What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for Botulinum toxin type A. Popularized as a cosmetic procedure to eliminate “frown lines,” “crows’ feet,” and wrinkles around the lips, injections of Botox are also used to treat neurological and physiological conditions such as eye twitching, muscle contractions, chronic migraines, and more. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to muscles that contract under the skin tissue, thus smoothing out the wrinkles. Don’t confuse Botox with dermal fillers, which plump up tissues to eliminate lines.

Botox treatment is not entirely pain free, but the needles are small, and the procedure is over quickly. While early use of Botox could produce a “frozen” effect, current smaller doses, called “Baby Botox,” eliminate lines while still providing natural movement. Common side effects after Botox treatments include pain, headache, and bruising. Botox begins working one to three days after injection and typically lasts three months or longer. Serious side effects are rare.
Although used cosmetically, Botox injection is a medical dermatology treatment and should be performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Our board-certified dermatologist and professional staff will know the specifics of your health history and treatment and will be able to respond to any concerns you have. Treatments provided by Saguaro Dermatology are always customized to an individual patient’s needs, lifestyle, and other circumstances.

Saguaro Dermatology Reviews

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“I totally recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a dermatologist who’s professional, informative, respectful and very helpful. They are quick to solve your problems and get you home.”

Wendy L.

I had an awesome experience with Dr Hamann and staff. I was very comfortable and i was able to have all my questions answered without feeling rushed. The staff was courteous and welcoming.

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Kristin U

“Dr Dathan and the team were very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Plus, there was no wait time so I was able to get back to work faster than expected. I would highly recommend.”

Robert P.

Staff was friendly, & on time. office is super clean!! Doctor was awesome, felt like a family member taking care of me.

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Sally S.

“Very friendly and professional. I had a great experience, Dr. Hamann was very good at answering my questions and concerns. I will certainly come back for another visit.”

Amanda C.

Great doctor and friendly, professional staff. The doctor spends time listening and answering questions, something rare to find anymore. The office is beautiful and very clean. I love all the artwork with saguaros.

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Kylin L.

“The office was recently renovated–it is a beautiful, clean, and calm environment. I would highly recommend this practice for anyone who is looking for a general dermatologist.”


Dr. Hamann is very knowledgeable, nice, and professional. You can tell that he truly cares about his patients by the way he operates. He took the time to listen to all of my concerns then address them with good, well-informed answers.

Saguaro Dermatology | Phoenix Dermatology

About Saguaro Dermatology

Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Medical Director, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.

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