Botox - Fillers
facial aesthetics
in santa barbara
& montecito, ca

What treatments are available to improve the look of everything around my smile?

A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines.

Botox is a cosmetic treatment administered through injection, and works beneath the surface to temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe facial lines and other wrinkles.  In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox can also be used therapeutically to treat patients with chronic migraines and myofascial pain that results from TMJ disorders, or that may be triggered by subconscious clenching or grinding.

Dermal fillers are biocompatible gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.   They can help to diminish vertical lip lines, enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples, Improve symmetry among facial features, plump & enhance the lips, smooth out a chin crease, or smooth out lines around nose and mouth.

Opus Plasma is an energy based skin tightening & resurfacing technology that harnesses the body's own healing mechanisms to rebuild collagen & restore both the visible surface and the underlying structure of the skin. It can smooth out wrinkles & fine lines of the face & neck as well as treat a variety of skin pigmentation issues & scarring.


Did you know…

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Over 6 million people receive Botox treatment every year!

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How It Works: The facial aesthetics process

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During your consultation, we’ll discuss your personal smile goals, and discuss how Botox, dermal fillers, Opus Plasma, or a combination of them may be able to help you achieve your unique vision. Additionally, if you’re experiencing migraines or jaw pain, we’ll find out if Botox can help relieve your discomfort.

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Treatment Plan

Once we’ve decided on what treatment is best for your unique situation, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that covers the initial set of injections, as well as any follow-up appointments. Botox treatment generally lasts between 3-6 months, while dermal fillers can last much longer depending on the type of filler that is used.  Opus Plasma has more permanent results, but typically requires multiple sessions for the best results.

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The procedure is similar for both Botox and dermal fillers. After cleaning and sanitizing the treatment site, a thin needle is used to inject the materials into the target areas. You and your doctor will decide if you require any numbing for the procedure.  For Opus Plasma, we begin by numbing the skin followed by the resurfacing that typically takes 15-30 mins. You can carry on your day without downtime afterwards. There may be minor swelling or redness for a couple of days following.

Did you know…

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Most Botox & dermal filler treatments can be done in under 15 minutes!

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Have questions about Botox & Fillers or opus polasm?
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Are Botox results instant? What about dermal fillers?

Botox results are not instant. Although you may notice some change right away, (especially if it’s your first treatment), and a little bit more after 4-6 days, most patients see and feel the complete results of Botox injections after 10-14 days. Similarly, dermal fillers generally take about 2 weeks to take their full effect.

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How long does Botox last? What about dermal fillers?

Botox can usually last anywhere from 3-6 months before requiring another round of injections. Fillers have the potential to last much longer, anywhere from 6 months all the way to 5 years, depending on the type of filler that is used. Although they can last quite a while, the results are still not permanent, and will require follow up appointments and additional injections to maintain their effectiveness.

What things can opus plasma be used to treat?

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A new type of skin resurfacing technology—one that’s more advanced than traditional ablative laser skin resurfacing or fractional laser techniques—is now available: Opus Plasma. We provide this aesthetics treatment, introduced to the North American aesthetic market in 2020, to address a wide variety of skin concerns, ranging from superficial to severe.  There are certain types of cosmetic issues, such as spots and other pigmentation irregularities, that you can’t address with injectables like fillers. Opus Plasma® can correct hyperpigmentation. In addition, it tightens and repairs the skin to correct many other skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, enlarged pores, broken blood vessels, skin laxity, acne scars, stretch marks, and uneven texture. It has the dual benefit of reducing unwanted pigmentation on the surface while also tightening sagging skin, including for a non-surgical eyelid lift.

Why should I get facial aesthetics treatments from my dentist?

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Dentists are experts at more than just teeth. They have extensive knowledge of the face and jaw and give more injections into the facial areas than any other type of healthcare provider. Botox, dermal fillers, & skin resurfacing can complement many different dental treatments and procedures, especially cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers. If you are looking at cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile & overall facial appearance, why stop with just the teeth. Beautify the face that frames them.

For patients with TMJ disorders, migraines, or bruxism, Botox may be used in conjunction with a night-time appliances to minimize pain and the effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Botox can even be used to help patients’ mouths adjust to a new set of dentures!

Did you know…

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Some dermal fillers can actually stimulate collagen production!

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