Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world for good reason! In 2002 Botox was the first injectable procedure of its kind that achieved FDA approval for treating and reducing moderate to severe wrinkles and “frown lines” in the forehead and between the eyes. In 2013 Botox also received FDA approval to minimize “crow’s feet” around the eyes.
Botox is a special class of protein that is derived from “botulinum” bacteria. It works by blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract and form “frown lines” or creases between and next to the eyes. While Botox is the “original” in this class of wrinkle reducers, Xeomin was more recently approved to treat the same types of lines and creases.
For some patients, Xeomin offers better results at a lower price. And, in addition to reducing existing wrinkles, both Botox and Xeomin have also been proven to prevent new wrinkles from forming!
Botox and Xeomin injections can help you “turn back the clock” with smoother, tighter, more refreshed, and younger looking skin – and a more relaxed and pleasant expression. If you would like to say goodbye to wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes, schedule an appointment at Prosperity Health in Bloomfield Hills, MI – and see what Botox or Xeomin can do for you!
While Botox and Xeomin offer many of the same wrinkle reducing results, Xeomin has a more gradual onset than Botox. This means that the “freeze” of Xeomin is therefore more gentle and comfortable than Botox.
Additionally, Merz, the manufacturer of Xeomin, reports that it typically lasts a few weeks longer than Botox. So, Xeomin treatments generally need to be less frequent than Botox. And, not only are Xeomin prices generally less per unit than Botox – but when you consider that Xeomin lasts longer it can be a better value than Botox!
Finally, Xeomin is considered a “naked” formula because it does not contain complex proteins that cause antibody formation like Botox does. So, patients typically do not develop a resistance to the effects of Xeomin over time, like they can with Botox.