The world of facial rejuvenation has a number of subtle differences that can make two similar treatments widely different in their effectiveness. One treatment may act as the standard while another may act as a more effective way to treat certain types of wrinkles and age-related degeneration.
When it comes down to BOTOX® vs XEOMIN® for wrinkle reduction, they use the same active ingredient. This ingredient works identically in both treatments, but there are some differences that may make one more favorable to certain patients. It is important to take a look at the differences and similarities of BOTOX® and XEOMIN® to better grasp how and why each treatment should be used.
Understanding What BOTOX® and XEOMIN® Share
To explore the differences between BOTOX® vs XEOMIN®, it’s essential to understand what these treatments have in common. The most noticeable of the common features between BOTOX® and XEOMIN® is the fact that they both utilize the same active ingredient. This is what allows each treatment to relax the muscles of the face, which in turn can drastically reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles originating in the muscles.
Another similarity is the fact that both treatments are injected into the skin. This allows for both fast and accurate treatment of wrinkles, which in turn allows the patient to see results immediately.
The last major feature that both treatments share is the duration of their treatments. They both can provide relief from certain types of deformations in the face for a period of six months to two years. The location of the injections, the patient’s body chemistry and other factors will influence the duration of each treatment.
BOTOX®: The Standard for Treating Muscle-Driven Wrinkles
BOTOX® was one of the earliest FDA-approved treatments of its kind. This has allowed it to progressively become the standard for treating muscle-related wrinkles in the face. The unique nature of BOTOX® has allowed it to be used to treat some of the most stubborn wrinkles and lines in the face. It also allowed for treatments like dermal fillers to be used alongside it to provide immediate and lasting restoration without the need for invasive surgeries.
When compared to XEOMIN®, BOTOX® is slightly larger due to the fact that it has a protein bound to the active ingredient. This means that the amount of BOTOX® injected will typically be more than the amount of XEOMIN® injected under the skin.
XEOMIN®: A More Direct Approach
XEOMIN® is different from BOTOX® and similar treatments due to the fact that there is no protein bound to the active ingredient. It exists in a pure state, which in turn means that the treatment requires less to be injected.
In addition, XEOMIN® does not have to be refrigerated before use. This may also help to increase the comfort a patient experiences during treatment.
BOTOX® vs XEOMIN®: Which Should You Use?
BOTOX® and XEOMIN® represent two similar treatments designed to effectively treat the same type of muscle-related deformations. While each treatment is slightly different, Dr. Jeneby often prefers XEOMIN® over BOTOX®.
During a consultation at Spa Black in San Antonio, our team of professionals can assess your skin’s unique needs before working with you to determine the most effective treatment for making your face look beautiful. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.