Xeomin vs Botox, Which Is Better?
You’re considering a cosmetic procedure, and you’re not sure which one to get. Botox or Xeomin? This post will help you decide!
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin, made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, is approved for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm and moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Xeomin has now been approved for some cosmetic indications – Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Similar drugs in this category include Botox and Dysport that also have FDA approval as a wrinkle treatment option.
Now that Xeomin is available and off-label use has been given clearance from USFDA doctors can treat excessive wrinkles on your forehead without worrying about any possible side effects.
Xeomin is an alternative for those who are seeking the same results as Botox but want something more natural-looking because it doesn’t freeze your facial muscles as Botox does. That means that with Xeomin, there’s less risk of drooping in some areas than would be seen after getting botox. However, it also has a higher cost than botox so it may not be right for everyone.
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatments for the cosmetic industry. Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein that blocks nerve signals to muscles and consequently prevents muscle contraction. It has been used since 1989 as an effective treatment for numerous medical conditions including chronic migraine, crossed eyes, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), severe underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis), stiff neck/upper back muscles due to injury or spasm related pain, and other indications such as treating TMJ disorders.
Xeomin vs Botox: Full Comparison
Botox and Xeomin are two popular ways to reduce wrinkles. Botox starts working once injected into the muscle, while there is no instant effect with Xeomin; its full effects may not be seen for a week or more after injection.
Xeomin and Botox both contain the same type of toxin, but they are not used in the same way. Unlike Xeomin, which is safe to use at room temperature with no refrigeration needed beforehand, Botox must be stored under certain conditions before it can be applied as medicine for a patient’s treatment plan.
The price difference between Botox and Xeomin may be negligible, but the effectiveness is not. This means that even if you can afford one drug over another, it doesn’t mean they are equally as effective.
Although a vial of either will cost an average retail rate of more than $1,000 or more at your local pharmacy- which could make them seem expensive – since you would get treatment administered in a medical spa or doctor’s office these prices might differ from what typically ranges on most people’s radar for affordability when pricing cosmetics procedures out such as laser hair removal (average starting range: $200).
Which is Better: Xeomin or Botox?
It’s not always easy to make the decision between Xeomin and Botox, but it all comes down to what you’re looking for. If you want a more natural look that will last only 6 months or so, then Xeomin is your answer. However, if you want more dramatic results or want to be able to have some flexibility in when they wear off (like being able to go out without looking like a freak), then Botox is perfect for you. The great news is both of these treatments are available at Setiba Medical Spa in Westlake Village, CA.