Among the cosmetic dermatology questions that we are commonly asked, “how does Botox work” is one of the most common questions that we answer for our patients. Botox and Dysport are both treatments that are used to get rid of wrinkles by stopping excessive muscle movement on the face. These treatments are performed by a tiny injection of the purified protein into the overactive muscles of the face. The Botox or Dysport works by blocking the neurotransmitter that signals for muscles to contract. If the muscles of the face do not excessively contract and become overactive, deep wrinkles have a chance to repair themselves and future wrinkles are prevented from even forming.
Botox and Dysport treatment takes only a few minutes and there is no downtime after the treatment. Most people return immediately to work or social activities after their appointment. The effects of Botox and Dysport are not seen immediately; they begin to appear within days after the treatment and the full improvement can be seen within 1-2 weeks after your visit. The effects of the single treatment last approximately 4 months. We believe in natural-looking improvements of wrinkles. Our goal at Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota is to help you look your best, without anyone knowing that you have had treatment with Botox or Dysport