Anyone who wants to resolve fine lines and wrinkles on the face may already be familiar with Botox, but Xeomin is a newer entry to the market that does the same thing. Both products are primarily botulinum toxin type A. While they are similar in formula, some patients find that Xeomin meets their needs better.
Where is Xeomin Used?
Xeomin is effective in treating facial wrinkles in the “11” lines, also called the frown lines, that form in between the eyebrows as a person ages. Even younger people may develop these lines, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors or tend to squint whenever they are in the sun or bright light. Xeomin has been FDA approved for treatment in this area and is used for anything from minor lines to deeper hatchet lines.
How is Xeomin Different From Botox?
Xeomin is nearly identical to Botox since they both have the same botulinum toxin type A. The big difference is that Botox has additives in the form of proteins, while Xeomin does not. It’s an identical formula, but Xeomin is the pure form of botulinum toxin type A without extra protein additives. However, every patient is different and most people can use either Botox or Xeomin with success today.
What Are the Results of Xeomin?
Xeomin results are visible within three days in most cases, but it may take as long as a week for the formula to take full effect. Once the product has started to work, the muscles targeted during the treatment will be effectively frozen. This means that you can still make natural movements but that the wrinkles will take much more time and effort to form. Xeomin results are usually evident for between three and six months.
If you’re looking for a way to fade wrinkles effectively without plastic surgery or invasive procedures, Xeomin may be the perfect choice for you. Contact us to learn more!