Kelly Ripa Jokes About 'Acute Botox Deficiency Syndrome' As She Receives Her Latest Treatment

Kelly Ripa joked about a "very serious medical problem" on social media this week, but she's not talking about the coronavirus. The Live with Kelly and Ryan host made light of the global outbreak in a series of new videos posted to her Instagram stories on March 12, as she paid a visit to her doctor to get Botox injections.

As reported by Fox News, the multiple selfie videos showed the former soap actress as she went to the doctor's office and met up with her dermatologist, Dr. Robert Anolik, who she tagged in her posts.

As she sat in the doctor's chair, the two provided some comic relief when they quipped about the "serious problem facing the world right now" before playfully revealing that the issue they were referring to was "Botox deficiency."

The doctor then elaborated that the popular cosmetic procedure comes with "a lot of side effects," including "lines [and] wrinkles."

Kelly joked that Dr. Anolik was keeping his distance from her amid the COVID-19 outbreak,while he explained that he was being safe and following the social distancing rules suggested to prevent the virus from spreading.

"These are great CDC rules and I appreciate them," the 49-year-old mom of three then replied, as she quipped about getting the injections in her face to smooth out any lines. "Having said that, in this time we can notice that there's been a lot of worrying."

"You can see it's written all over my face, but Dr. Anolik decided to be brave today and come into work to treat my acute Botox deficiency syndrome," she told her 2.7 million Instagram followers.

After the injections, the Ripa and Anolik had a little more fun together as the former All My Children actress asked the doctor if she "survived" the procedure. She teased that he may have used so much on her that they caused a shortage.

"Is there any Botox left for anyone else, doctor?" she asked playfully; to which he replied, "We used it all up. Hopefully there won't be a shortage."

The star has been very open about her love of Botox over the years, making no secret of the fact that she regularly gets the procedure to maintain her youthful look.

She even received a treatment on live TV, having Dr. Anolik demonstrate what he does on Live with Kelly and Ryan back in 2018.

Kelly's been keeping things light when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

As The Inquisitr reported, earlier this week, she shared a shirtless photo of her husband Mark Consuelos on Instagram during a past vacation to Italy.

In the caption, Kelly joked that she wanted to give her fans "something to look at other than that bottle of hand sanitizer."