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Why You Only Want a Board-Certified Physician for Botox and Dermal Fillers

When you’re looking to make cosmetic enhancements to your face or other parts of your body using Botox® or dermal fillers, you shouldn’t rely on just anyone. These minimally invasive treatments require the expertise of a skilled, board-certified physician who is highly trained in the injection procedures.

At Z-ROC Dermatology, you can be assured that all cosmetic treatments are administered by a qualified, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist. Both Dr. Khongruk Wongkittiroch and Dr. Matthew Zarraga are board-certified and highly experienced in creating the right treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.

Why you should invest in experience

Dermal filler and Botox injections are safe and effective options for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines or restoring lost volume to your face, hands, and other areas. But improperly administered injections can cause long-term medical complications.


Patients have reported to the U.S Food and Drug Administration numerous health issues that stem from cosmetic injections gone wrong. These health issues include:


In extreme cases, people have reported necrosis, or death of tissue, in the treatment area. This condition is often the result of injections that go into the blood vessels of the treatment area, causing the interruption of blood flow. This loss of blood flow kills off healthy tissue.

Botox considerations

Botox is a prescription medication that temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for deep wrinkles, folds, and fine lines.

Botox injections done incorrectly can cause side effects similar to dermal fillers. Also, due to the prescription’s strength and type of medication used in the injection, Botox can have long-lasting consequences, causing issues such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, and breathing.

Looks matter

One of the primary reasons you opt to have Botox and dermal filler treatments in the first place is to enhance your natural look and make improvements to your appearance. When injections aren’t done properly or administered by a non-physician, you can end up with results completely different than what you originally wanted.

Inaccurate placement of dermal injections often results in an asymmetrical appearance, especially noticeable when receiving treatments in your face. Asymmetry issues mean one side of your face doesn’t look like the other. Then uneven, unnatural appearance is nothing like your initial expectations, and it can take months for these results to wear off.

Medical importance of cosmetic treatments

In addition to the long-term health complications that can result from improperly administered cosmetic injections, there are other medical aspects to consider.

Dr. Wongkittiroch and Dr. Zarraga both take a proactive approach to ensure cosmetic injections are right for you. Not all treatments are right for all patients, so they first review your medical history to ensure Botox or dermal fillers are the right choice. Unlike some unlicensed providers, they don’t administer just any treatment you request.

In some patients, a rare severe allergic reaction can occur, which can lead to anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening situation. Dr. Wongkittiroch and Dr. Zarraga and their team are well-equipped to handle such a medical emergency during your treatment. They are also trained to create the ideal treatment plan to address your needs, while still ensuring your health.

Following your treatment, Dr. Wongkittiroch and Dr. Zarraga are also experienced in assessing your results and ensuring the treatment area is healthy in the long-term.

Whether you know you’re ready for moving forward with cosmetic injections or you want to learn more about the available procedures, the team at Z-ROC Dermatology is available to answer your questions in detail. They help you create a cosmetic treatment plan that’s appropriate for your health to address issues like lost volume, frown lines, facial folds, and wrinkles.


Schedule a consultation using the online booking feature or by calling the office to learn more about the benefits of doctor-administered Botox and dermal fillers.



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