How Does XEOMIN® Differ from BOTOX®?

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When it comes to reducing stubborn wrinkles and lines, residents of Stuart and Tequesta, FL, have many options available to them. Two popular treatments at Spyglass Dermatology are BOTOX and XEOMIN. But what is the difference between these two branded injectables, and how do they work to achieve similar results?

Dr. Ryan Schuering and his team of trained providers can offer information about wrinkle relaxers during a consultation. Call now to book an appointment and see why neurotoxins are a top choice for patients looking to rejuvenate their appearance.

What do BOTOX and XEOMIN have in common?

Both BOTOX and XEOMIN are injectable neurotoxins that target dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by repetitive facial movements such as frowning or squinting. They work by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles responsible for these movements. The skin then relaxes and smoothes out. Common cosmetic concerns such as Crow's feet and forehead lines can be improved with both products.

Wrinkle relaxers contain a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. This toxin has been used safely in medicine for decades and has a long track record of success.

Additional benefits of BOTOX and XEOMIN:

  • Nonsurgical: These treatments can be performed without surgery and with little downtime, making them convenient for busy individuals.
  • Quick results: Patients can notice improvements in their wrinkles within a short period.
  • Natural-looking: When administered by a skilled professional, BOTOX and XEOMIN can provide subtle improvements without giving an overly frozen appearance.

So, what sets BOTOX apart from XEOMIN?

The main difference between BOTOX and XEOMIN lies in the formulation. XEOMIN is considered a more "pure" form of the neurotoxin since it does not contain preservative proteins. As a result, the body will not produce antibodies to fight against XEOMIN. This is important because some patients may develop a tolerance to BOTOX after multiple treatments, causing it to become less effective over time.

Which wrinkle relaxer is right for me?

Choosing between BOTOX and XEOMIN ultimately depends on your personal preference and a consultation with a qualified provider. While some patients may respond better to one over the other, both are effective in reducing wrinkles and lines.

At Spyglass Dermatology, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific concerns. During an assessment in Stuart or Tequesta, FL, we will evaluate your facial anatomy and discuss each neurotoxin in full. Treatment can be performed on the same day with little to no downtime.

What happens during treatment?

Both BOTOX and XEOMIN are administered directly into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and requires no anesthesia. You may experience some minor redness or bruising at the injection site, but this resolves within a few days. Appointments need to be repeated every 3 – 4 months or as recommended to maintain results long-term.

Ask about BOTOX and XEOMIN

Ultimately, the decision between BOTOX and XEOMIN depends on you. Both wrinkle relaxers have their unique merits, and discussing your options with a trained provider like Dr. Ryan Schuering and his team at Spyglass Dermatology in Stuart or. Tequesta, FL, is the best way to determine the most suitable one. Call now to learn about neurotoxins and how they work today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.