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Botox Cosmetics (Onabotulinumtoxin A) is a neurotoxin that is Canada health approved. It is used to treat from severe to mild lines temporarily. Botox contains 2 inactive ingredients called human albumin and sodium chloride. Human albumin is a common protein in blood plasma which is produced by the liver.
When botox is injected intramascularly, of the site of the line or wrinkle, it blocks nerve activity in the muscle which will cause a temporary reduction muscle activity within 3-6 months. This stops the neuro transmitters which triggers muscle reaction from working properly.
Dysport (Abobotulinumtoxin A) is a purified neurotoxin type A complex. It is also Health Canada approved. This works by blocking nerve activity in the muscle causing a temporary reduction to muscle activity. Studies show that this product has a quicker onset which is 2-5 days vs. 47 days for botox.
Do not have disport treatment if:
You are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc®, Botox®, or Xeomin®, have a skin infection at the planned injection site, under 18 years of age, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.