Are those crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles looking more pronounced on your face recently? If so, you may find yourself pursuing a Botox treatment to keep your skin looking smooth and young. But you may have heard that Botox has a competitor called Xeomin. Which is the best choice for you in your quest to banish your wrinkles?
As it turns out, Botox and Xeomin are each excellent products that both deliver the results you crave. There are subtle differences between them, so after talking to your esthetician you may decide one is the best choice to meet your needs.
Botox and Xeomin: The Similarities
Botox and Xeomin are both injectable solutions that use botulinum toxin type A to eliminate your wrinkles. Each works in the same way to relax the facial muscles responsible for continually contracting and creating the lines on your face that turn into deeply etched wrinkles.
The Exact Uses of Botox
When you receive Botox, you receive an injection of a miniscule amount of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein into your skin. Unlike Xeomin, Botox contains proteins that clump together and help the effects of the injection last longer. After your targeted facial muscles relax, such as the ones that trigger you to wrinkle your brow, your skin will automatically smooth out and wrinkles will disappear.
Botox has a proven history of success. It is FDA-approved for cosmetic use in nearly 80 countries and has been extensively studied in clinical trials. Better yet, Botox results lasts up to four months, at which time you can return for another procedure and another four wrinkle-free months of youthful, radiant skin.
When Is the Right Time For Xeomin?
Xeomin also uses botulinum toxin type A to paralyze the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles, but it specializes in treating moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows with results that last up to six months.
However, Xeomin is different from other wrinkle procedures like Botox because it is “naked.” In other words, it consists of only one ingredient: botulinum toxin type A, making it free of additives and extra proteins that Botox contains. This purity minimizes the potential for allergic reactions and other complications. Many users feel that Xeomin’s simplicity helps it work faster and more effectively, but it may not last as long.