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Xeomin (or incobotulinumtoxinA) is the newest generation of botulinum toxin Type A medication to treat wrinkles; it’s related to the older, better-known Botox. Botox came first, then Dysport and now Xeomin.
Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is used as an anti-aging treatment to temporarily reduce moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles such as frown lines near the eyebrows, crow’s feet near the eyes, and wrinkles on the forehead.
Just as with the two others, Xeomin works by blocking nerve impulses to muscles that cause wrinkles.
Like the others, Xeomin has a muscle relaxing effect beginning in about 3 – 7 days after injection. And, it remains effective for about 3 to 5 months.
Many of our patients prefer Xeomin over the older types of botulinum toxin because Xeomin is purer and has no additives, which means less chance of causing an allergic reaction.
Xeomin versus Dysport or Botox
Although all three medications are similar, there are still some important differences. One distinct advantage of Xeomin over Botox and Dysport is that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. This helps during shipping, and makes the medication more convenient for practitioners to handle.
Another important difference is that Xeomin contains no additives. This can help reduce the possibility that a patient may develop antibodies to the medication.
Time-wise, it takes about a three days to a week for Xeomin’s full effects to develop. And, the results from treatment can last between 3 to 6 months.
Tucson’s expert providers of Xeomin treatments
It’s important to remember that Xeomin, Botox and Dysport should never be injected in places such as beauty salons, shopping centers, nor at so-called “Botox parties.”
Instead, it’s better to receive injections of Xeomin, Botox or Dysport only from board-certified practitioners such as our team here at Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics.
With more than 25 years of experience in reducing wrinkles, we can help you look and feel your best.
To learn more about whether Xeomin, Botox or Dysport may be right for you, just contact us for a confidential consultation.