Xeomin, A More Natural Way to Relax Your Wrinkles
What are Xeomin Injections?
Everybody knows about Botox, the purified protein that is injected to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles. So what is Xeomin? Xeomin is another neuromodulator like Botox that is derived from the Botulinum toxin. Like Botox, it is FDA approved to treat the Glabella area, also known as the frown lines. Xeomin is injected into specific facial muscles to both soften and prevent wrinkles.
Xeomin vs Botox
So what is the difference between Xeomin vs Botox? Both Botox and Xeomin (and Dysport) have the same active protein that relaxes the muscles. The difference with Xeomin is that it comes more highly purified than Botox. As a result, it does not have the surrounding carrier proteins of Botox and Dysport. It is thought that the absence of these accessory proteins may lead to lower rates of resistance seen with repeated Botox use.
Xeomin appears to have results comparable to Botox. The absence of accessory proteins may allow Xeomin to act a little faster than Botox. Xeomin results should be seen in 3-4 days with full effect in a week. Xeomin usually lasts around 3 months. Xeomin also does not need to be refrigerated like Botox.
The cost of Xeomin is less than the Botox cost. Like botox, Xeomin is priced per unit. Xeomin cost is one dollar less per unit than Botox.
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Xeomin Side Effects
Common Xeomin side effects can include bleeding and bruising at the injection sites and headaches. Less common side effects can include allergic reactions, muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, and blurred vision.