for several months.
Although Botox® Cosmetic is popular for women, men are looking at neurotoxins in a whole new way. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 3.6 million botulinum toxin procedures like Botox® Cosmetic were performed in the United States last year and of those, 11.5% were men.
What Is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults.
A Botox treatment targets the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting as we age. These muscle contractions are the underlying causes of the frown lines and crow’s feet people often want to overcome. These dynamic wrinkles can give the appearance of being constantly tired, distressed or even angry. When Botox is injected into these facial muscles it relaxes them, allowing the skin that covers these muscles to take on a softer and smoother appearance.
What Areas Can Botox Treat?
Botox is safe to use in areas across the face, including regions that are considered delicate or sensitive. It can be safely used around the eyes, the brow, the forehead, the chin, and the neck. It can be used to treat a wide variety of common wrinkles, such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Vertical brow wrinkles
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Chin wrinkles
- Vertical neck bands
Botox is also often used for jaw/jawline contouring, and for medical purposes like the treatment of migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpits and other regions).
For cheek gauntness, undereye hollows, lip augmentation, and harsh wrinkles around the mouth, Botox is not an ideal solution. Our dermal fillers are a more effective option for these issues.
During your initial consultation with a member of our injectable specialist team, your provider will ask you about the specific wrinkles you are trying to address using Botox injections. This will help to determine the number of units needed to provide the best possible results from your treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH YOUR BOTOX TREATMENT:
- A treatment time of about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Near painless with absolutely zero downtime.
- Natural, visible results within two weeks.
- Results that last an average of 3 months.
Your Botox® Cosmetic Treatment
At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and Coachlight Clinic, our injectable team has completed tens of thousands of injections over their many years of experience. They have helped our practice become part of Allergan’s Elite Black Diamond Partner Program to which we have entered the top 100 aesthetic practices in the United States to administer Allergan products (Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, and Latissse®).
During your appointment, you may be asked about your skin care regimen and we will examine the areas of your face you wish to have treated. From this examination, we will choose specific areas for Botox® injection.
Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed around the chosen points of injection. The areas of the face being treated with Botox will be marked to identify precisely where the injections will go. The total time for your treatment will usually not exceed 15-30 minutes.
Using a special technique, we will use a syringe to inject the Botox® Cosmetic solution into the muscle. While a topical anesthetic may be available, it is usually not necessary.
Once injected into a specific muscle, Botox® Cosmetic works to temporarily treat frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck by blocking the chemical signal from the nerve to the muscle that causes wrinkles. This decreases the contraction of the muscle, which causes the overlying fine line or wrinkles to smooth out, giving your skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
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What to Expect After Your Treatment
Because of the ease and simplicity of Botox injections, there is no recovery period required. However, some patients may prefer to take an hour or two after their treatment to lie down and relax. There may be some redness around the injection sites.
It will take some time to see the results of your Botox treatment. After around five days, you should notice some improvement, and these results will continue to improve over the coming days. Botox results typically last for three months before guests need another treatment, and most guests receive treatments three times a year.
Will Botox Make Me Look Frozen?
A common question we hear from naive/new people to Botox is if the treatment will make them look “frozen”. At Coachlight our goal is to educate our guests about how when Botox is dosed correctly, they receive a result of reduced fine lines & wrinkles, not no movement.
Your Botox dose is adjusted appropriately over the course of time based on your appearance and need to help prevent harsh lines and wrinkles from forming.
How Often Should I Get Botox?
For best treatment outcome and longevity, we recommend guests receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment three times a year. Known as The Look of 3 – guests typically get a treatment in the three main areas that include frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and forehead lines in adults and get the FDA recommended dose of 64 Units for treating these three areas.
Actual unit dosage will vary guest to guest and be based on the provider recommendation, however a guest can expect to need approximately 50+ units to treat all three main areas.
What Is The Look Of 3?
Recommended Post-Procedure Products
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Botox Cosmetic Cost
The price of Botox Cosmetic treatments will depend on your choice of a med spa. Additionally, the cost of the treatment will be impacted by the number of units required to achieve your beauty goals.
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Learn More About Botox® Cosmetic in Des Moines & Ankeny
The staff at Coachlight Clinic & Spa at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ have many years of experience performing Botox® Cosmetic and filler injections with their combined 50+ years of experience. Please email or call us at (515) 221-9999 to schedule your appointment for Botox® Cosmetic or schedule at either our West Des Moines or Ankeny locations conveniently online.
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