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BOTOX In Ventura

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BOTOX Ventura

BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a substance that may be injected for cosmetic as well as medical purposes. It can smooth the look of wrinkles and lines between the brows, around the eyes, and in the horizontal lines across the forehead. BOTOX injections can also be used to relax tight bands in the neck, balance facial asymmetry, and reduce perspiration.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX Treatments

BOTOX treatments are temporary, with effects lasting from 3-4 months. There are a number of reasons to choose this treatment, including:

  • BOTOX injections are low risk and relatively painless, with little or no downtime.
  • Treatments are quick - taking only a matter of minutes - and full results appear within 7 days.
  • Treatments can help eliminate an angry or unapproachable appearance.
  • Relaxing a muscle with BOTOX can correct asymmetry in the face.
  • BOTOX treatments can bring subtle changes in appearance, producing a more refreshed and well-rested look.

Because of genetics and other factors, lines can begin appearing on the face as early as the late twenties. Common facial movements can cause lines and wrinkles to develop prematurely in certain areas of the face. If you are prone to wrinkling or habitual expressions that produce lines in the face, we recommend getting some of the best BOTOX Ventura & Oxnard have to offer as a preventative measure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX injections are not for everyone, but for many people, they provide an effective, non-surgical, temporary treatment option. You may be a good candidate for cosmetic BOTOX injections if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • In good physical health with reasonable expectations and a positive attitude.
  • Searching for a non-surgical skin treatment for a more youthful appearance.
  • Wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or appear less angry and more approachable.
  • Aware that the benefits of BOTOX treatments are temporary.
  • Ventura resident who would like to get rid of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows.

"Today I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Morrissette and his staff in Ventura for BOTOX. They were very, very pleasant and helpful. I've had fillers in the past as well as facial peels and had questions in regards to if I needed more at the time of visit.

He advised that my fillers were still in place and extra was not needed at this time. He did a great consultation in regards to the BOTOX and advised minimal was needed and only placed in that area. I appreciate when doctors are honest and do not suggest additional procedures for the sake of earning more money. I will definitely go back in the future and cannot wait to see the BOTOX settle in. I am referring all my friends to him moving forward!"

J.M.

What Is the Process for BOTOX Treatments?

Before you arrive at our office for your first visit, take a minute to download and complete our new patient forms and save time in the check-in process. In your initial free patient consultation in Ventura, CA, Dr. Morrissette will discuss with you your concerns and available treatment options.

The doctor will evaluate your medical history, along with the facial imperfections and concerns you would like to address. If the doctor recommends and you elect to receive our cosmetic Oxnard & Ventura BOTOX treatments, an appointment will be scheduled for your first treatment. In many cases, the treatment can be completed on the same day as the initial consultation.

When you receive your injections, we will cleanse the area. We may use numbing cream or ice to ensure that you are comfortable during the process, although BOTOX needles are very short and thin and create minimal pain. We will ask you to contract your facial muscles, so the exact location for the treatment can be determined. Next, we will inject BOTOX into the underlying muscle in an almost painless procedure, completed in a matter of minutes. A number of injections may be needed to achieve desired results.

After the injections are completed, we will provide you with special instructions on what to expect and what to avoid for better results from your treatment. You can expect very slight pain, minimal redness and bleeding, and slight swelling for a brief time after the procedure.

We will advise you to avoid lying flat, rubbing your face, or exercising for at least 4 hours after the treatment, to avoid the rare possibility of any shift in the location of the BOTOX. Otherwise, we will encourage you to resume normal activity immediately after this non-invasive, non-surgical procedure.

Answers to Common Questions About BOTOX

Most people have heard of BOTOX – it was FDA approved in 2002, and has become one of the most popular of all facial treatments – and for good reason. Many people count on their BOTOX treatments to keep the face free from lines and creases, and ward off wrinkles and facial creases. We have gathered together some of the most common questions our patients ask us. We invite you to set an appointment for a consultation at our Ventura office, and find out more.

Will BOTOX help prevent wrinkles?

Yes. This product works to slow the action of the facial muscles treated. These tiny muscles contract hundreds of times a day, and eventually the facial skin develops a wrinkle, which eventually can turn into a crease. Keep these muscles from constantly contracting makes it possible to stave off the appearance of wrinkles.


I have heard that BOTOX makes your face appear “frozen.” Is that true?

If the product is incorrectly applied, that effect could occur. That is why it is so critical that you only receive these treatments from a highly-qualified cosmetic surgeon. A full evaluation of the muscle structure in your face is necessary to create a natural, fresher, appearance that does not look frozen. Dr. Morrissette is a leader in the field of facial cosmetic surgery, and has an extensive background in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He focuses on patient safety, and using the most innovative medical procedures and techniques, including BOTOX, to create a natural, more youthful facial appearance.


Is getting BOTOX painful?

The procedure is typically slightly painful unless the area is pre-treated with a topical anesthetic, or ice can be used to assist in numbing the area so the sensation of the “pinch” of an injection is reduced.


At what age should you start your BOTOX treatments?

Once you see the beginning of the appearance of wrinkles in those fine lines, it is the right time to start your treatments. This could occur as early as the mid-twenties, or earlier for some who have a genetic factor and a propensity for the skin to wrinkle at an early age. As this product has been on the market for many years, there are thousands of patients who have had consistent treatments for many years – and are enjoying the fact that they have fewer wrinkles and creases than others their age.


How long does it take to get BOTOX?

This is a fast procedure, requiring only about 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Prior to your treatment, your face, skin, and underlying facial muscle structure must be evaluated so that the proper injection sites are selected.


How long will my BOTOX treatment last?

The treatment is generally effective for about three to four months. Every person is different, and some may not need another treatment for a longer or shorter time.


Can BOTOX get rid of crow’s feet?

The product was FDA-approved for the treatment of crow’s feet (canthal lines) in 2013. It was already approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines. It is also approved for the temporary improvement of glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows, or “frown lines.”)


Is BOTOX the same as botulism?

Although BOTOX is related to the same toxin, when used in tiny doses, it is extremely effective in treating certain facial flaws. It functions to block certain nerves or by weakening specific muscles. The cosmetic is highly purified protein derived from this toxin. The doses used in cosmetic treatments are extremely small, and FDA approval means that when used correctly, the product is safe for use on consumers. However, it is important that the medical professional administering BOTOX is highly educated, and has a full understanding of facial muscles and nerves.

Talk to Dr. Morrissette and his friendly, professional staff at his Ventura County practice to find out more about how BOTOX treatments can help you reduce your wrinkles and fine lines.

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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