What is

Botox Cosmetic?

Facial lines form due to repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising the brows. BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the skin to temporarily reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults, making them appear younger. BOTOX Cosmetic belongs to the category of neuromodulators and is effective for dynamic wrinkles. Dr. Ellie Zarnegar uses neuromodulators to treat several areas of wrinkles, including frown lines, bunny lines, dimpling on the chin, and neck area such as platysmal neckbands.

If this is the treatment you want, contact our Danville, CA office, or request a consultation online today!

Dr. Zarnegar holding Botox Cosmetic at Essential Aesthetics Danville
Botox for crow's feet at Essential Aesthetics Danville


Botox Cosmetic?

The history of BOTOX Cosmetic is a remarkable story of how a potent substance has been harnessed for both medical and aesthetic benefits.

BOTOX (OnabotulinumtoxinA) received FDA approval for therapeutic use in 1989 and was rebranded BOTOX Cosmetic. Allergan Aesthetics has adhered to rigorous quality and safety requirements for over 30 years. BOTOX is manufactured exclusively at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Westport, Ireland.

What is the FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetics Area?
BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment for temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet in adult patients.

What are the non-FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetics?
BOTOX Cosmetics can be used for other facial areas such as the chin, masseter muscle and jawline, neck bands, hands, feet, and underarms.

What Type Of Wrinkles

Does Botox Cosmetic treat?

Botox cosmetics treat dynamic wrinkles, which form from repeatedly making facial expressions such as smiling, squinting, or laughing. As we age and our skin loses elasticity, these static lines and wrinkles become deeper and show regardless of facial expression. Dr. Ellie treats static wrinkles with dermal fillers.

What are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles typically appear on the upper portion of the face, consisting of horizontal creases across the brow, frown lines, fan-shaped creases on the outer corners of the eyes, and crow’s feet.

BOTOX temporarily freezes the muscle, allowing the wrinkles to relax. BOTOX Cosmetic can also be injected into the Orbicularis Oculi pretarsal, Masseter, Mentalis, Depressor Anguli Oris, and Platysmal bands.

Adding dermal fillers for deep lines the same day with your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can enhance your results and help with BOTOX longevity. Dermal fillers volumize the static lines, the deep lines that are not moving, and need dermal filler for collagen stimulation, such as the perioral area and oral commissure lines.

Botox for forehead at Essential Aesthetics Danville

Who is

a proper candidate for Botox Cosmetic?

The FDA approves BOTOX for use in adults 18 years and older. Physicians and patients have trusted BOTOX Cosmetic treatments for many years because of their effectiveness in treating lines, wrinkles, and many other medical conditions. Neuromodulators are typically very well-tolerated by most patients.

Who is not

the right candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX injections may not be right for you if you: Have certain medical conditions such as heart disease or bleeding, or neurological disorder, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a known allergy to botulinum toxin. For more information, visit our FAQ patient for botox.


For Your Treatment

We recommend you abstain from alcohol, aspirin, and other substances that have a blood-thinning effect for at least 48 hours before your appointment. When you have a consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and what you can expect from your treatment.

Sometimes, Dr. Ellie determines that adding dermal fillers to your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment will enhance your results. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane work on Static lines that BOTOX is ineffective.

Botox for forehead at Essential Aesthetics Danville

What to expect

at a typical visit for Botox?

She may ask you to smile, frown, or squint to help her better visualize the areas that need special attention. She then makes several small injections with tiny needles. During each injection, you may feel a quick pinch.

You’re free to return to your usual activities immediately after treatment. However, for the remainder of the day, you should avoid touching your face without washing your hands, as this can lead to infection. You can expect minor swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising near your injection sites. These symptoms typically resolve within a few hours to a few days.

BOTOX Cosmetic result does not take effect instantly. Results may take up to two weeks to develop. Your results last for about four months.

Improve the Appearance of

Your Lines and Wrinkles Today!

Interested in our expert BOTOX Cosmetic services? Please feel free to request a consultation online or call or text us at 925.855.1773.