Xeomin or Botox?
Most people have heard of Botox, but have you heard of Xeomin? Just like Botox, it’s highly effective at smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles that start to appear in our mid-30s. However, some differences might make you choose one over the other. Let’s discuss these two neurotoxin injections and how they work.
How Do Neurotoxins Work?
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. When you combine that with the years of repetitive facial movements like smiling, squinting, or frowning you start to get some lines worn into the skin. While this is common, many people want to smooth away those lines and look like their younger selves. Neurotoxin injections are simply one of the best ways to accomplish this. They work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles around the injection site. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Plus, these results are nearly instantaneous, taking just days for full visible results.
What Are The Benefits Of Xeomin?
Like Botox, Xeomin contains the same active ingredient – Botulinum toxin A. But, they do have different formulations. Botox contains several other ingredients like accessory proteins and additives, and Xeomin does not. For that reason, it’s often referred to as “naked” Botox. In addition, using this pure formula does lessen the risk of developing resistance (antibodies) that reduce the effectiveness of this therapy over time. You still get the fast results you desire, and they last 3-6 months. You’ll see visible improvement in the most common trouble spots:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Perioral lines
- Glabellar lines (the 11s)
- Marionette lines
Is Xeomin Right For You?
If Xeomin is new to you, you may have some questions. We are happy to answer any questions about these products so you can feel confident in your choice. Book an appointment with us to discuss these options, and we will help you decide which product is best for you.