Happy New Year! 2011 looks like it is full of good tidings and opportunities.

Good news! Beginning in January Dr. Buchanan will personally do all of our Botox® and facial fillers. You will now have a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon doing these important and delicate injections. His expert knowledge of the facial anatomy, and twenty-eight years of surgical experience will be a benefit for all of our patients. Our detailed records of all of your past visits are kept for a minimum of seven years. We will continue to use the latest and best injectable products available, like Juvederm™ Ultra XC and Juvederm™ Ultra Plus XC which were released in January 2010. Because of a new cross-linked formulation and the presence of Lidocaine (a local anesthetic), this product is less painful, goes in more smoothly, and may last up to one year with only one treatment. Botox remains the best product currently available to weaken muscle contractions and diminish “active” wrinkles in areas like the glabellar frown lines.

Giana enjoys her Aesthetician patients and receives raves about her facials, peels, and Microdermabrasions. Our Obagi skin care products remain quite popular, and we need to reorder supplies frequently.

Please visit our new breast surgery website at www.santabarbarabreast.com if you have not seen it already. We finished this site last fall and have posted lots of recent happy patients’ impressive before and after photographs. We schedule Operating Room surgeries on Tuesdays and Thursdays and enjoy the professionalism of the care provided by the Board Certified Anesthesiologists from the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara, who also cover Cottage Hospital.

Our knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring staff looks forward to seeing you in 2011! Please email or call us if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best for the new year.

– Dr. Buchanan

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