Cosmetic Solutions Laser and Skin Care Center

Medical Aesthetics Center & Laser Center located in Cedar Rapids, IA

If you’re concerned about wrinkles and fine lines and feel like you’re looking older than you are, consider Botox® injections. The medically trained and licensed aesthetic team at Cosmetic Solutions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offer Botox to reduce the sign of aging as well as hyperhidrosis — excessive sweating. Call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if Botox is right for you.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable serum derived from the botulinum toxin that has been approved for cosmetic purposes since 2002. Botox reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the small muscles under your skin.*

Wrinkles develop as your skin loses elasticity and the ability to spring back to smoothness after you smile, frown, or squint. Over time, your skin gets stuck in the furrows created when you make a facial expression. While Botox relaxes the muscles under your skin, your skin also relaxes, softening your wrinkles until they’re unnoticeable.

How does Botox treat excessive sweating?

OnabotulinumtoxinA, the main component of Botox, includes a protein that blocks or interrupts the neurotransmitter chemical that triggers your sweat glands. When you have Botox injections in small areas like your underarms, hands, feet, or your face, you may experience an 82-87% decrease in sweat.

What should I expect during Botox treatments?

The team at Cosmetic Solutions is fully trained and licensed to provide Botox injections, so you can trust that you are in expert hands while you have your treatment.

During your initial consultation, your provider talks to you about your skin concerns and studies your face to identify the best locations for your injections. In most cases, you can have your first treatment on the same day as your consultation.

Botox injections are delivered with a very small needle and aren’t painful, but if you have sensitive skin or a fear of needles, you can request a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort.

Your provider cleans your skin and marks the planned injection sites on your skin and then makes the injections. She cleans away any remaining marks after your injections are complete.

You don’t need to take any time out to recover after your Botox session, although you should avoid strenuous activity or exercise for the rest of the day.

Eventually, the effects of Botox wear off, and you’ll need regular Botox appointments to maintain the smooth appearance of your skin. The longer you have Botox injections, the longer the effects last as your subdermal muscles and skin are trained to relax.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

Botox is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who is concerned about signs of aging. You may want to have Botox to prevent wrinkles when you’re younger, or you can have Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles later.

Call or make an appointment online today to find out if Botox is right for you.

*Individual results may vary.