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 effectively smooth crow’s feet and frown lines and keep your face looking younger and fresher for far longer.
How it Works – The Science Behind BOTOX
BOTOX was first used in as a treatment for muscle spasms. Small amounts of the product were injected into the eye area, face, neck, and hands to reduce muscle spasm and cramps. The cosmetic benefits became apparent when these injections produced smoother skin near the injection site, and the product was soon approved by the FDA to treat crow’s feet and frown lines.
The reason Santa Barbara BOTOX was so effective at treating muscle spasms, and eventually used for cosmetic enhancements, is that 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 sections of muscle are treated, that area relaxes to produce a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.
Dr. Morrissette, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, has many years of experience in delivering some of the greatest Santa Barbara BOTOX results available in the field.
Common Uses for BOTOX in Santa Barbara
Dr. Morrissette uses his Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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.
What to Expect During BOTOX Injections
Dr. Morrissette is known for his compassionate patient care, and for his mastery of the art of cosmetic treatments to treat facial wrinkles and creases. A Santa Barbara BOTOX treatment requires little time, and is an important part of a comprehensive beauty routine. The treatment itself simply involves the area to be treated being cleansed, numbing cream applied, and BOTOX injections administered.
The Santa Barbara BOTOX 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 visit our clinic regularly to maintain a younger look.
One of the benefits of Santa Barbara BOTOX is that treatments are a simple and fast procedure. Injections usually take under an hour to perform, and don’t typically lead to any adverse side effects. Most patients simply go back to work or other activities after treatment is completed.
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.
5.0 star rating 7/26/2016
Aftercare & Expected Results
For a few hours after the procedure you should make facial expressions to help the BOTOX enter the muscles treated, but avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area. You should also avoid strenuous exercise and long periods of bending over whether exercising or other activity.
Most patients will see the results of treatment as quickly as a few days after the BOTOX Santa Barbara injections, but it may require seven to ten days to enjoy the full effect. You will enjoy a reduction in 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 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 temporary reduction in the appearance 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.
Candidates are typically seeking non-surgical treatment for wrinkles, and understand that the results of BOTOX in Santa Barbara are temporary. Virtually anyone over the age of 18 who is frustrated with the appearance wrinkles and fine lines can enjoy the cosmetic benefits of BOTOX treatments.
Santa Barbara BOTOX Treatments
Dr. Morrissette is the primary cosmetic surgeon at our Santa Barbara clinic, and he is known for his vast understanding of facial structure and precise, natural-looking surgical and non-surgical procedures. He is committed to using the industry’s latest technology to provide you with a comfortable experience and beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.