Answering the 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®

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Have questions about BOTOX? We have answers! When it comes to getting rid of wrinkles, few treatments are as popular as BOTOX at our Des Moines-area clinic in Ankeny, IA. This tried-and-true injectable has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, with more people trying it for the first time every day.

If you’re one of those first-timers who has questions about how the treatment works and what to expect, read on to get all the answers.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX works by interrupting signals from your brain telling specific muscles to contract. This minimizes the wrinkles in your skin that appear whenever you frown, squint, raise your eyebrows, crinkle your nose, and more.

To see examples of the types of results BOTOX creates, take a look at our before-and-after gallery.

Will BOTOX Make Me Look Frozen?

In the hands of a trained and skilled injector, BOTOX will never make you look frozen. Selecting the right dose and preserving plenty of movement in the surrounding muscles will allow you to express yourself the way you did before—just with fewer resulting lines and wrinkles.

Will My Wrinkles Come Back Worse When I Stop Using BOTOX?

It’s a common misconception that you’ll develop even worse wrinkles or age even more quickly if you ever stop using BOTOX. However, the opposite is true! Studies show us that BOTOX actually slows or delays the aging process.

One study looked at a pair of twins, one of whom had never used BOTOX and one who had used it regularly for 13 years. The twin who regularly used BOTOX showed fewer lines and wrinkles later in life, even after she had stopped having treatments.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

BOTOX is typically priced per unit, so the cost varies depending on the number of units injected. When you join our VIP program, you can get BOTOX for our best price of $11.75 per unit.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX and Fillers?

While many people know BOTOX and dermal fillers are both injectable anti-aging treatments, not everyone knows the difference between the two. Rather than relaxing muscles the way BOTOX does, fillers add volume just below the skin to fill in lines and refine your contours.

If you aren’t sure whether BOTOX or fillers (or both!) is right for you, find out by taking our quiz.

Is BOTOX Safe?

BOTOX is FDA approved and has a long track record of safety. The most common side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

BOTOX results last about 3 to 4 months before the product naturally wears off. Touch-ups every season or so will keep your skin looking smooth and youthful year-round.

If you have more BOTOX questions that weren’t answered here, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to meet with one of our Ankeny BOTOX injectors. We look forward to hearing from you!

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