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BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport

By now, almost everyone has heard of Botox, but many people do not know exactly what it’s used for or how it works. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both purified formulations of one of the molecules produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. With skillfully placed, small doses, these molecules will interrupt the signals between nerve endings and muscle fibers in a particular area. The result is a softening of some of the facial wrinkles (rhytids) that are caused by repetitive motion. The first approved and most common area for Botox Cosmetic and Dysport injections is the inter-brow area (glabella). Glabellar furrows or frown lines (sometimes called the “11’s”) are caused by the corrugator muscles, and weakening these muscles softens the brow region, opens up the eyes, and helps make people look more relaxed and rested. Some physicians also use injections here to treat migraine headaches.

Dr. Ransom uses either Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® to treat fine lines and furrows in the forehead, brow region, and around the eyes (crow’s feet or smile lines). In addition, these treatments may be effective for certain types of neck bands (platysma muscles). Please visit the photo gallery for an example, and call to schedule your appointment for a consultation or treatment today!

Dr. Ransom see patients from all over Bay Area for Botox injections, including Mill Valley/Marin County, Napa/Sonoma, San Raphael/Petaluma and the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?
A: Once the treatment is performed, it generally takes about five days to see an effect. Then, for most patients, Botox® Cosmetic treatments will last about three or four months. Some patients, and some areas of the face, have a longer effective period. After this time, there is a gradual return of muscle strength and the wrinkles that are associated with the specific area.

Q: I’ve seen people who look “frozen” – I don’t want to look like that, but I’m still interested in the treatment. Is it possible to not look “frozen”?
A: YES. Dr. Ransom will titrate the doses of Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® to your desired effect. In addition, he uses many smaller injections to tailor the treatment and avoid the “frozen” look. Under-treating is always better at first, until your best treatment program is clear.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.


Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.
I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!
Tk I.
I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!
Joey B.
I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.
Edward T.
Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.
Lisa C.
Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.
Cheryl H.
Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.
Jill P.
I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.
Arielle C.
Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.