What Is the Difference Between Xeomin® and BOTOX®?

  • April 12, 2022

It happens to all of us – one day, you glance at your reflection in the mirror and notice deepening 11 lines etched between your eyebrows or traces of crow’s feet that seemingly appeared overnight. These premature signs of aging come from everyday facial expressions – like squinting and frowning – you probably make unconsciously.

At Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt offers multiple minimally invasive solutions for his patients who want to look naturally younger and more refreshed without the potential side effects or extended healing time associated with surgery. BOTOX® and Xeomin® are two injectable products that force muscles to relax, thus smoothing out wrinkles.

How Do BOTOX® and Xeomin® Work?

BOTOX® and Xeomin® are neuromodulators derived from a purified version of botulinum toxin type A. By their nature, these products temporarily block the chemical signals that trigger muscle contraction. When the underlying muscles of your face have a limited ability to contract, it helps minimize existing fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously preventing new ones from forming.

While the effects of BOTOX® and Xeomin® injections are long-lasting, they aren’t permanent. After a few months, they’ll wear off, and the muscles will regain their ability to contract, causing the fine lines and wrinkles to reappear. However, if you love your revitalized look, Dr. Schmidt can maintain the results with regular neuromodulator injections scheduled three to six months apart.

BOTOX® vs. Xeomin®: Which One Is Better?

BOTOX® and Xeomin® have the same active ingredient, so the choice of product is less about which one is “superior” and more about what Dr. Schmidt suggests. The primary difference between them is that Xeomin® goes through an extra step of purification that allows its formula to eliminate the protein additives found in BOTOX®.

Xeomin®’s “naked” form of botulinum toxin bonds directly with your facial muscles and won’t cause your body to produce any antibodies in response. That’s why Dr. Schmidt often recommends Xeomin® as an excellent alternative for anyone who has been using BOTOX® for years and has started to find its effectiveness waning.

Advantages of Adding Neuromodulators to Your Anti-Aging Routine

Many busy women and men in the greater Denver area have discovered how easy it is to get the younger look they want without downtime. Here are some of the most notable benefits of BOTOX® and Xeomin® injections.

  • Painless, safe treatment: As an experienced injector, Dr. Schmidt prioritizes patient comfort and safety.
  • Subtle, natural-looking results: You should notice a visible improvement in the appearance of wrinkles within a few days.
  • Quick, discreet in-office procedure: Treatment with injectables creates minimal disruption in your life. We can have you in, out, and on with your busy day without delay.
  • No recovery time required: If you choose, you can return to work immediately after your appointment.
  • Few risks: There is no need for anesthesia with neurotoxin injections. Adverse side effects are rare with professionally administered treatment.

The Best BOTOX® and Xeomin® Injections in Denver

Are you ready to put signs of aging behind you? Reach out to us today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Schmidt. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he uses his skills and extensive experience to provide outstanding results and the utmost level of professional care for all his patients.

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