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What is Botox?

Botox is short for onabotulinumtoxinA. There are different trade names of the protein: onabotulinumtoxinA. Botox and Dysport are the two I most-often use at Beautify.

At Beautify Medspa in Lexington, South Carolina we use both Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport (onabotulinumtoxinA). The difference between Botox and Dysport is small. Here are the similarities:

-Both are a type of botulinum type A.

-Both have been in use for many years.

-Both have a high safety profile.

-Both can be used on other parts of the face and body.

-Both Dysport and Botox must be injected every 3-6 months.

-Both show similar efficacy and side effects.

-In most studies, patients are unable to tell the results apart.

Difference between Botox and Dysport:

-Dysport kicks in faster than Botox, so in a way, you get results that last a bit longer since they start earlier (2-5 days vs. 7-10 days for Botox)

-Dysport diffuses more (i.e., spreads to a wider area).  This is can bean advantage in some areas of the face and a disadvantage in others;

-Some patients subjectively report that Dysport causes more of a headache than Botox does but this goes away with typical OTC medications.

REMEMBER, injection technique is more important than the product injected! So only get injected by someone you trust and is qualified!

BEAUTIFY is an injectable boutique serving the greater Columbia area, in South Carolina.  We specialize in dermal fillers, neuromuscular modulators (Dysport and Botox), skin care, chemical peels, weight-loss (via coolsculpting), cellulite and erectile dysfunction treatments with Z-wave and PeakWave. Danielle Malatek, MSN, APRN, AG CNS-BC is a national expert and trainer in aesthetics. Danielle consults with each client to understand his or her desires and financial needs, then develops a comprehensive plan to address cosmetic injections, skin care and, only when necessary, cosmetic surgery.  If you are looking for botox in Columbia, Lexington, Chapin, Irmo, Aiken or Sumpter, South Carolina, then you've got to go to Beautify!

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