Comparing XEOMIN® treatments to BOTOX® helps our Tampa patients choose with confidenceFor many years, BOTOX® has been the most popular injectable solution for men and women seeking facial rejuvenation. With a base of highly purified botulinum toxin type A, it has demonstrated significant success at minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In the years since its development, BOTOX® has maintained its popularity. However, innovation has brought alternatives that are worth considering. At Lombardi Institute of Dermatology, we explain to patients how XEOMIN® treatments may compare to BOTOX®, and which injectable used in our Tampa office may meet their needs.
BOTOX® and XEOMIN®, making the comparisonIn many ways, these two injectable solutions are quite similar. Most patients obtain their desired benefit with a comparable dosage, and, according to research, the onset of muscle relaxation occurs in about the same amount of time. Results of treatment are similar as well. Most patients maintain smooth skin for three to six months. The longevity of results has more to do with individual factors such as activity level and natural metabolism than the product used to rejuvenate the face.
Where XEOMIN® differs from its predecessor is in its formulation. The base remains the same. However, the botulinum toxin A contained in this product is not combined with carrier proteins. This characteristic has led to the nickname "The Naked Botox." The stripped-down formulation of a single ingredient is thought to make treatment less likely to produce an allergic response. It is also believed that the use of botulinum toxin A alone will not cause resistance with continued use. Due to the additives in BOTOX®, it is possible that the body will not respond to its wrinkle-reducing effects after some time.
There are several factors to consider when selecting which anti-aging product is right for your skin and your needs. Your experienced, board-certified dermatologist has spent time learning about the variances among injectables. For instance, the lack of protective proteins around the botulinum toxin in XEOMIN® may lead to more diffusion of the product through the treatment area.
As with any cosmetic treatment, experience and precision techniques are crucial to the outcome. Our goal is your ultimate satisfaction. To learn more about your options for wrinkle reduction, schedule a consultation with us.
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