Botox

Botox Specialist
Botox is the most rapid and effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles, and it has been around for decades. It has one of the highest pateint satisfacion in the world of cosmetics. Prestige Med, an Aesthetic Medicine practice in San Ramon, CA, offers a non-invasive way to smooth away the wrinkles using a Botox procedure administered by Dr. Joseph Mardanzai.

Botox Q & A

by Joseph Mardanzai, MD

What is Botox?

Botox is a wrinkle treatment that is FDA approved. This injectable treatment is used in the correction of fine lines and wrinkles, and may also be used to correct more serious lines and wrinkles.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is injected into the muscles that cause forehead lines, crow's feet, and other lines to develop. Botox causes a mild paralysis of those muscles, making the patient unable to constantly form the same wrinkle-creating expressions. Although Botox does cause mild paralysis in specific targeted muscles, patients will still be able to move and will still look natural and normal as long as an experienced Botox injector is used.

What is Botox Made From?

The active ingredient in Botox is a tiny quantity of highly purified botulinum toxin protein. Since the quantity used is so tiny, the botulinum toxin protein is not dangerous and will not cause illness. It takes very little of this protein to make an amazing difference in wrinkles on the face.

Where Are the Best Areas to Have Botox?

The forehead (both horizontal lines on the upper forehead and vertical lines in between the brows) is one of the most popular places for Botox treatment. Another popular place for Botox is the crow's eyes (the wrinkles at the outer part of the eyes.) People who suffer from drooping eyelids may be able to get a light lift from Botox, as well.

How Much is Botox?

Botox is priced by the unit in most cases. The total amount of units required depends on how large the treatment area is, the degree of lines and wrinkles, and other patient-specific factors. Every person is completely unique, so Dr. Mardanzai will work with each person to determine what treatment approach will give them the results they're looking for.

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Joseph Mardanzai, MD
11030 Bollinger Canyon Road
Suite 240
San Ramon, CA 94582