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Xeomin and Botox, What Are The Main Differences?

Xeomin and Botox, What Are The Main Differences?


Since its discovery and implementation into the beauty industry, botulinum toxin has been sought after by many hoping to reduce the appearance of their prominent wrinkles. Though once a dangerous and life-threatening toxin, botulinum toxin has been refined and deemed both safe and effective at creating a younger-looking appearance in its patients. With the diversification of products containing botulinum toxin, Botox no longer has a monopoly over the injectable youth serum market. Xeomin is quickly gaining popularity in this space and many may wonder what the difference between the two really is. 

What is Xeomin?

IncobotulinumtoxinA, better referred to as Xeomin, is a solution that is injected into the facial muscles in order to prevent the development of wrinkles. Xeomin contains a form of botulinum toxin that allows it to weaken the facial muscles and prevent any unwanted facial expressions as well as their repercussions in the form of facial creases. 

Xeomin has been made very appealing compared to its competitors. Many faithful botox users have considered switching over or have already done so because the chemical makeup of Xeomin is cleaner and removes unnecessary additives. 

What is Botox?

Botox is a concentrated form of the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum and was created in order to improve the look of wrinkles and other unwanted facial creases. This is a common option for many seeking to look younger or more rejuvenated because it was the first injectable form of botulinum toxin ever created. Botox works by preventing communication between the face’s muscles and nerves. Due to the inability of these important structures to communicate, botox temporarily paralyzes or freezes the movement of the area it is injected into. 

For the most part, botox is not permanent and will begin to wear off after a certain amount of time. The amount of time it takes to disintegrate depends on the chemical makeup of each person’s body and how fast they are able to metabolize the product. 

What Is The Difference Between The Two?

Though both Botox and Xeomin contain botulinum toxin, the chemical compound of both solutions differs greatly. While the benefits of both are quite similar, there are a lot of differences that set them apart from each other including:

  • The solution- Contrary to Botox, Xeomin doesn’t contain accessory proteins and is instead a pure form of botulinum toxin. Unlike Botox that needs to be kept cool before use, Xeomin can be left at room temperature comfortably. 
  • The affected areas- While both Botox and Xeomin can be used all over the face if needed or wanted, they are better at treating different areas. Botox is best at fixing frown lines and crows feet while Xeomin is better at fixing the glabella, or the space between the eyebrows. 

Both of these injections are highly effective and capable of delivering fantastic results to patients. A medical professional may recommend one over the other depending on your specific needs or the rate at which you metabolize solutions. 

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