About Botulinumtoxin “Tox”


About Botox

While it’s impossible to turn back the clock on aging skin, surgery isn’t the only option to recapture the smooth skin of your youth. At Southwest Michigan Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists offer popular neuromodulators, such as Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), and Daxxify® (daxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm) (coming Spring 2023). Neuromodulators smooth fine lines and facial wrinkles. Call the our practice today, or request an appointment online to determine if Botox, Dysport or Daxxify are right for you. 

Botulinumtoxin Q & A

What is Botox/Dysport/Daxxify?

As a minimally invasive solution for wrinkles, Botox, Dysport & Daxxify are popular treatments for men and women looking to rejuvenate their appearance without the cost, downtime, and risk of traditional cosmetic surgery.


How does Botulinumtoxin or “Tox” work?

Botulinumtoxin or “Tox” is a neuromodulator that interferes with the nerve signals that control muscle movement. Once injected, “Tox” temporarily paralyzes muscle contractions and prevents the skin on top from creasing. This medication can help smooth existing wrinkles and slow the formation of new ones. 


When should I consider Botox, Dysport or Daxxify?

There are benefits to each product. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists to review which product would be best for you!


What types of wrinkles does “Tox” treat?

Botox and other neuromodulators target dynamic wrinkles. Also called expression lines, dynamic wrinkles form over time from repetitive movements. Common areas of dynamic wrinkles include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines (around the mouth)
  • Bunny lines (on the nose)

As a neuromodulator, Botox is also an effective treatment for certain medical conditions, including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and chronic migraine pain.


What can I expect after treatment?

Injecting Botox, Dysport or Daxxify only takes a few minutes, making it the perfect “lunchtime” treatment. 

Your skin may be tender, swollen, and bruised at the injection sites, but these effects fade within days. Most people experience smoother skin within seven days of injection.


How long do the effects last?

Botox and Dysport typically wear off within 3-6 months. Daxxify may last 6 months. As the treatment’s effects subside, you can return to Southwest Michigan Dermatology for maintenance treatments. The dermatologists may also combine your treatment with other cosmetic solutions, such as dermal fillers, to enhance your results.


Call Southwest Michigan Dermatology today or request an appointment online to learn more about Botox, Dysport and Daxxify.