Cosmetic treatments and use of injectables have become popular nowadays. It promotes smoother and younger skin. Xeomin and Botox are two injectable treatments that are known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They are powerful anti-aging injectables that have been used by men and women for years. Both the treatments, when injected moderately, nobody would be able to tell you’ve had injections. You will look relaxed and happy all the time.
Both contain botulinum toxin type A. It is neurotoxin produced by a bacterial species called Clostridium Botulinum. It blocks neuromuscular signals and relaxes targeted muscles with an injection. Both treatments contain the same active ingredient but they have a few differences in how they are used and formulated. It is important to note that it cannot be used interchangeably. Consult a doctor before deciding which is best for your needs.
What is Xeomin?
The FDA approved, Xeomin is a neurotoxin injection that works well to reduce wrinkles and frown lines. It is not similar to filler. It adds volume to areas with less volume and targets dynamic wrinkles that develop from the repetitive movement of facial muscles. It is an injectable treatment that should be taken every three to four months for consistent results.
What is Botox?
Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic purposes. It treats specific muscular conditions such as facial lines and wrinkles that one develops along with age. Doctor uses a thin needle to inject small amounts of the toxin under your skin and into your muscles.
Difference between Xeomin and Botox?
Both contain Botulinum toxin type A , but their structural composition is different. Unlike Botox, Xeomin contains naked form of botulinum toxin. Botox contains additional proteins. Xeomin delivers the toxin without protein additives and it can be stored at room temperature while Botox injection needs to be stored in the refrigerator prior to use.
What does Xeomin treat?
- Forehead lines and wrinkles
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Lines between the eyes
What does Botox treat?
- Wrinkles in and around the eyes
- Chronic migraine
- Drooping eyelids
- Excessive Sweating
Which is more effective – Xeomin or Botox?
Both are relatively convenient treatments compared to other invasive procedures or plastic surgery. It starts working once they are injected into the muscle. The effects may not be seen until seven to 14 days after injection. Results may also last between 3 to 6 months at a time before you consider follow up injections. According to patients, Xeomin works faster and lasts longer than Botox.
The Journal of Dermatology Surgery conducted a double-blind clinical trial comparing the active ingredients of both the treatments. 250 women participated in the trial and received 20 units of each. As a result, both the injections have shown similar results and effectiveness after four months.
Apart from the similarities between both the Injections, they must be administered by a licensed provider, such as a dermatologist. Consult your dermatologist to find out which is better for you.
How long does Botox v/s Xeomin last?
You will not see immediate results after the Xeomin and Botox treatment. It will start working one to three days after the treatment. However, it also depends on the volume of injection , the area being treated,and your physical activity after the treatment. The maximum results of the Botox can be seen from ten to fourteen days after the treatment. Generally, the results last for 3 to 4 months. Later on, you will see that the effects of treatment begin to disappear.
It is believed that Xeomin gives faster results compared to Botox and the effect lasts around three months. However, some patients have also said that the effects of their treatment lasts up to six months. Some wrinkles will reappear over a time but they will not be the way they were before your first treatment. Eventually, in your follow up appointments, you will need less Xeomin to get the same result.
Bello Voi often suggests scheduling treatments to follow the regimen. Toxins will last forever after a few sessions. Regular maintenance appointments will allow you to enjoy freedom from wrinkles forever.
Both the treatments need care after it is done. Taking care of it will give you the best results. Below listed points will help you to know dos and don’ts of aftercare :
- Do not touch or massage the injection area
- Avoid physical exercise or any strenuous activity for 24 hours after the treatment
- Avoid alcohol and sun exposure for 24 hours
These treatments have no side effects. However, with any treatment, sometimes, there are side-effects. If you notice or feel anything from the below listed points, speak with your doctor immediately –
- Headache or neck pain
- Muscle weakness at the injection site
- Itching, dry eyes, rashes
- Respiratory infections
- Difficulty in swallowing
If you face breathing or speaking issues, please call for emergency help.
When you need to decide between Xeomin and Botox treatments, there are similarities as well as differences. Botox has been around for a longer time, making it trustworthy. Xeomin is relatively new but just as effective at reducing wrinkles; it is formulated to be potent and reduces the chance of unwanted reactions.
There is still a debate on the effectiveness of both the treatments, some scientific studies show that Xeomin can last longer while other studies say that both have similar efficacy. Let your doctor decide the right injectable for you.
Schedule your consultation with us
Bello Voi provides a solution for wrinkles so that you do not have to live with it anymore. Call us (225) 953-8220 , and talk to our professional about scheduling your initial Xeomin and Botox consultation. You can regain your appearance with the help of our treatments. We assure you a pleasant experience.