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Botulinum toxin type A products are abundant. In fact, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, they are the most widely used cosmetic treatments — surgical or nonsurgical — on the market.

They’ve held this title for years. But who are they? While most people associate the muscle-stopping injections with the brand Botox, Xeomin has been here for quite some time, making its own sizable splash in the aesthetic market.

Understanding the treatment, in general, is tough, especially when you are trying to figure out which is the best option for you. Our job here is to make that problem a little less overwhelming.

What Is Xeomin?

Xeomin is essentially the same substance that is used in Botox and Dysport: botulinum toxin type A. This compound derives from the same bacterium that is responsible for the infamous disease known as botulism. That might sound scary, but this purified form of this toxin is perfectly harmless and safe. (Unless you are an unwanted facial wrinkle, of course.)

What Is the Difference Between Xeomin and Botox?

Xeomin goes a step further in the purification process than Botox or Dysport, giving it the nickname “naked Botox.” Botox and Dysport both have an inactive protein in their formula that serves no purpose in their treatment. Xeomin removes this variable entirely.

The removal of that unnecessary protein can be necessary for the long-term use of botulinum treatments since it is those proteins that can cause the body to grow a tolerance to the active toxins. It might take years for a body to become desensitized to the injections, but Xeomin avoids that problem entirely.

Why Do We Need Xeomin?

As our bodies go through the natural aging process, specific processes begin to break down and reveal a more aged appearance. One of the main functions of that process is the breakdown of collagen in the skin, making it more susceptible to noticeable wrinkling.

Facial movement is the most radical contributor to the development of facial wrinkles since they directly cause the skin to crease. Xeomin stops that function in its tracks by using the botulinum toxin to block the communication between the facial muscles and the brain.

What Does Xeomin Treat?

Xeomin is used primarily to treat the wrinkles that develop between the eyebrows, known as glabellar or “11” lines, but it can also be used to treat other batches of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth.

Like all other botulinum toxin treatments, Xeomin can also be used as a preventative measure as well. If you are able to stop the development of wrinkles before they happen, then you can prolong the amount of time it takes for aging to really set in.

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Am I a Candidate for Xeomin?

The benefit of having multiple types of botulinum treatment is that some people are more responsive to certain formulas, so you can just do some trial and error to figure out which one is best suited for your specific needs.

Xeomin is a good option for anyone looking to improve or prevent facial wrinkles. As a minimally invasive injectable procedure, there are no limitations placed on what skin types or tones could be a good match for the injections.

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How Should I Prepare for Xeomin?

You don’t need to worry about any lengthy preparation process for Xeomin. The procedure is considered minimally invasive and can be done in a relatively short amount of time, meaning you can resume your usual routines immediately after the procedure as well.

At most, you may be asked to avoid excessive sunlight and any medication or supplement that could lead to excess bleeding. Other than that, we will let you know if there are any preparations unique to your case that you need to take.

How Much Xeomin Will I Need When Compared to Botox?

Both Xeomin and Botox average about 20 units per treatment, depending on your aesthetic goals. So if you are switching to Xeomin from Botox, or vice versa, you will not need to change the amount of product that you are using. (On the other hand, Dysport is on the heavier side, averaging about 40 units per session.)

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Xeomin?

Xeomin will offer two stages of results: immediate and progressive. It usually only takes about two to three days to see the full extent of the immediate results, but many patients let us know they are able to notice a difference in their appearance almost instantly.

As your muscles are kept from moving, the skin that is usually the victim of that movement is allowed to settle and decrease. This means that over the long term, you will experience continued improvement throughout your entire face.

Can I Mix and Match Xeomin and Botox?

Yes, Xeomin can be combined with other injectables like Botox and Dysport, as well as other minimally invasive procedures as part of an overall treatment plan. Injectable fillers are a popular option, as are many of our other aesthetic procedures.

The best way to figure out which combination is right for you is to reach out to one of our medical professionals for a consultation. During that meeting, we will be able to help you figure out what regiment is best suited for your aesthetic goals.

How Much Does Xeomin Cost?

The total price of your Xeomin treatment is dependent on a few different factors like your cosmetic goals, the amount of correction to be performed, the overall treatment plan, how your body reacts to the treatment, etc.

Earlier, we mentioned that the average amount of units for a single Xeomin session is about 20. Each unit will, on average, run you about $12 to $20 per unit (or vial). That means a session could run you between $240 and $400 per session. You will likely only need a few sessions per year to keep up with ideal results, which is good news for your wallet.

Expert Xeomin Injections at Aesthetic Envy

If you are ready to learn more about how Xeomin can help improve your aesthetic appearance, give our office a call at 916-584-9301. You can also fill out our online contact form to have a member of our team reach out to you at a better time. Whether you message or call, a staff member will get you set up with a consultation to get the ball rolling. We are looking forward to being your trusted partner through this process.