What is Botox Cosmetic?

Facial lines emerge due to frequent muscle contractions from actions like frowning or squinting. BOTOX Cosmetic, a renowned treatment in Danville and neighboring areas like Blackhawk and Diablo, operates beneath the skin. It temporarily diminishes the muscle activity, causing moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, giving adults a more youthful appearance. Positioned in the neuromodulator category, BOTOX Cosmetic specifically addresses dynamic wrinkles. Dr. Ellie Zarnegar DMSc, PA, renowned in the San Ramon and Lafayette regions, employs neuromodulators to target multiple wrinkle areas, from frown lines to platysmal neckband.

Considering this treatment? Contact our Danville, CA, office or schedule a consultation online today!

Why Choose Botox Cosmetic?

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

BOTOX (Onabotulinumtoxin A) 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 Cosmetic is manufactured exclusively at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Westport, Ireland.

Dr. Zarnegar holding Botox Cosmetic at Essential Aesthetics Danville

FDA-Approved Uses of BOTOX Cosmetic?

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.

Non-FDA-Approved Uses of BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic can be used for other facial areas such as the chin, masseter muscle, jawline, neck bands, hands, feet, and underarms.

Botox for crow's feet at Essential Aesthetics Danville

What Type Of Wrinkles Does Botox Cosmetic Address?

Popular in Alamo and Orinda, BOTOX Cosmetic is known to target dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated facial expressions like smiling. Aging and loss of skin elasticity deepen these static lines, making them prominent regardless of expression. For these static wrinkles, Dr. Ellie DMSc, PA recommends dermal fillers.

What are Dynamic Wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles, a common concern from Livermore to Blackhawk, manifest predominantly on the face’s upper section, such as horizontal brow creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

BOTOX Cosmetic works by temporarily relaxing the muscles, which in turn smooths wrinkles. 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 as your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can enhance your results and help with BOTOX Cosmetic 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 the Right Candidate for Botox Cosmetic?

Approved by the FDA for adults 18 and older, BOTOX Cosmetic treatments have earned trust over the years. From Orinda to Alamo and Livermore, neuromodulators are celebrated for their effectiveness in countering lines, wrinkles, and other conditions.

Who Should Avoid BOTOX Cosmetic?

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

Preparing for Your BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment

Before your treatment, especially if visiting from Blackhawk or San Ramon, we suggest avoiding alcohol, aspirin, and other blood-thinning substances for at least 48 hours. When you have a consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and what you can expect from your treatment.

Sometimes, Dr. Ellie DMSc, PA 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 where BOTOX Cosmetic is ineffective.

What to expect at a typical visit for Botox Cosmetic?

We might ask you to smile, frown, or squint to enhance our assessment of areas requiring special attention.. Small, tiny needles will be used to administer BOTOX Cosmetic through multiple small pinch sites.

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.

It’s important to note that BOTOX Cosmetic doesn’t work immediately, and it can take up to two weeks to see the full results. Typically, these results last for around four months.

Client Testimonials

Experience speaks volumes. Find more of our client testimonials on our Google Business Page

“Dr. Ellie’s approach is gentle and precise. I travel from San Ramon just for her expertise!”

– Maria L.

“I make the trip from Livermore specifically to consult with Dr. Ellie and the Essential Aesthetics team. My experience couldn’t be more satisfying!”

– Anna K.

Botox for forehead at Essential Aesthetics Danville

Improve the Appearance of Your Lines and Wrinkles Today!

Considering BOTOX Cosmetic? Our Danville office is perfectly situated for clients from Livermore, Alamo, Blackhawk, San Ramon, Orinda, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Call or text us at 925.855.1773 to learn more, or submit your request online!