At Omaha Face, we specialize in cosmetic facial procedures. Dr. John Harbison is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. In our private, boutique practice, you will receive treatment individually tailored for you. Our injectors are certified and will create a smoothing effect that appears entirely natural.

BOTOX is a brand name for botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator injected in small amounts to minimize age-related wrinkles and lines. BOTOX can create a smoothing effect by decreasing the activity of targeted muscle strands so the overlying skin appears more youthful and attractive.

BOTOX can resolve:

  • Frown lines between the eyes
  • Forehead creases
  • Crow's feet
  • Lip lines
  • Chin dimples (peau d’orange)
  • Neck banding
  • Overdeveloped masseter muscles

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

  • Safe, non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Helps smooth wrinkles, lines, creases and folds
  • Short treatment time
  • No discomfort or downtime
  • Rolls back the clock on aging
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Natural-looking outcome

Who makes a good candidate for BOTOX? 

If you are tired of looking older than you feel, BOTOX might be an excellent option for revitalizing your appearance and your confidence. Ideal candidates for BOTOX injections are mentally and physically healthy adults who are at least 18 years old. They should not be pregnant or nursing, and they should have no history of neuromuscular disorders such as MS. Our team will perform a detailed consultation and review your candidacy at that time.

What happens after my BOTOX session?

There is no recovery time with BOTOX injections. You are free to return to your normal activities in a few hours. You may experience minor tingling, numbness, swelling, or bruising around the injection sites. These side effects should only last a few hours. 

You should not do certain things for a day or two after botulinum toxin injections to prevent problems and to help ensure the best results. Things to avoid include:

  • Rubbing, scratching, or massaging injected areas: This could cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other parts of your face. Avoid touching the treated areas entirely to prevent irritation that could contribute to swelling, bruising, and other side effects.
  • Vigorous exercise: Avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after BOTOX injections, as it could increase swelling or cause toxin migration.
  • Lying down or bending over: Keep your upper body upright for several hours after treatment to help prevent swelling and migration. Wait until bedtime to lie down if you can.
  • Smoking: Do not smoke for at least 24 to 48 hours after BOTOX injections.
  • Taking NSAIDs: Do not take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) for a few days after your injections. This includes Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. This type of drug can thin the blood and cause bruising at the injection sites. 

How much does BOTOX cost?

Pricing for BOTOX will vary from client to client, depending on the number of areas treated and the total number of injections. One vial of BOTOX typically costs about $12 and patients may need around 25 vials per area addressed. We will present you with a detailed and personalized quote at the time of your private consultation.

Why choose Dr. Harbison?

At our practice, we pride ourselves on unparalleled experience and expertise. In addition to significant personal experience, Dr. Harbison has served as an educator on a national level to instruct physicians and nurse injectors on best injecting practices. Your face will be in the hands of a true expert.

Dr. John Harbison obtained his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, subsequently completing a demanding residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was then offered among the world’s most elite fellowships in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California Irvine. 

FAQ

Do BOTOX injections hurt?

This treatment is done in our private boutique center and takes only 30 minutes or less. No anesthetic is needed. There is virtually no downtime and very few restrictions. The smoothing effect is noticeable in less than a week. It will take two to three days for the toxin to take effect and several more for the associated wrinkles to fade. You can expect results to last for approximately three months on average, although duration varies, depending on your unique metabolism and genetics.

Is BOTOX safe?

As with all medical procedures, there are associated complications. For this reason, it is important to see an experienced, qualified injector to help achieve your best results without running into problems. Complications can include ptosis (droopy upper eyelids), asymmetries, peaked and unnatural eyebrows, difficulty swallowing, and double vision, among others.

BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin – Are they different?

There are several different botulinum toxins available in the USA. Their mechanism of action and results (when used correctly) are comparable. They differ in their molecular makeup, potency, and effective dose needed to treat any given area. Some patients report better responses to different products. The most important factor is that your physician is comfortable with the injected product and achieves the look you want – never an unnatural, frozen look.

Can I repeat my BOTOX treatment?

Yes, it is safe to repeat your BOTOX injections every 12-16 weeks. Once the effects have worn off, BOTOX does not linger in your system.

Can I wear makeup after a BOTOX session?

It is wise to wait about one hour before applying makeup. Mineral-based cosmetics, however, can be applied right away. Ideally, you will refrain from putting pressure on your skin so as not to disturb the distribution of BOTOX molecules.

Can I receive a facial after BOTOX injections?

Since any rubbing or touching the face after BOTOX injections is not recommended, it is best to wait at least 24 hours before undergoing a facial. This will ensure that the BOTOX is properly dispersed and absorbed.

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