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Santa Barbara Skin Institute

Dermatology & Mohs Surgery located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

Highly trained dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Roberta Sengelmann, MD, understands the importance of diverse facial anatomy. That’s why Dr. Sengelmann and the expert team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute offer a full array of injectable wrinkle-reduction treatments, including Botox®, at their office in Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. To find the right facial injectable for your unique appearance, call or book an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What are frown lines?

The lines that appear on your forehead, in between your eyebrows, are called frown lines. Unlike other wrinkles that result from sun damage or gravity, these lines develop from repetitive muscle contractions beneath your skin.

When you furrow your brow in concentration, muscles in your face contract to create wrinkles on your forehead. Over time, these wrinkles may remain even when you’re not making that particular facial expression.

How does Botox reduce frown lines?

Botox is the most popular and well-established brand of injectable wrinkle reduction medicines that targets frown lines and crow's feet around your eyes. This treatment uses a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin protein to relax the underlying muscles that create these wrinkles.

When the muscles relax, wrinkles fade. The expert team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute is highly trained in administering Botox and other FDA-approved cosmetic injectables. They carefully evaluate your facial anatomy to avoid producing the unnatural, “frozen” look some may associate with Botox.

What are alternatives to Botox?

The team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute understands that no two faces are alike. That’s why they offer a variety of injectable treatments, including:

  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®
  • Botox

When you meet with the team of experts at Santa Barbara Skin Institute, they discuss your particular concerns and aesthetic goals before recommending the best treatment for you.

What should I expect from a facial injectable treatment?

First, Dr. Sengelmann or a member of the expert Santa Barbara Skin Institute team examines your skin and reviews your medical history to ensure Botox or a similar injection is right for you. Depending on your unique needs, they may recommend Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections.

If you’re concerned about sunken cheeks, lines around your nose and mouth, or other signs of aging, they may recommend combining your Botox treatment with a facial filler.

Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections take only 10 minutes and don’t require downtime for recovery, so you can easily fit an appointment in on your lunch break. You should notice results within one to two days, lasting about three to four months, depending on the type of injection you get.

To find out how cosmetic injections can enhance your natural beauty, call Santa Barbara Skin Institute or book an appointment online.

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