Xeomin VS. Botox - FAQs About Injectables at Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa
Many people get confused about injectables because there are many brands that can provide similar outcomes for skin treatment. Two of the main brands we get questions about at our Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa office are Botox and Xeomin.
Dr. Sabharwal has been helping patients understand the difference in the Kissimmee, FL area and would like to share her thoughts online as well.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is the brand name for incobotulinumtoxinA injections. Xeomin is often used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Injections should be given every three to four months for consistent results.
What is Botox?
Botox is a commonly used botulinum toxin injection for cosmetic purposes. Botox contains onabotulinumtoxinA and is injected every three to four months. It is also FDA approved for headaches and migraines as well as other conditions.
Are Xeomin and Botox the Same?
Xeomin and Botox both contain botulinum toxin. But they are not the same drug. Unlike Botox, Xeomin contains a different form of botulinum toxin with no accessory proteins. Essentially, Xeomin is a more purified toxin.
Xeomin or Botox - Which is Better?
Xeomin and Botox both work to smooth the skin and get rid of frown lines. While they are both comparable in effectiveness, some studies have shown that Xeomin has a quicker onset of action and a longer duration. The best treatment is the one that your practitioner recommends for your specific condition.
Can I use Xeomin or Botox with Alcohol?
Alcohol has blood-thinning properties, which may worsen the side effects of some drugs. It’s usually recommended to hold off on drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before and after your Xeomin or Botox session. Otherwise, alcohol may increase the risk of bruising or swelling around the treatment area.
Which Lasts Longer: Xeomin vs. Botox?
Botulinum toxin injections usually last at least three months. Some people may experience effects that last up to four to five months or longer depending on the area treated and the dose injected. According to some studies, women who received Xeomin for glabellar lines reported longer-lasting effects compared to Botox.
How Fast Does Xeomin and Botox work?
Xeomin and Botox both start working right after they are injected into the targeted facial muscles. However, the visible effects of these treatments may not be seen for at least seven to fourteen days after administration. It’s best to follow up with your provider seven to 14 days after your treatment to evaluate the results.
For more information, or to schedule your Botox or Xeomin appointment at Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa, located in Kissimmee, FL. You can request a consultation online or give us a call at (407)766-6080 today.