XEOMIN® vs. BOTOX®
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is an IncobotulinumtoxinA substance manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals. This neuromodulator injectable is used as a treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It can also be used to treat adults with blepharospasm or cervical dystonia.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an OnabotulinumtoxinA substance that has become synonymous with “erasing wrinkles.” This neuromodulator injectable is the first type of Botulinum Toxin manufactured and made available for cosmetic purposes.
How are XEOMIN® and BOTOX® Similar?
XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are both neuromodulators from Botulinum Toxin. These are neurotoxins specifically used to reduce contraction induced wrinkles.
Here are 3 similarities that XEOMIN® and BOTOX® share:
#1 Treatments in Defining Facial Lines
Smiling, laughing, frowning, and other facial expressions make facial muscles contract. These are repetitive facial muscle movements that cause fine lines to severe wrinkles.
Both XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are effective treatments in eliminating if not reducing facial lines and wrinkles. These 2 Botulinum Toxin formulations work by relaxing the targeted facial muscles. They temporarily block the nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction which results to wrinkles.
When the muscles are relaxed, they tend to reduce movement. This, in turn, decreases the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Are these cosmetic procedures safe?
Both XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are safe and FDA-approved. BOTOX® was approved by FDA in 2002. It was approved to cosmetically treat and temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines.
A study showed that XEOMIN® is safe and effective for adults diagnosed with cervical dystonia. In 2011, FDA approved XEOMIN® to be a safe acetylcholine release inhibitor and neuromuscular blocking agent. Thus, making XEOMIN® safe for cosmetic treatments involving crows feet, fine lines, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, and other facial wrinkles.
While XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are safe for all types of skin, it is highly recommended not to administer these substances to pregnant and breastfeeding moms. These cosmetic procedures should not be administered to individuals with neurological diseases unless approved by a qualified cosmetic doctor.
#3 Injectable Neurotoxins
How are XEOMIN® and BOTOX® administered?
Both XEOMIN® and BOTOX® come in injectables. A very fine needle is used to inject the Botulinum Toxin substance into the targeted muscle. However, you may feel a minimal discomfort like a tiny pinch on the targeted area.
For patients with a very low pain threshold, topical anesthetic cream or ice may be used prior to the administration of the Botulinum Toxin substance.
While XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are similar in some ways, they also differ in many ways. Whether in terms of benefits or formulation, these factors define each neuromodulator.
How is XEOMIN® better than BOTOX®?
While both XEOMIN® and BOTOX® are FDA-approved Botulinum Toxin injectables that help treat facial wrinkles, they differ in benefits, formulation and other factors. These differences make XEOMIN® a better choice to reduce fine lines and facial wrinkles.
Here are 5 reasons why you should choose XEOMIN®:
#1 No Complexing and Accessory Protein Contents
BOTOX® contains complexing and accessory proteins that surround Botulinum Toxin A. These proteins develop the risk of producing antibodies that may increase resistance to Botulinum Toxins.
These complexing and accessory proteins are not present in XEOMIN®. During the manufacturing process, the complexing proteins are removed from XEOMIN®, thus, producing a “purer” form of a Botulinum Toxin substance.
#2 Non-Development of Antibodies
In some cases, patients tend to become immune to BOTOX® and may be considered as “non-responder.” This means that antibodies have developed to resist the complex proteins in BOTOX®. Thus, leading to the ineffectiveness of the treatment.
While XEOMIN® lacks complex protein contents, it is considered more convenient than BOTOX®. The “pureness” of XEOMIN® helps prevent the formation of antibodies. It also helps prevent resistance to Botulinum Toxin A in treating neuromuscular conditions.
With the complexing and accessory proteins out of the picture, no antibodies or resistance will develop. Thus, helping you achieve the results you desire.
#3 Faster and More Effective Results
The Botulinum Toxin content in BOTOX® needs to unravel from its complexing and accessory proteins before it bonds to the targeted muscle. Since XEOMIN® does not contain protein additives, it bonds instantly to facial muscles. Thus, providing anti-aging effects faster. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles efficiently.
#4 No Refrigeration Needed
The formulation of XEOMIN® does not involve additives that require refrigeration. Compared to BOTOX®, XEOMIN® can be stored in room temperature. This makes XEOMIN® less likely to become unstable and ineffective. This also helps manufacturers ship XEOMIN® worry-free to their consumers.
#5 More Affordable
Manufacturing, marketing and shipping are 3 important factors in considering the cost of a product. The XEOMIN® formulation is simple and easy. It is manufactured in its “purest” form, hence, lesser ingredients and manufacturing processes. In addition, it does not need refrigeration which enables easier shipment. These make XEOMIN® comparably more affordable than BOTOX®.
These are just 5 reasons why XEOMIN® is a better choice for your facial wrinkle needs. XEOMIN® can help you say goodbye to the visible signs of aging.