“What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?” and “Which is the best one?” are two questions about facial injectables that commonly get asked. Botox is a leading cosmetic treatment that drastically reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, lines on the forehead and frown lines. With US FDA approval and launch of this revolutionary anti-aging product in 1989, millions continue to turn to Botox over 20 years later as part of their aesthetic regimen for looking younger. However, two other neurotoxins have entered the market as well and are having equally great success :Dysport (US FDA approved 2009) and Xeomin (US FDA approved 2011).
Better or worse than Botox?
Xeomin is the first neurotoxin that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. Xeomin also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body can develop antibodies in response to a foreign substance making it less effective. Another difference is onset of action. The effects of Xeomin occur within one to two days, which makes it the perfect choice for a quick treatment before a big event the next day. Like Botox the results are very natural and last from three to four months.