Xeomin®, similar to Botox® Cosmetic, is FDA approved to temporarily relax moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines), or the lines between the eyebrows. It consists of incobotulinumtoxinA, a protein that is purified from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The active ingredient acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent the muscles from contracting, thereby temporarily relaxing the wrinkle. The areas that can be treated are the same areas that are treated with Botox®, meaning frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead lines.
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If Xeomin® is similar to Botox®, how do you choose which one to use?
It is very important to consult with your healthcare provider as to the best choice for you. In our MedSpa every patient is individually assessed by Dr. Dadurian and the best injectable is recommended as every patient may do better with one or the other according to their past medical history or cosmetic history. Just as there are many different blood pressure medications, and some people have better results with one versus the other, so are the effects of Botox® versus Xeomin®. Both are in chemical structure very similar to each other.
In clinical studies the full effect of Xeomin® occurs within a week. The effects of Botox® and Xeomin® last about the same amount of time, about 3 to 4 months. For the small percentage of people who develop resistance to Botox®, meaning that over time it does not seem to work quite as well, Xeomin® is a very effective and safe alternative. Please contact MD Beauty Labs for a free consultation to best assess your needs.