Cosmetic Dermatology


Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands performs BOTOX Cosmetic non-surgical procedures in Omaha and Council Bluffs, which provides a quick and effective remedy for the facial lines and wrinkles that age, stress, worry, and environmental factors can produce. Facial wrinkles and lines are even common on a younger person’s face. A BOTOX® injection skin treatment smoothes frown lines on the forehead, between the eyes, and at the base of the nose. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, derived from botulinum toxin, “crow’s feet” wrinkles at the corners of the eyes fade or disappear for a more youthful and vital facial appearance.

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Botox: Before and After

What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?

Botox is an injectable agent used to temporarily diminish or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing underlying facial muscles. It is derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin that can be deadly in a pure state. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains a highly diluted form of the toxin and has been proven safe. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX® botulinum toxin treatment for alleviating lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds, eye-muscle disorders, and smoothing frown lines, and smile lines. Injections of Botox are often used in conjunction with facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift to maximize its cosmetic benefit.

Treatment Requirements

Because BOTOX® procedures involve only a few small injections during a 10-minute session, a very large number of people seeking the treatment find they are excellent candidates. While BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for patients aged 18 to 65, the best way to find out if it is right for you is to speak with a physician who offers the treatment.

Treatment Candidates

BOTOX Cosmetic has been proven safe and effective for a wide range of candidates. While there are many possible treatment areas/injection sites and medical uses for the protein that makes up BOTOX® Cosmetic, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles is far and away the most common application. Anyone who would like to smooth wrinkles through BOTOX® Cosmetic – whether they be crow’s feet around the eyes or wrinkles around the mouth – is potentially a candidate for this effective treatment. The best way to find out if receiving BOTOX® treatment is right for you is to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists in Omaha.

Side Effects of Botox

When performed by an experienced dermatologist, Botox injections are relatively safe. However, some of the most common side effects include:

  • Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Headache/Chronic migraines
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Crooked eyelid or excessive drooling
  • Eye dryness or extreme tearing

Although it is unlikely, toxins from a Botox injection may spread across your body. If any of the following side effects occur after receiving injections of botulinum toxin (Botox), contact your dermatologist right away.

  • Vision problems
  • Muscle fatigue/muscle weakness
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Problems breathing
  • Loss of bladder control

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is a botulinum toxin product that works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. The duration of Botox filler treatment results depends on various factors, including:

  • Dosage: The amount of Botox injected affects the longevity of results. Typically, treatment involves around 20 units of Botox, however, this depends on the desired result of Botox treatment.
  • Location: Botox injections in areas with thicker muscles, such as the forehead, may last longer. However, in areas such as the lips (Ex. lip flip), Botox will wear off more quickly.
  • Metabolism: How quickly the body metabolizes Botox varies from person to person.

On average, Botox results last between three to six months. However, some people may see results lasting up to eight months. After this time, the effects gradually wear off, and the muscles begin to function normally again. It is important to note that individual results may vary. Botox can have potential side effects (see above), including allergic reactions and dry eyes. Therefore, it is important to have Botox treatments performed by a qualified medical professional.

Botox in Omaha, NE

Talk with a dermatologist in Omaha, NE at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands to learn more about how Botox works and the cost of Botox filler injections.

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