Botox And Fillers

Santa Barbara Body Sculpting

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Awake Liposuction Specialist located in Santa Barbara, CA

Your skin loses elasticity, firmness, and develops wrinkles as you age. Years of sun exposure can compound the effects. Botox® and cosmetic fillers are a fast, easy way to look and feel more youthful. Dr. Michael Giuffrida of Santa Barbara Body Sculpting in Santa Barbara, California, is an expert at removing the appearance of wrinkles or frown lines to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call Santa Barbara Body Sculpting or book an appointment online today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What are cosmetic fillers?

Cosmetic fillers are substances Dr. Giuffrida injects into the muscle just beneath your skin to smooth out wrinkles and restore lost fullness. Your skin loses elasticity and collagen because of the aging process, which is why you develop frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles.

Dr. Giuffrida has over 20 years’ experience helping people to reverse those signs of aging. He uses cosmetic fillers to:

  • Increase lip fullness
  • Remove under-eye bags
  • Reverse facial creases, lines, and wrinkles
  • Reduce scarring
  • Enhance cheeks

What happens when I get a cosmetic filler?

First, Dr. Giuffrida deep-cleans and exfoliates your face. He may apply a numbing cream to the treatment area. Then, he injects a controlled amount of filler under the skin.

People with sensitive skin sometimes experience mild bruising. However, when the treatment is over, you can leave the office and go back to your life looking and feeling better.

Dr. Giuffrida administers fillers in his office in an appointment shorter than a lunch break.

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable developed from a neurotoxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Dr. Giuffrida frequently uses Botox, which is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment.

When Dr. Giuffrida injects Botox in small amounts, it paralyzes the muscles so they can’t contract. Thus, your crow’s feet, frown lines, and wrinkles will relax and soften, giving you a more youthful appearance.

What are the benefits of cosmetic injectables like Botox?

Depending on which type of injectable Dr. Giuffrida uses, your skin type, and your body, the effects can last months or even years.

Usually, cosmetic fillers and injectables require ongoing maintenance treatments to provide the optimal aesthetic result. However, Dr. Giuffrida provides treatments that are quick, non-surgical, and can give you the younger look you want.

Some fillers provide what you naturally lack. For instance, Dr. Giuffrida applies lip fillers to provide fuller, more defined lips. Using these types of injectables, Dr. Giuffrida can plump, boost, and smooth your skin.

If you’re interested in enhancing your natural appearance, Dr. Giuffrida is accepting new patients. Call his office or request an appointment online today.