553 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment only
BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®
Patients from Danville, Walnut Creek, and other cities in California’s San Ramon Valley trust Essential Aesthetics and expert injector Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar for their BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injections. In the hands of an artistic, exceptionally trained injector, these products can smooth away some of your most annoying lines and wrinkles with results that look incredibly natural and last for months. When you choose Ellie, you can be sure that you’re experiencing these products at their very best.
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Elham "Ellie" Zarnegar uses her incredible expertise to precisely deliver the results you want.Meet Ellie
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic belongs to a class of drugs called neuromodulators, which also includes Dysport. These injectables work by blocking signals from the brain that tell muscles to contract, resulting in a temporary relaxation of the muscles. They are effective on wrinkles that are primarily caused by repeated facial expressions, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Ellie skillfully uses neuromodulators to treat the following:
- Glabellar frown lines (the “11s”)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging brow
- “Bunny lines” on each side of the nose
- Lower eyelids
- Downturned nasal tip
- Gummy smile
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Lip augmentation
- Drooping corners of the mouth
- Dimpling on the chin
- Horizontal neck lines
- Platysmal neck bands
- Prominent, square jaw (overdeveloped masseter muscles)
In addition to treating wrinkles, neuromodulators have non-cosmetic indications, too. At Essential Aesthetics, Ellie often administers these products to help treat excessive underarm sweating, jaw tension, and TMJ. These products can also be used to reduce the size of the masseter muscles along the jawline, refining the appearance of the lower face.
Preparing for Your Treatment
We recommend abstaining from alcohol, aspirin, and other substances that have a blood thinning effect for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. During your consultation, you and Ellie more thoroughly discuss your aesthetic goals as well as what you can expect from treatment. In some cases, you may determine that dermal fillers are a better option for you or even a nice complement to the results of your neuromodulator treatment.
Your Treatment & Results
Treatment with injectables is efficient, comfortable, and brief. Ellie begins by preparing your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, oil, and other contaminants. She then makes several quick injections, precisely targeting the muscles responsible for the wrinkles you wish to treat. She may ask you to smile, frown, or squint to help her better visualize the areas that need special attention. During each injection, you may feel a quick pinch. The entire procedure is typically complete within about 30 minutes.
You’re free to return to your usual activities immediately after your treatment. Although you can expect some swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising near your injection sites, these symptoms typically go away quickly.
Neuromodulators do not take effect instantly. Instead, their results take several days to develop. Your results last for about 4 months, at which point you can return to Essential Aesthetics for a touch-up.Back to Top