Everybody knows about the wrinkle-reducing benefits of botox, but many people aren’t aware that there’s an alternative available, and it’s known as xeomin. But if you are considering treating those unwelcome forehead furrows you may be wondering what is the difference between botox and xeomin.
Botox and Xeomin
Botox and xeomin are cosmetic injectables that treat the same facial wrinkles, and work in a similar manner. They are both forms of botulinum toxin type A, and are used to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles such as forehead lines, and frown lines.
Botox and xeomin are muscle relaxers, so they work by interrupting the transmission of signals from the nerves to the muscles, thereby limiting muscle movement. This causes the muscles to relax, and reduces the appearance of forehead furrows and wrinkles over time.
Both brands last approximately 3-6 months (click here to learn more).
What is the Difference between Botox and Xeomin?
The key difference between botox and xeomin relates to how they are formulated. Botox is formulated with protective proteins, whereas xeomin only contains one ingredient, which is botulinum toxin A. Since Xeomin does not contain any additives, it is less likely that patients may become resistant to its effects, or have an allergic reaction to it (learn more).
Also, since botox has added proteins, it requires refrigeration before use, but xeomin does not. The fact that xeomin does not require refrigeration before being administered, helps to simplify transportation and storage.
Botox and xeomin also differ in their onset of action. Botox typically starts to take effect within 3 days, while xeomin takes 4 days.
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