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. Getting regular dosing every 3-4 months, will keep your results lasting longer.

While these injections do limit muscle movement, you don’t have to worry about looking “frozen” or unnatural. Skilled injectors like Dr. Stefanie Gatica, DNP 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.

Clinic Owner

Stefanie Gatica, DNP

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

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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). Other areas include, eyelid tightening & lifting, slimming bridge of nose, tennis elbow, tight traps, bells palsy, calf slimming, MicroToxâ, NasalToxâ, TheraToxä, tightening of nose, tightening of neck, nasal flare, twitching, bumps in nose, scar reduction and bands, plantar fasciitis and more.

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!

Dr. Stefanie Gatica, DNP is certified in MicroTox (registered) for scar reduction, tightening and lifting eyelids, face and neck. NasalTox(registered), for slimming of nose and reduction of redness, and TheraTox (TM) for slimming, pain and inflammation, including conditions like TMJ, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, back pain, muscle spasms, migraines and neck pain.


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.

5 Over 154 Reviews
Sydney is awesome. She did my Botox forehead and crows feet. Lookin good!!!
Stef Gatica is kind, caring and professional. She went out of her way to help me after being rejected by 2 other clinics. I received filler and botox and the results are amazing. Her staff is also kind and made me feel comfortable. I would refer Revive to anyone and will continue to see Stef for more procedures, she is the BEST!
Excellent service!! Dr. Gatica is very friendly and patient with me! I got the Moxi and the results are fantastic!
I’m excelente servicio!!!
This is THE place to go for all of your skincare needs. My skin has never looked better. Everyone I’ve worked with has been so friendly and knowledgeable. They really care about their clients and will give you exceptional results.

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