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In The San Francisco Bay Area


In The San Francisco Bay Area

Botox Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in cosmetic injectables like BOTOX®.

What is BOTOX®?

We can’t avoid aging altogether, but we can certainly avoid the fine lines and wrinkles that come with it. You can always count on Botox to deliver subtle, predictable results that keep you looking like yourself, but without the worry lines. 

It can be a frustrating experience to continually see yourself in the mirror looking more tired and older than you feel. It’s not just the cellular aging process that will cause the more prominent lines and wrinkles to appear. Other factors may include:

  • Reduction of collagen and elastin
  • Sun damage
  • Repeated muscle contractions and facial expression such as frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows

Botox is the first and only FDA-approved treatment of its kind to smooth out moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The results are smoother skin and noticeably absent lines that may have once formed.

Botox works beneath the skin to temporarily reduce the muscle activity that is causing these well-defined lines and folds which ultimately makes both you and your skin look better. The result of smoothing out these facial lines is rejuvenated skin and an overall refreshed look.

What areas can Botox treat?

The most common areas that Botox treats are:

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet (Wrinkles around the eyes)
  • The Glabella (The ‘11’ lines between the eyebrows)

Botox is not just for lines and wrinkles– it can help be used to help with much more:

  • Headaches
  • Excessive sweating 
  • Tightness and pain in the jaw
  • Gummy smile
  • A ‘Lip Flip’ which creates a more defined upper lip without adding any volume

What are some expectations with Botox injections?

Treatment requires minimal-to-no downtime, and most people can return to their normal daily activities immediately after. First signs of results may be seen within 48 hours of treatment, but the full results should not be measured until 2-4 weeks after.

We’ve seen firsthand how Botox can help restore your confidence. As one of our most popular treatments, it’s one of the quickest and most simple to do. Most patients only report feeling a tiny pinch when receiving Botox treatments and are in and out of the office quickly. 

Most patients schedule their Botox appointments  every 3-4 months to maintain their results. Since the effects of Botox are temporary and usually only last up to 4 months, you’ll need to be consistent with the treatment schedules or you will notice lines start to reappear as it wears off.

Receiving your Botox treatments from a board-certified dermatologist and experienced cosmetic injector is imperative. Dosage and injection placement are key to achieving natural and optimized results. 

We unfortunately see too many situations where inexperienced injectors will not get the dosage and placement right– resulting in over-frozen areas of the face or unnatural looking brow arches.

Dr. Potozkin and Dr. Ellis are both board-certified dermatologists that have extensive experience with non-invasive cosmetic procedures and neuromodulators. Both have spoken at national meetings and instruct other dermatologists and plastic surgeons on injection techniques. 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Potozkin or Dr. Ellis will talk to you about your medical history and your aesthetic goals and concerns. A personalized treatment plan will be developed for you. We will always strive for natural and long-lasting results.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

Extremely caring

"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

Diane D.
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Friendly & ThoughtFul

"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

Marian O.
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Efficient & Professional

"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

Gretchen Z.
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