Plastic Surgeon Offers Facebook Series on BOTOX®

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In December 2012, Dr. Eric Mariotti, who practices plastic surgery near Danville in the East Bay area of California, began an ongoing series of educational Facebook posts about BOTOX, its history, its uses and how to avoid treatment pitfalls.

BOTOX Cosmetic has become practically a household word, but many people still know very little about this popular injectable treatment. Eric Mariotti, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon near Danville, CA, is using social media to connect with patients and shed light on BOTOX.

Through brief but informative posts on Facebook, part of a series titled "Getting the Most from Botulinum Toxin – A Short FB Series", Dr. Mariotti's Facebook followers can gain insight into the development of BOTOX and its best uses. This method of informing patients fits right into the social media model. It provides relevant, timely information that is very accessible and worthy of sharing.

"This has been fun," Dr. Mariotti says. "In a relatively short period, we've begun to understand the value of Facebook for not only connecting with people but also providing information. Helping people stay informed about medical procedures is very important. We want patients to be safe and happy with their results. A simple but educational series like the one we're offering on Facebook is all about giving patients resources and initiating a conversation."

Educating patients has become increasingly important with the skyrocketing popularity of injectables for anti-aging skin care. At his Walnut Creek area practice, Dr. Mariotti helps patients to navigate their many non-surgical options and select the treatment that will work best for their needs.

"Patients should seek prescription and minimally invasive treatments, those still considered medical procedures, from qualified specialists," Dr. Mariotti says. "For example, your treatment should be administered by or under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It's important that a patient be aware of their physician's credentials."

In keeping with his desire to help patients receive safe, effective treatments from qualified medical providers, Dr. Mariotti also offers a resource on his website that provides information about how to select a plastic surgeon.

"I encourage people to visit our website and stay in touch via our Facebook page," says Dr. Mariotti. "We would also love to meet anyone interested in plastic surgery and encourage women and men to call our office. We're happy to help guide people to the right cosmetic solutions for them."


Dr. Eric Mariotti ( serves women and men in Danville, Concord, San Ramon and Walnut Creek with a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mariotti combines science, surgical technique and artistry to provide outstanding results for patients of all ages. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and has volunteered for many overseas health-outreach organizations. Dr. Mariotti is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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