Ready to leave lines behind and give your face a fresh start? Smooth skin is just a few injections away with BOTOX and Dysport at our Ankeny dermatology clinic and spa near Des Moines, IA. In the hands of Revive’s highly trained injectors, these products can rejuvenate your look without surgery or downtime. Whether you’re looking to treat existing lines or prevent future wrinkles, BOTOX and Dysport are your secret weapons for youthful-looking skin.

If you’re considering treatment, this page is for you! Here you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked BOTOX questions we hear at Revive.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX and Dysport are injectables called neuromodulators or neurotoxins. They work by interrupting the signals from your brain telling specific muscles to contract. Less muscle movement means fewer “dynamic wrinkles”—the lines that form when you squint, frown, raise your eyebrows, and more.

While these injections do limit muscle movement, you don’t have to worry about looking “frozen” or unnatural. Skilled injectors like Dr. Stefanie Gatica and Revive’s team of highly trained providers know exactly where to place BOTOX and how much of it to inject to give you gorgeous results without overdoing it. Revive is in the top 1% of BOTOX providers nationwide, so you can trust you’re in exceptional hands.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica
& Nikki Roetman

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As board-certified family nurse practitioners, Dr. Gatica and Nikki work alongside our experienced staff, several of whom are bilingual, to offer personalized care in a supportive and luxurious environment.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

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Nikki Roetman

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What Does BOTOX Treat?

BOTOX is fantastic for treating wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movements, such as:

  • Frown lines, or vertical “11s” between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead furrows
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Bunny lines on the nose

BOTOX also treats gummy smiles and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). When injected into the masseter muscle in the jaw, it can also slim the jawline and reduce symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

Some wrinkles are better treated with injectable dermal fillers, which add volume to specific areas. Our clients often combine these treatments to complete their rejuvenated look.

How much botox will I need?

BOTOX treatment areas
  1. Forehead Lines 10-30 Units
  2. Eyebrow Lift 2-5 Units
  3. Frown or Glabellar Lines 10-25 Units
  4. Crow’s Feet (Per Side) 2-5 Units
  5. Bunny or Nasalis_Lines 5-10 Units
  6. Smile Lift (Corners of the mouth) 3-6 Units
  7. Dimpled Chin 2-6 Units
BOTOX treatment areas

What Is It Like To Get BOTOX?

BOTOX appointments typically take less than 20 minutes. We’ll start by bringing you back to a treatment room and having a thorough discussion about your current concerns and what you’re looking for. Your injector will work with you to create your own fully customized treatment plan.

After cleansing the treatment area, your injector will use a tiny needle to inject BOTOX directly into the targeted muscles. Most people say these injections just feel like a few quick pinches. After that, you’re on your way!

What Is BOTOX Recovery Like?

One of the biggest benefits of BOTOX is that it requires little to no recovery time. You may have a little redness around your injection sites for the next few hours, but this should subside on its own.

It’s best to hold off lying down, massaging the area, working out intensely, or doing activities that may increase blood flow to your head for the next several hours. This gives the product time to settle and prevents it from spreading to any other areas.

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How Long Do BOTOX Results Last?

Your results will take a few days to appear and will last up to 4 months before naturally wearing off.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

At our dermatology clinic and med spa in Ankeny, BOTOX is priced per unit. Your total cost will depend on the number of units injected. We will go over your costs with you during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect in terms of pricing. 

Where Do I Start?

If you would like to smooth away wrinkles with BOTOX or Dysport at Revive, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to get started. We look forward to seeing you!


Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa, area, trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

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So welcoming and such a truly wonderful experience. Thank you!

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you so much for your kind review! We can't wait to see you again!

My fiancé and I are new to the Ankeny Iowa area and I needed to see a dermatologist. First and foremost, it is a fantastic environment. Not cluttered, clean, professional and polite. I saw Nikki Roetman the first visit. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very well versed outside of normal dermatology. The second visit I was blessed with the help of Dr Stef Gatica, she was very fun to work with. We were able to joke and have a good laugh. With the help of Aubrey I have had nothing but pleasant professional visits. Highly recommended to go hear and get taken care of the right way

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you very much! It was a pleasure meeting both of you!

I saw Nikki at the clinic and she was so thorough and sweet! She makes you feel comfortable and goes over everything with you in detail. Highly recommend!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Hi, Megan. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

I’m an NP that recently did a Botox training with Dr. Stef. She is very knowledgeable and skilled-an excellent resource for all things skin! I learned so much. I appreciated the 1:1 training. The day was fast paced which allowed for several opportunities for me to inject but also personalized enough for me to gain the skills to inject independently. I highly recommend.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Katie! I had a lot of fun with you and you did a great job! Can't wait to watch you grow in your skills!

Thank you Dr Stef for coming to our office to share your wealth of knowledge and skills. Your years of experience and technique methods that you offered during our training was amazing.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Melanie! It was so nice to meet all of you!

I had such a great day training with Stephanie on jawline and chin filler. It was my first time using cannula’s as well and she did an amazing job teaching and training. What a fun Friday

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Lizzie! You have been a lot of fun to work with! - Dr. Stef

A friend with glowing skin recommended me to Revive to see skincare specialist Stephenie Ganske. I went in for my consultation, and began my skincare prescription. Within days my skin was already beginning to glow! Friends and family were commenting on my skin, asking me if I had on makeup ( I did not) what I was using! I coined the term "GanskeGlow" to describe my results. Stephenie is a guru, and I can not thank her enough for my renewed skin and of course that "GanskeGlow" 😉

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Vivette, thank you for your kind words! We love the term "GanskeGlow" that you came up with! Can't wait to see you soon!

I had a great experience at Revive! Dr Stef is very thorough and so easy to talk to about your skin health concerns. I am a permanent clinical Dermatology patient for sure!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Kristen for your kind words. We are happy you had a great experience.

I highly recommend Revive! Clean facility with a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful staff! I saw Nikki and she is Amazing!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Shara, thank you so much for the recommendation. We strive to make your experience top notch each and every time you visit. We appreciate your feedback.

Great staff, beautiful clinic atmosphere and amazing provider, Dr. Stef!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Hi, Tami. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

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