Botox and Xeomin are popular go-to injectables. Both Botox and Xeomin safely erase wrinkles, creases, and crow’s feet without creating a frozen, unnatural appearance. Dr. Daniel J. Leeman and our medical team perform these injectable treatments with results that always look natural, never exaggerated or fake. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if Botox and Xeomin are the right treatments to fulfill your aesthetic needs. We look forward to hearing from you!
What is Botox/Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are prescription medicines called neuromodulators injected into muscles for multiple purposes. Botox and Xeomin are most commonly used to improve moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Treatable areas include:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Forehead lines, lip lines around the mouth
- “Bunny lines” on the side of the nose
- Neck bands
- Tension headaches
- Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty palms and underarms)
Botox and Xeomin are also used to prevent chronic headaches and migraines in adults. Neuromodulators can also be used to help relieve increased muscle stiffness in the head and neck or muscle spasms in the neck or eyes.
How do Botox and Xeomin injections work?
Dr. Leeman uses Botox or Xeomin injections to block “nerve impulses.” By injecting Botox or Xeomin into muscles, the muscle can no longer be stimulated, which leads to a decrease in muscle contraction and fewer wrinkles, muscle pain, or muscle spasms in the injected area.
How long do Botox and Xeomin injections last?
Both Botox and Xeomin injections last approximately 3 to 6 months, with the peak effect in two weeks from the time of injection. Repeat injections are usually done 3 to 4 times per year.
What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?
Both Botox and Xeomin are composed of Botulinum Toxin A, a protein used to relax muscles. Proteins used in Xeomin injections are slightly smaller, which causes them to act more quickly. As a result, patients using Xeomin may find faster results. Botox and Xeomin have a comparable duration of results.
Are there any side effects with Botox and Xeomin?
Although both of these treatments have been tested and approved for safety and efficacy, possible side effects include:
- Mild headache (rare)
- Bruising at injection site
- Possible drooping of upper eyelid (rare), treatable with eye drops.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of Botox and Xeomin? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if these safe, effective and nonsurgical wrinkle reduction treatments are right for you!