This is a simple, nonsurgical procedure in which low doses of a natural, purified protein (Botox Cosmetic) are injected into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. Botox relaxes these muscles, thereby smoothing out lines and creases for up to three months. Injections only take a few seconds and, although they may cause some minor discomfort, most patients compare the sensation to nothing more than a bug bite. Side effects are rare but might include slight bruising, headache, fever, temporary eyelid droop and nausea.
Although the results of Botox Cosmetic are often dramatic, it’s not magic and needs to be used carefully. Patients won’t look 20 years younger, but they will look more relaxed, natural and confident.
For more information or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Stice, call 402-758-5500.