BOTOX® Cosmetic Des Moines
Wrinkles and fine lines are the telltale signs of aging. They can make you look tired and older than you actually are, and they are practically impossible to avoid, since they form as a natural result of the way aging affects your body.
At Coachlight Clinic & Spa, we can smooth away your wrinkles and fine lines using Botox. Botox treatments are easy to perform, take very little time to complete, produce little to no discomfort, and provide results that look incredibly natural.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable product that contains a substance known as botulinum toxin. This substance can cause the temporary paralysis of muscles when injected into them.
The fine lines and wrinkles that form on our faces are caused by strained facial muscles that have become stiff due to repeated use over the years. When Botox is injected into these facial muscles, it paralyzes them and allows them to relax. This allows the skin that covers these muscles to take on a softer and smoother appearance.
What Issues 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
During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robbins, he will ask you about the specific wrinkles you are trying to address using Botox injections. This will help to determine the amount of units needed to provide the best possible results from your treatment.
The Botox Injection Process
Botox injections are easy to perform when done by a skilled professional. The treatment process typically takes between 20 to 30 minutes depending on the areas being treated. While Botox injections are relatively painless, we understand that some patients may be more sensitive than others; for these patients, we can apply a topical anesthetic for numbing prior to the injections.
The areas of the face being treated with Botox will be marked to identify precisely where the injections will go. After this, the injections are administered to the marked regions.
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 to four months.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have noticeable wrinkles and would like to rejuvenate the youthful appearance of your face using Botox, contact Coachlight Clinic & Spa to schedule a consultation for your Botox injections with Dr. Robbins. He can restore the smooth and beautiful look of your skin and help you look as young as you feel.