Frequently asked questions

You've got questions, we've got answered! Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. FDA-approved prescription to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. This is done by relaxing those muscles that create those wrinkles.

What is Xeomin?

It is a prescribed medication use to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

How long does it last?

Botox: usually lasts up to 3-4 months

Xeomin: usually lasts up to 3-4 months

When will I see results?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours after your procedure, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.

Will I look unnatural?

Here at SOWA Medspa we like to practice conservatively, especially for our new clients who have never tried botox or dermal fillers. During your consultation, our staff will create a cosmetic care plan with you, allowing for you to achieve your best results.

What is the recovery period?

Treatment requires minimal downtown. We advise our clients to avoid exercise after 24hrs, avoid laying down after 4hrs, and no hats.

Who is eligible for a VI Peel?

Patients who have the following should not be treated with a VI Peel: Active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Patients with a history of allergies (especially allergies to salicylates like aspirin), rashes, or other skin reactions, or those who may be sensitive to any of the components in this treatment. Patients who have taken Accutane:registered: within the past year. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating). Patients who have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy.