Here’s What to Know About Xeomin
When it comes to injectables, we’re all familiar with Botox—but there’s an under-the-radar favorite that you might have heard of, and it goes by the name of Xeomin. This “pure toxin” is generating a lot of buzz in the aesthetic dermatology industry, and for good reason. But how does it stack up to Botox and other competitors? Read on to learn how it works and what sets it apart.
The Basics: What’s Xeomin All About?
First things first: Xeomin is a type of neuromodulator. It’s used to temporarily improve the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles on the upper and lower face. But the question everyone asks is: How does it work? Xeomin targets the nerve endings in the muscles to prevent them from contracting. When these muscles don’t contract, the lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin become smoother. It’s like telling those muscles to take a short vacation.
Botox vs. Xeomin: A Friendly Face-Off
Now, for the million-dollar question: How does Xeomin differ from Botox? While both are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and are, in essence, siblings, they have their unique quirks. The primary difference is in the formulation. Botox contains an extra protein, while Xeomin is a “naked” neurotoxin. This means that Xeomin doesn’t carry any additives, just the botulinum toxin type A. Think of Botox as a latte with extra foam and Xeomin as a straight-up espresso. And because of this, there’s a potential plus: some experts believe that the body is less likely to become resistant to Xeomin because it lacks proteins for the body to develop antibodies against. In general, since it’s a newcomer, Xeomin is usually more aggressively priced (less expensive) than Botox.
Are You the Ideal Candidate?
If you are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or want to prevent them from showing up in the first place, Xeomin might just be exactly what you need. But, as with all procedures, it’s vital to consult with an expert. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid, and those with certain neuromuscular disorders or allergic reactions should tread with caution.
Setting Expectations: The Results You Can Anticipate
After your first Xeomin treatment, when will you see those results? Typically, you might see results as early as 3-4 days, with the peak effect at around 2 weeks. Like that summer fling, Xeomin isn’t forever; results usually last around 3 months. But don’t worry; you can always rekindle the romance with follow-up treatments.
In terms of the experience, the good news is that it’s relatively painless, usually with minimal side effects. You might experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, but these usually go away in a day or two.
Wrapping It Up
So, there you have it! Xeomin is Botox’s contender and a great alternative to consider. While it offers a fresh take on wrinkle treatments with its unique formulation, it’s essential to understand if it’s the right choice for you. Always consult with your skincare expert, and if you’re the ideal candidate, you might just find that Xeomin is precisely what you’ve been looking for. Want to learn more about Xeomin? Reach out to one of our treatment specialists here.