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Botox and Xeomin both fall into the category of “neuromodulators,” which are medications that can be injected into a muscle to temporarily prevent it from moving. This is how these medications reduce wrinkles.
Botox and Xeomin are basically just varying “brands” of the same medication with the same effects with a marked difference – Xeomin is considered a “naked injectable,” meaning that it has no additives. This is a great option for patients who may be more sensitive to allergic reactions or resistance to the neurotoxin. However, Xeomin does take a bit longer to set in (4 days compared to Botox’s 72 hours).
Xeomin and Botox are both used to treat fine lines and wrinkles including laugh lines, crow’s feet, and brow creases. If you’re interested in scheduling a treatment or have any questions, call us today. We’d love to help!