What is Botox?
Botox is a time-tested FDA cleared product for the treatment of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles around eyes and face. This temporary treatment improves the appearance of wrinkles lasting up to 4 months.* Treatments are quick, with minimal downtime. The result – predictable, subtle results that begin to appear in 24-48 hours, with full effect 10-14 days following your treatment.*
Whenever you make facial expressions, lines and creases develop on your skin. As time passes and your facial muscles repeatedly contract, these temporary creases become permanently etched onto your face. At this point, your facial muscles have become overworked and have tensed up. With the right amount of Botox placed in the proper muscles, you will still have natural movement while maintaining a youthful look!
How does Botox work?
Small amounts of Botox can block nerve impulses to the muscles, allowing your facial muscles to rest fully. As a neuromodulator, Botox Cosmetic works by blocking the communication between the brain and the injected muscles. Without this interaction, muscles lay dormant and, therefore, do not make an active expression. This paralysis is not permanent however. After a couple of months, the blockage slowly begins to fade so that the muscles regain their activity.
What can I expect during treatments?
During your initial consultation, we will analyze your muscle movement and strength. This analysis will help us to determine the amount and location of Botox Cosmetic injections. During treatment, a series of small shots are injected into the targeted muscles. A precise amount of product is carefully placed into each site for maximum, lasting results.
The entire procedure takes 10-15 minutes, and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
When should I expect to see results?
You will begin to feel the effects a few days after the treatment. The longevity of Botox depends on three things:
- Your metabolism
- Your muscle strength
- How active those muscles are
Some people will metabolize the product very quickly and will, therefore, need injections more often. Similarly, the stronger your muscles are, the more product you will need. Muscles we frequently use, such as the ones around the mouth and eyes, will need to be injected more often because they are more active.
Typically, results last a few months.* Because Botox Cosmetic is temporary, it is best to come in every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results. Do not wait until it completely wears off because there is a synergistic effect.
Before and after photos
Request Botox treatments in Iowa City/Coralville
If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic treatments for your facial wrinkles, schedule a consultation at Radiance Medical Spa. Our medical spa staff will create a custom treatment plan to help you stay ahead of the aging process. Request your consultation online or give us a call at (319) 383-1863 today.