Botox® or Xeomin® - Wrinkle Reducers
What is Botox or Xeomin and how do they work?
- Botox or Xeomin are injectable solutions that act as neurotoxins. They temporarily inhibit muscle contractions reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- It works primarily on dynamic muscles, muscles that are active in facial expressions
- Repeated use may prevent wrinkles from forming
- 10-15 minute procedure with minimal discomfort and recovery time.
- FDA approved with proven and predictable results
- Used by millions since 2002
*Results and patient experience may vary.
When will I see results and how long do the effects last?
- Can take 3-7 days to take effect but some people can see effects within hours of their procedure.
- Results that may last up to 4 months
- People with high metabolisms may have shorter durations of action
What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?
- Main difference is in the formulation of Xeomin and Botox.
- Xeomin contains only one ingredient: botulinum toxin A.
- Botox contains additive proteins in addition to the botulinum toxin to form a protective complex around the molecule.
- Xeomin is also referred to as the “Pure” or “Natural” because it is manufactured to remove any other proteins from the active ingredient.
- Since XEOMIN doesn’t have additive proteins, people may be less likely to develop antibodies and less likely to become resistant to treatment.
- Xeomin may be a good option for those who stop responding to Botox since Xeomin’s purer formula may give them the results they desire.
- Price, treatment areas, effectiveness, safety and duration of effect are the same whether Botox or Xeomin is used.
What areas can be treated ?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Smoker’s lines
- Crow’s Feet around the eyes
- Platysmal bands in the neck
- Muscles involved in Jaw clenching
- Bunny lines
- Hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating)
- Dimpled chin appearance
- Hooded eyelids
Is there anything I need to do before my procedure?
- To minimize bruising at the injection sites, stop medications that can thin your blood, such as ibuprofen or fish oil for a week before your treatment. Do not stop aspirin or blood thinners unless medically advised.
- Avoiding alcohol for a few days before your injections is also generally recommended to minimize risk of bruising
Is there anything I need to avoid after my procedure?
- Facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours
- Do not rub or massage the treatment area and keep the head elevated for at least four hours after treatment to prevent the treatment from migrating elsewhere and causing eyelids or eyebrows to droop
- Avoid hot showers for 24 hours, as heat could increase bruising in the area.
*Results and patient experience may vary