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Aging skin naturally starts to show wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the delicate skin around the eyes. Crow’s feet and frown lines begin to appear, typically in the late 20s and early 30s. We provide some of the best BOTOX Santa Barbara has to offer, which is definitely one of the most popular treatments to smooth crow’s feet effectively and frown lines and keep your face looking younger and fresher for far longer.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is the most widely studied, thoroughly tested, and most popular cosmetic injectable in the world. As a neuromodulator, BOTOX effectively treats or prevents a wide variety of common cosmetic and health concerns, including jaw pain, neck spasms, migraine headaches, excessive sweating, gummy smiles, and lazy eyes.

The most common use of BOTOX in Santa Barbara is the treatment and prevention of what is known as dynamic wrinkles, wrinkles that occur due to muscle movements that cause the skin to move repeatedly over time in a certain direction. For example, when we laugh, frown, talk, or otherwise express our emotions, our facial skin moves naturally to convey those feelings. BOTOX reduces or entirely prevents these unwanted dynamic wrinkles from occurring without leaving you looking frozen or expressionless by preventing some of the nerve signal relays that typically occur.

What to Expect During BOTOX Injections

Dr. Morrissette is known for his compassionate patient care and mastery of the art of cosmetic treatments to treat facial wrinkles and creases. A BOTOX treatment requires little time and is an important part of a comprehensive beauty routine. The treatment itself involves treating the area as cleansed, numbing cream applied, and BOTOX injections administered.

The treatment is injected into the underlying muscle to smooth lines and wrinkles. Most areas require multiple tiny injections to precisely target the exact muscles that produce the smoothing effect. The injections are relatively painless, and most patients find getting these injections regularly is easy to experience, and they visit our clinic regularly to maintain a younger look.

One of the benefits of BOTOX is that treatments are simple and fast procedures. Our BOTOX in Santa Barbara usually takes under an hour to perform and doesn’t typically lead to any adverse side effects. Most patients go back to work or other activities after treatment is completed.

Common Uses for BOTOX in Santa Barbara

Dr. Morrissette uses his BOTOX injections to treat various cosmetic issues, including:

  • Smoothing wrinkles crow’s feet
  • Smoothing frown lines between brows
  • Smoothing forehead creases
  • Balancing asymmetrical facial features
  • Relaxing tight vertical bands in the neck
  • Reducing excessive perspiration

Dr. Morrissette will be happy to discuss his BOTOX treatments with you and evaluate the quality of your skin to advise you of the many modern treatments available, including BOTOX injections, that can help you maintain a younger, fresher, rejuvenated facial appearance.

Aftercare & Expected Results

A few hours after the procedure, you should make facial expressions to help the BOTOX enter the muscles treated and avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area. It would be best to avoid strenuous exercise and long periods of bending over whether exercising or other activity.

Most Santa Barbara patients will see the treatment results as quickly as a few days after the BOTOX injections, but it may require seven to ten days to enjoy the full effect. You will enjoy reducing the appearance of wrinkles in the treated zone, with smoothed wrinkles and creases and a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Results typically last for a few months before the BOTOX breaks down, and maintenance injections are needed to maintain the smooth, younger-looking skin. Patients usually return for regular treatments about two to four times per year.

Best Candidates for BOTOX in Santa Barbara

Men and women both benefit from BOTOX treatments. The versatile formula is also proven safe on all skin types and textures. The smoothing effect can provide a temporary reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and the treatments, when correctly administered, leave you looking younger and more vital, rather than having an unpleasant “worked on” look.

Santa Barbara patients are typically seeking non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and understand that BOTOX results are temporary. Virtually anyone over the age of 18 who is frustrated with the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines can enjoy the cosmetic benefits of BOTOX treatments.

Dr. Morrissette is the best! I've been going to him for Botox for the last couple of years and I am so thankful for the magic he has worked on my face. People stop me ALL THE TIME and ask how old I am because they can't believe I'm old enough to have kids that are their age or be the owner of my business. When I tell them it's Botox they can't believe it, they think it looks so natural. He is a perfectionist and it shows!

Last visit I also had him do lip injections. It was so easy and I'm obsessed with the results! I can't believe how natural they look while still adding a new fullness. I LOVE IT! He used Juvederm and it was painless and fast.

I love the staff and the office is gorgeous! Bright and lovely inside! His surgical team is sweet, funny and well informed. They always answer all of my questions and know how to make me feel relaxed and at ease.

How it Works – The Science Behind BOTOX

BOTOX was first used as a treatment for muscle spasms. Small amounts of the product were injected into the eye area, face, neck, and hands to reduce muscle spasms and cramps. The cosmetic benefits became apparent when these injections produced smoother skin near the injection site, and the FDA soon approved the product to treat crow’s feet and frown lines.

BOTOX was so effective at treating muscle spasms and eventually used for cosmetic enhancements because the formula works to limit muscle activity in the area treated.

Reduced activity in the targeted muscles effectively diminishes wrinkles or lines produced by the repeated motions of the underlying muscle structure. The presence of BOTOX prevents the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for causing a muscle to contract. As carefully targeted muscle sections are treated, that area relaxes to produce a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.

Dr. Morrissette, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, has many years of experience delivering some of the best BOTOX results for his Santa Barbara patients.

Why Choose Dr. Morrissette?

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Michael Morrissettte has a keen and intimate knowledge of facial anatomy that allows him to provide patients with the most natural and aesthetically pleasing results possible through the use of BOTOX.

Dr. Morrissette Facial Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Morrissette Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


Can BOTOX get rid of crow's feet?

Treating the crow’s feet that appear around our eyes as we age is one of the most popular and practical uses of BOTOX.

Do BOTOX injections hurt?

In most patients, the results of BOTOX will last from 3 to 4 months. Depending on how rapidly your body acquires a tolerance, you might experience noticeable results for up to 6 months.

Do BOTOX injections hurt?

You will likely not feel any significant discomfort when getting BOTOX injections. A numbing cream is applied to the before administering the injections, and the sensation is reduced during the procedure. Any pain is very mild and usually easily tolerated by our patients due to Dr. Morrissette’s gentle touch and the care with which he performs every procedure.

Will my face have a “frozen” appearance?

BOTOX, when administered correctly, provides a smoothing effect that does not leave you with an unattractive, unnatural appearance. Results of the treatment depend upon the accuracy and precision of the injections. Dr. Morrissette has performed countless BOTOX treatments, and is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with a thorough understanding of facial muscular structure, and produces excellent results with BOTOX, and his patients trust him to produce a youthful, natural-looking result.

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX has been approved by the FDA to reduce the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines since 2002. Millions of BOTOX procedures are performed each year, making it the most commonly administered non-surgical wrinkle treatment. Negative side effects are extremely rare, and BOTOX is a safe treatment for adults.

Do I need to take time off work after BOTOX treatments?

Most people do not need to take time off work after BOTOX injections. You should avoid strenuous activity for approximately 24 hours, so you may need to take a small amount of time off work if your duties include excessive or active movement. Otherwise, most patients feel comfortable to resume their usual activities within a few hours.

How much does BOTOX injections cost?

Per Realself, the typical cost of Botox ranges from $25 to $1,050 with an average cost of $550.

Will BOTOX prevent wrinkles?

BOTOX helps prevent dynamic facial wrinkles and fine lines by limiting nerve signal communication that typically causes the facial muscles to wrinkle the skin over time. Static lines not caused by repetitive muscle movement can be treated with dermal fillers.

Your first step...

Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.

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