(incobotulinumtoxinA), is quite comparable to Botox. It is measured in the same units as Botox, with treatments costing about the same as Botox. Side effects are also similar due to the same active ingredient.
Xeomin is commonly referred to as the “pure” or “naked” Botox since it contains only botulinum toxin A. It does not have any additional additives or accessory proteins, unlike its competitors. The active part of both Botox and Dysport are surrounded by protein coatings. However, Xeomin undergoes an extra step of purification resulting in no proteins during the manufacturing process.
A benefit of Xeomin is that antibodies and resistance are less likely to occur. It may be a good choice for people who feel that their Botox and Dysport treatments aren’t working the way they have in the past. If someone is becoming immune to the proteins coating the active part of Botox and Dysport, it is not going to be as effective. Since Xeomin does not have these proteins on the outside, it is much less likely that users will develop antibodies to it.
Is Xeomin the same as Botox?
Xeomin and Botox are both contain botulinum toxin a and work the same way. The main difference between the two lies on a molecular level within their molecular formulations. While Botox has protective proteins surrounding the active molecule, Xeomin does not. Xeomin contains only botulinum toxin a and is often called the “pure” or “naked” Botox
Does Xeomin last longer than Botox?
The lasting effects of both treatments are the same—about 3 months. The effect of Xeomin and Botox are typically noticed around 7 days after it has been injected. The overall effects resulting from Xeomin and Botox are the same
Is Xeomin better since it is a “pure” or “naked” form of Botox?
Although the basic structure of Xeomin and Botox are different, the toxin is the same. Botox is encased within a protein structure that can cause immune reactions that can eventually block the actions of botulinum toxin when injected. Xeomin can be viewed as having an advantage over Botox as it causes no antibody formation with repeated injections.
Xeomin is a product of Merz and is commonly referred to as the “pure” or “naked” Botox. The overall effects of Xeomin and Botox are the same. Both possess nerve blocking abilities that reduce dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by movement) and have lasting effects that are typically seen for about 3-4 months. Xeomin and Botox have an onset usually noticed around 7 days after treatment but can take up to 2 weeks for the full effect to be seen. It is measured in the same units as Botox, with treatments costing about the same as Botox. Side effects are also similar due to the same active ingredient.
The way Xeomin differs from Botox and Dysport is that it is the only botulinum toxin-free of additional additives and accessory proteins. During the manufacturing process, Xeomin undergoes an extra step of purification. Since Xeomin is free of accessory proteins, it is less likely to develop antibodies and become resistant to them. Since it is free of accessory proteins, it is molecularly lighter than its competitors and may migrate quicker, diffuse less, and have more precision.
Xeomin is a good choice for people who feel that their Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau treatments aren’t working the way they used to. Botox resistance is a situation that results in underwhelming effects, a very short-lived effect, or no effect at all. It is thought that a patient can develop this phenomenon when their body builds up antibodies against the protein coating on the active part of the botulinum toxin molecule. Since Xeomin does not have the extra proteins on the outside of its molecule, it is much less likely to cause antibody formation with repeated injections. If someone is noticing that they are not achieving the same degree of muscle immobility or that their treatment is not lasting as long as it once was, then it’s very possible that they are becoming immune to the protein coating. Because Xeomin does not have the extra accessory proteins encasing its molecular structure, it is much less likely that patients will develop antibodies and resistance to it.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Xeomin injections take about 15 minutes to perform with an average overall visit of 30 minutes.
Do Xeomin Injections Hurt?
The needles used to administer Xeomin are small. Very small. Numbing cream or ice can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to treatment for patients with a low pain tolerance.
What Should I Do After Receiving A Treatment?
After receiving a treatment, it is extremely important to do everything you can to prevent the spreading and diffusion of the medication from the injection site(s) into surrounding tissue. You want to ensure that it stays where it was placed. A few important practices and “dont’s” to follow after injection are:
Do not rub or massage the injected area for 4 hours after treatment.
Avoid any strenuous activity and exercise for 24 hours after treatment. This is because exercise increases blood flow through the muscles and could potentially cause diffusion. You also increase the risk of toxin migration by wiping your face to remove sweat and excessive perspiration. Skip the gym or get your work out in before receiving your treatment.
Keep upright for 4 hours. No lying forward on your head. If you are planning on getting a massage, do so beforehand.
Avoid hat, headbands, and anything that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
Avoid other skin treatments. Neuromodulators can be received on the same day during the same visit with other skin treatments but it must be performed last to prevent spreading. Think of your toxin treatment as “icing on the cake”.