BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can help you look younger without affecting the natural look of your expressions. Women and men visit our medical spa for BOTOX from Walnut Creek, CA and surrounding communities because these quick, simple treatments are safe and highly effective in softening dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines and crow's feet. Dr. Mariotti, physician assistant Kim, and his nurse injector Chris all administer BOTOX injections.
Dr. Mariotti is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the East Bay. If you'd like to make an appointment, simply request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.
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Why Choose MSpa for BOTOX?
BOTOX injections are best performed by experienced and skilled injectors. Dr. Mariotti; his nurse injector Chris Milam, R.N. B.S.N.; and his physician assistant Kim Mello use injection techniques that produce quite gratifying results for patients. Dr. Mariotti, Chris, and Kim emphasize individualized treatment tailored to each patient's specific needs, rather than using a standardized approach. While this technique requires more attention, time, and skill on the part of the injector, it ensures that each patient receives the best results possible with the fewest risks or complications.
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Why BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX is a safe, non-surgical treatment used to reduce dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by muscle contraction) such as:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow's feet
Dr. Mariotti has also used BOTOX for elimination of underarm and palm sweating. This treatment has been quite helpful for those individuals who are embarrassed shaking hands or raising their arms because of excess sweating. BOTOX can even be used sparingly under the outside edge of the eyebrow to give it a nice, non-surgical elevation.
Dr. Mariotti offers much more than beautiful results - he'll ensure that you feel relaxed and cared for. Discover why people from around Walnut Creek trust him for their plastic surgery.
The BOTOX Procedure
BOTOX injections are simply that – a series of targeted injections administered during an outpatient office visit. No sedation or local anesthetic is required. The side effects, which most commonly involve bruising at the injection site, are minimal and temporary. BOTOX treatments require no downtime so you may return to your normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office.
Showing Off Your New Look
Results are typically visible in 2 to 3 days but may take up to a week to fully develop. The improvement made with BOTOX will last approximately 3 to 4 months and occasionally even longer. Your BOTOX injections will result in smoother, younger-looking skin free of dynamic wrinkles. Dr. Mariotti has extensive experience and training in working with BOTOX, so you do not need to worry about looking "frozen." Your results will look beautiful and natural. If you're looking to maintain your results with regular treatment sessions, learn more the affordable rates we offer through our Beauty Memberships program.
If you are interested in a more permanent way to reduce the signs of aging, Dr. Mariotti also performs surgical procedures such as a face lift, forehead lift and other types of plastic surgery at his practice near Walnut Creek.
What is a "liquid facelift?"
Liquid facelift is a phrase used by some plastic surgeons that describes combining injectable treatments, such as BOTOX and various fillers, to produce the overall facial rejuvenation that's similar to the benefits of a surgical facelift. For men and women who would rather forgo facial plastic surgery for whatever reason, the combination of injectables can create a more youthful appearance. Only a surgical facelift, however, can reposition sagging muscle and tissue and provide the kind of long-lasting results many patients want.
What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport®?
BOTOX, Dysport, and another product called XEOMIN® all work by temporarily immobilizing facial muscles that create "dynamic" wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that emerge because our faces are constantly changing expressions, as opposed to other wrinkles and lines that result from the natural aging process, exposure to the sun, and other environmental factors.
The 3 products use slightly different formulations of the same active ingredient.
Can BOTOX prevent wrinkles?
We are seeing more patients in their 20s requesting BOTOX injections to help postpone the onset of wrinkles. The principle at work here is simple: By limiting the movement of the tiny facial muscles that create dynamic wrinkles, we delay their arrival. That said, it is not possible to prevent the development of wrinkles entirely.
Is it possible to build up resistance to BOTOX?
It is extremely rare for patients to develop a resistance to the effects of BOTOX. In fact, more often the opposite is true: Patients who get BOTOX on a regular basis see the results begin to last longer. Over time, the facial muscles targeted by the injections begin to atrophy, and as they become weaker, their ability to produce lines and wrinkles diminishes.