Thinking About Getting Botox® Cosmetic Injections In Des Moines?
At our medical spa in West Des Moines, BOTOX Cosmetic injections are an excellent treatment option that help patients look and feel refreshed. BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed worldwide because, in the right hands, it reduces wrinkles without looking like you’ve had “work” done. The Spa at West Glen’s medical director, Dr. Heidi Koch, personally performs BOTOX injections and oversees an experienced professional staff, ensuring a positive experience each time you return for treatments.
Learn whether BOTOX injections are right for you by requesting a consultation using our online form or calling The Spa at West Glen at (515) 225-2642 to schedule an appointment.
BOTOX Before & After Photos
BOTOX injections reduce forehead wrinkles, “worry lines” between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes.
Photos courtesy of Allergan.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
BOTOX is an effective treatment for many of the women and men who come to our spa. If you’re concerned about looking worried or tired or appearing older than you are, BOTOX injections can soften the lines and wrinkles that are to blame. We use BOTOX to treat:
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Horizontal forehead creases
Vertical lines between the eyebrows (sometimes called frown lines or “the 11s”)
During your consultation with Dr. Koch and our team, we can examine your wrinkles and determine whether BOTOX can benefit you. We may also recommend another facial service such as a filler treatment or skin rejuvenation. Combining BOTOX with fillers and treatments such as one of our signature facials can provide comprehensive results that address all your goals.
How Does BOTOX Work?
The active ingredient in BOTOX relaxes the facial muscles used whenever you smile, squint, frown, or make other expressions. Those constant muscle contractions create “dynamic wrinkles” such as crow’s feet and worry lines, which can linger even when you relax your face. BOTOX blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract, effectively softening the wrinkles. This is different than injectable fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, which fill in facial wrinkles by actually adding volume.
By choosing a skilled injector such as Dr. Koch, you will look naturally refreshed and not have the “frozen” appearance that patients are sometimes worried about. She uses her vast experience and advanced anatomical training to precisely target only the areas of concern, fading wrinkles while leaving the rest of your face expressive and refreshed.
What to Expect During BOTOX Treatments
Dr. Koch performs all BOTOX injections at our practice. When you come in for your initial treatment, Dr. Koch discusses your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate. She also asks about your aesthetic goals and explains the treatment itself.
She then completes the injections quickly with precision, and most patients experience very little discomfort during the procedure. Each injection lasts just a few seconds, and your entire appointment is usually only about a half-hour. There is no downtime following the injections, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after you leave the spa.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients begin seeing changes a few days after the injections. During the first week after your injections, BOTOX is beginning to work by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles. The final results occur within 2 weeks of your treatment and will last for 3 to 4 months. You may return for touch-up treatments whenever you see your results beginning to fade.