Age comes with wisdom, amazing life experiences, and wonderful memories, but it can also carry some unwanted baggage. Gravity, lifestyle, and environmental conditions will cause our skin to sag, wrinkle, and loosen, giving our bodies and face an older appearance that some people aren’t quite ready for. Christopher Manios, MD offers his Danville, Walnut Creek, Blackhawk, and San Ramon, CA patients the opportunity to set back the clock a bit with BOTOX, ultimately resulting in a firmer and more youthful look.

Patient receiving BOTOX on their forehead

What is Botox?

BOTOX is minimally invasive and can produce stunning results with just one non-surgical session. This FDA-approved injectable utilizes the neurotoxic protein onabotulinumtoxinA which temporarily paralyzes your muscle activity in the treated area, preventing contraction of certain muscles due to the release of the chemical acetylcholine. This helps prevent muscle spasms and lessens the appearance that certain muscle movements would create in the future.

BOTOX has also been used to treat other conditions such as excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) in the underarms, hands, and feet by blocking the nerve fibers that control sweat glands. In some cases, BOTOX has also helped those suffering from severe migraines by entering the nerve endings and preventing activation of the pain networks in the brain.

Brunette woman's face

What are the Benefits of BOTOX Injections?

Our Danville area Botox patients have enjoyed the following benefits from their injection treatments:

  • Almost immediate results
  • Customizable
  • Enhances your natural beauty
  • Fast procedure
  • Improves certain health conditions
  • Long-lasting and will deliver natural-looking results
  • Non-Surgical
  • Reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, dynamic wrinkles, and more!

Who are the Best Candidates for BOTOX?

Almost anyone can be an ideal candidate for BOTOX in Danville, however, the best candidates share the following characteristics:

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Have healthy skin with moderate elasticity but signs of aging are beginning to show
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the treatment
  • Overall good physical health
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Wrinkles are moderate to severe

If you have a severe infection or illness, have very thick facial skin or deep facial scars, or suffer from ptosis (drooping eyelids), this treatment may not be best for you. If you would like to come in for a consultation with Dr. Manios and get an evaluation to make sure, please feel free to give us a call.

Dr. Christopher Manios applying dermal filler injections on a patient

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting BOTOX in Danville, or our surrounding communities such as Walnut Creek, Blackhawk, San Ramon, or other areas in the East Bay is to contact the office of Christopher Manios, MD, and schedule a consultation. When you come into our clinic, you will meet with Dr. Manios and express your desires for the treatment, as well as ask any questions you may have, and he will give your face an evaluation. After having your conversation, a treatment plan will be created specifically for you, and if you agree with it, you will be able to receive your BOTOX injection immediately afterward. However, if you feel like you need some more time, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you reschedule to a day and time that better suits you.

What to expect from BOTOX procedures

What to Expect on the Day of a BOTOX Treatment

The BOTOX is very fast and effective. When you are ready to begin your treatment, we will have you make yourself comfortable and apply local numbing anesthesia to make your experience more tolerable. Dr. Manios will administer a series of injections to some pre-selected areas that contain more fine lines and wrinkles. You will feel the pinch of the needle, but the anesthetic should make it completely bearable.

The entire treatment will take between 15 and 30 minutes.

At the end of your session, we may have you stay at our office for about 10 – 15 minutes to ensure you don’t have any allergic reactions to the botulinum toxin. When you seem to be OK, you will be free to continue your daily routine. We will provide you with a list of instructions that will help you make the most out of your BOTOX treatment, as well as have a healthy recovery.

BOTOX Recovery

After your session, there will be some slight redness near the injection sites. You should wait at least 24 – 48 hours before doing any exercise or strenuous activities to avoid spreading the filler to other parts of your body. Not only could it reduce the effectiveness of the BOTOX cosmetic, but it could also increase the likelihood of bruising. As unnatural as it may seem at first, we encourage you to focus on controlling your facial expressions (i.e. frowning, smiling, lifting your forehead and eyebrows, etc.).

You will need to avoid laying down for at least the first 4 hours after receiving Botox. For the same reasons to avoid touching your face, working out, bending, or laying down may spread the toxin and create excessive bruising. When you do go to bed, you should try to lie on your back to avoid accidentally moving the toxin around in your sleep. Additionally, for the first 24 hours, you should avoid wearing makeup, ingesting alcohol, or taking painkillers of any kind. If you do feel any pain or discomfort, you can lightly use an ice pack for 10 – 15 minutes at a time, just try to avoid applying too much pressure.

Finally, you will want to avoid any heat exposure for the first 1 – 2 days. This includes staying away from:

  • Hot tubs
  • Saunas
  • Tanning beds
  • The sun and being directly in it

How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Danville, CA?

The cost of BOTOX in the Danville area will depend on a number of factors, including the amount needed for a successful result. After meeting with Dr. Manios, he will create your treatment plan and our Patient Coordinator will use that information to provide you with a breakdown of the cost.

Why Choose Dr. Manios?

Christopher Manios, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist with over 17 years of experience in the medical field. After receiving his medical degree from Temple University, he has become a specialist in the field of facial aesthetics. Dr. Manios strives to help his male and female patients in California feel more youthful and vibrant from their treatments. As someone who understands that every patient has different wants and needs, he has become well-established for his expertise, his meticulous attention to detail, and his friendly bedside manner.

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If you are ready to find out if you’re a great candidate for BOTOX in the Danville, Blackhawk, San Ramon, or East Bay area, we encourage you to call the office of Christopher Manios, MD. To schedule a consultation, you can reach us at you can reach us at 925 989 6560 or request an appointment through our website.


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