Before you start thinking about getting Botox®, you should know that there is an alternative, and it might just be a better choice for you. While Xeomin® injections are similar to Botox®, there are still some pretty big differences. Here we’ll explore what Xeomin is and how it is different from Botox®, so you can make the decision if it is right for you.
What is Xeomin® and who can use it?
Xeomin® is an FDA approved injection, and has proven to be a safe and effective way to reduce the look of deep frown lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles that develop over time. Sun exposure, natural pollutants in the air, and lifestyles habits such as smoking and drinking can cause these wrinkles to appear prematurely in our lives. In the past, many have turned to Botox® for these trouble spots, but Xeomin® is becoming more popular as the better alternative.
When deciding to have Xeomin administered, some people do it because they want to have their youthful skin back, they have a big job interview coming up, or they are ready to regain confidence they have lost with age. Others have medical reasons that motivate them to get the injections. It can help people with blepharospasm or cervical dystonia. Thousands of people have been treated both cosmetically and medically using Xeomin®.
Even though it feels very new when compared to the lifespan of Botox®, the U.S. is actually the twentieth country to approve the use of it. It has been used in many European countries since 2005 and continues to grow in popularity as one of the best treatments for dramatic wrinkles.
Xeomin and Botox® have many similar qualities such as being able to relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. They both use botulinum toxin type A and are FDA approved. And both are measured and mixed in the same unit sizes. However, there are some pretty big differences as well.
One of the biggest differences between the two is that Xeomin® is going to be a more natural option because there are no additives like there are in Botox® injections. Botox® incorporates different protein molecules in with the botulinum toxin type A. With the protein addition, there is a chance that you can develop antibodies, and once your body senses these, it will attack them, and you won’t be able to get the results that you were hoping.
Another difference is that Xeomin doesn’t have to be refrigerated. This makes it easier to store, ship, and travel safely. Your doctor won’t have to worry about losing units of Xeomin because of power outages or their cooling devices going out. Thus keeping the cost fair for you because there is no overhead for your doctors, such as having to replace lost Botox® units or equipment repair and replacement.
What results can I expect to see?
The results will be similar to Botox®, and some patients even report that they see improvement faster and for longer periods of time when choosing Xeomin®. While each patient is unique in how quickly they see results, you’ll be pleased with the reduction of those aggressively deep wrinkles. The risks are also going to be similar to Botox® and other injectables that use botulinum toxin type A. Your doctor will be able to guide you through any uncertainties you may have about the process.
What’s my next step?
If you’re ready to switch from Botox® to a more natural alternative with no additives, or it’s time for you to get your first facial injection, then don’t hesitate to call Pierce Medical Clinic at (913)381-6900. We are here to answer any questions you have and would love for you to come visit us for a free consultation. Living in the Overland Park and Kansas City area means that your skin is exposed to many natural elements that result in deep lines and heavy facial wrinkles. We’re here to help you with those trouble spots and get you back to that youthful and confident look you desire!