Botox Vs Xeomin
Our patients often ask us about the difference between Xeomin vs Botox. When I compare Xeomin vs Botox injections to our patients, I like to explain, that in my option, there is a difference in how Botox and Xeomin feel to the patient. As a patient myself, I have received Botox and Xeomin. Xeomin feels much lighter and more natural than Botox. With Xeomin, the wrinkles disappear, but I still maintain a little bit of motion in my eyebrows and facial features. Botox tends to be a bit stronger and results in a “frozen” look. It has a heavier feeling on the brow, and it tends to limit muscle movement to a greater degree. In addition, Xeomin is manufactured in such a way that the final product is more purified. This is one of the main innovations that Xeomin brings to the table.
Botox, the brand name for onabotulinumtoxinA, is used to treat several medical conditions (such as treating migraines) other than its popular use for smoothing facial wrinkles. Xeomin, the brand name for IncobotulinumtoxinA, is a newer product than Botox. Botox and Xeomin are basically neurotoxins, that work by affecting the nervous tissue; hence, they are said to work in a similar fashion. However, unlike other neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin contains no bounding albumin protein. This keeps its molecules pure, minimizing chances of allergic reactions. Moreover, Xeomin can be kept at room temperature before reconstitution; Botox needs to be kept either frozen or refrigerated.
At Rejuvaline MedSpa, one solution does not fit everyone. We use Botox in patients who want a more frozen look and who are used to feeling that heavy sensation and in patients who want to curtail muscle movement. For patients that want less muscle movement, and more natural facial function, we have found that Xeomin offers a superior result to those that want to maintain some muscle function but limit the amount of facial lines they see in the mirror.
Make sure you are by a licensed practitioner prior to any injectables for the best results.