Botox Specialist

The Loft Medspa

MedSpa located in Gilbert, AZ

Diminishing the appearance of your lines and wrinkles is easy with Botox, which is why it’s one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. Ruth Cover at The Loft MedSpa is an aesthetic expert and offers both BOTOXⓇ Cosmetic and Dysport® to reduce the signs of aging and restore your youthful look. To schedule a Botox consultation, call the Gilbert, Arizona, office or request an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injection made from purified botulinum toxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Ruth offers two brands of Botox: BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.

BOTOX Cosmetic is FDA-approved to temporarily lessen the appearance of your moderate-to-severe crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. It was the first Botox injection approved by the FDA for aesthetic purposes.

Dysport is used to treat moderate-to-severe frown lines for adults 65 years and younger.

Both brands of Botox are effective at improving your look, and Ruth determines the type of Botox for you based on your aesthetic goals.

How does Botox work?

Botox reduces the appearance of your lines and wrinkles by stopping the movement of the muscles underneath the skin.

Repeated facial expressions cause your skin to fold, creating the creases and lines that turn into wrinkles. By stopping the movement of the muscles just under your skin, Ruth can prevent the folding and the formation of the lines.

What can I expect during Botox injections?

Ruth conducts your Botox injections at the office. Because she’s an expert injector, she can have you in and out in a few minutes. The number of injections you need depends on the types of wrinkles you’re having treated, but these are typical numbers:

  • Crow’s feet: three injections on each side
  • Forehead lines: five injections total
  • Frown lines: three injections total

Because the needles used for Botox injections are so small, the discomfort is minimal, and you shouldn’t experience anything more than a pinch-like sensation during your injections.

There’s no downtime after your Botox, so you can go right back to your usual activities afterward. However, Ruth may suggest you hold off on hitting the gym or running for at least two hours.

How long do the results from Botox last?

Both BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injections can keep you looking young and refreshed for up to four months.

Ruth suggests you return to The Loft MedSpa once you notice the effects wearing off so she can provide repeat injections.

Regular Botox injections causes the muscles under your skin to thin out, which may help improve the longevity of your treatments.

For a simple solution to your lines and creases, consider Botox. Call The Loft MedSpa today or request an appointment online.