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How Long Do Neurotoxins Like Botox® Take to Work?

If lines and wrinkles have started to bother you, you may be thinking about injectable treatments to get rid of them. Neurotoxins like Botox® address expression lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that create them and hold them in place. While Botox® is the most well-known of these options, it has several relatives with slightly different properties. 

What are Neurotoxins Like Botox®?

Injectable neurotoxins are a group of treatments used to smooth wrinkles by temporarily stopping your facial nerves from sending signals to the targeted muscles. They all use a compound called botulinum toxin. It is known as a neurotoxin because it affects your nerves, but it does not damage them. Instead, it stops them from releasing signals that tell your facial muscles to contract. It wears off over time, leaving your nerves and muscles unaffected.

*individual results may vary.

What Do Neurotoxin Injections Treat?

Injections of Botox®, Daxxify™, and Dysport® all treat expression lines and wrinkles. Along with being FDA-approved for aesthetic uses, they are all approved for medical use to treat muscle conditions and other issues. The most common facial areas for neurotoxin injections are the glabellar lines (lines between the brows), forehead creases, and crow’s feet around the eyes. With three options, your Twin Ports Dermatology injector can choose the best one for your areas of concern. 

How Long Do Neurotoxins Like Botox® Take to Work?

Botox®, Daxxify™, and Dysport® all use botulinum toxin, so the difference in how long they take to work comes from the proteins attached to them. Of these, Daxxify™ starts working the most quickly, often within a day or two. It uses a small peptide instead of the larger protein used by its relatives. This can be a bonus for those who like to see results as quickly as possible. 

Botox® results can appear within a few days but take at least a week to reach maximum benefits. How long each product takes to work varies from person to person, so we will work with you to find the best option for your needs. You may find that the patience to wait a few extra days allows you to achieve better results.

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Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

How Long Do Botox®, Daxxify™, and Dysport® Last?

One neurotoxin may last longer than another for you, depending on how your body responds to it. In general, Botox® and Dysport® last three to four months, while some people can see Daxxify™ results for up to six months. You can extend your results and prevent wrinkle formation with our Age Defying Kit or maintain your results with our Advanced Smoothing Pads

Am I a Good Candidate for Neurotoxins Like Botox®?

Despite the name, neurotoxins like Botox® are safe for almost everyone. Good candidates for these treatments are healthy adults with reasonable expectations. There is no ideal age to start treatment, and neurotoxin injections will prevent wrinkles from progressing. People with certain neuromuscular conditions should not have Botox® or its relatives.


*individual results may vary


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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary