Botox® Cosmetic was the first injectable treatment for active wrinkles that was based on the botulinum A toxin. Originally developed to treat muscle spasms of the eye, Botox has since been found to have many other uses, treating conditions as varied as migraines and urinary incontinence.
Its success made its name iconic, virtually synonymous with botulinum A treatments, but in the cosmetic field, Xeomin® provides a similar -- but not identical -- approach to active wrinkle solutions.
Regardless of the product you choose, your satisfaction comes down to the skill of the practitioner, since the precise placement of the injections is key to a natural result. Choose medical cosmetics specialists like the team at BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut, to ensure the best effect.
Botox set the baseline for injectable botulinum A treatments, and it remains the most commonly used of this type of product. Most injection spas provide Botox due to its popularity and high consumer demand.
Botox uses a purified form of the botulinum toxin to temporarily reduce the contractions of certain facial muscles that form wrinkles and creases around and between the eyes and on the forehead. It’s safe and long-lasting, providing a relaxed facial appearance for months.
Xeomin uses the same concept as Botox, however, the two have slightly different chemistries. Xeomin has fewer non-active ingredients than Botox, meaning there is less potential for allergic reactions, though this isn’t a common issue with botulinum A treatments in general.
The strength and dosage of Xeomin is also different from Botox, so the two aren’t interchangeable. It’s tempting to think of Xeomin as a “generic” alternative to Botox, but this is not the case. It has its own characteristics and may produce slightly different results. Some users note that Xeomin tends to provide faster and more long-lasting results.
The best choice for you
The key to success with any botulinum type A cosmetic treatment is usually in the hands of the person providing your injections. This is why choosing a medical aesthetics clinic is a better option than a non-medical spa.
You can also try both products to see if you notice differences in post-injection irritation, the speed with which you see results, and how long these last. While you shouldn’t mix products in a single session, there’s no reason why you can’t alternate between Botox and Xeomin every four to six months.
Ultimately, it’s your decision. Both products come from reputable manufacturers and each has similar records of success and safety. Botox can boast of its long history, while Xeomin counters with enhanced product purity.
You can contact BodyLogicMD by phone or by using the online request appointment tool to find out more about the similarities and differences between Botox and Xeomin. A younger, more relaxed look is closer than you think, so schedule your session today.