As of late, there has been a lot of talk about Xeomin. Many are claiming that it works just as well as Botox but it is usually less expensive. Now Botox and Xeomin are safe for all skin colors and skin types. However, there are some differences between the two.
Currently, Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide. It is an FDA approved method utilized to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Due to its effectiveness, the popularity of Botox has drastically increased. Although it contains botulinum toxin, many prefer Botox as opposed to and microdermabrasion cosmetic methods. As well, it is a non-invasive treatment that does not involve major surgery such as a brow lift or facelift.
Other Dermal Injectables
Undoubtedly, there are other dermal fillers that do not contain botulinum like Botox such as Juvederm and Restylane. However, these injectables actually “fill out” the wrinkles instead of relaxing the muscles underneath. However, the newly FDA approved Xeomin offers the benefits of botulinum but in a completely different way.
A Single Ingredient
Xeomin is composed of just one ingredient – botulinum toxin A. However, it does not contain any additives like other dermal fillers. It is a much purer form that the body is most likely to accept. In fact, some patients acquired antibodies to Botox and Dysport, which in turn lead to their bodies rejecting the treatments.
When compared to Botox, Xeomin is about the same except for its purer ingredients. Xeomin is also measured in the same units as Botox. This makes the learning curve much easier for physicians and aestheticians.
And to top it off, according to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, since there are no additives used, there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin compared to other available neurotoxins. The Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery also adds that the cost of Xeomin will most likely be slightly lower than Botox. Plus the full effects of Xeomin are within a week and lasts three to six months, very similar to Botox.
The cost of Xeomin is currently lower than Botox. But since it is relatively new to FDA approval, average costs are difficult to calculate.
The cost for treatments also involves several variables such as the amount of Xeomin needed and a patient’s needs. Generally, charges are calculated per units used during treatment. On the average, men need more units than women. This is because their muscles are bigger.
Johns Creek Dermatology
To learn more about Xeomin, schedule an appointment at Johns Creek Dermatology with Dr. Shereen Timani, M.D. for consultation. You can also contact the well-seasoned staff for any questions.
Dr. Timani is a renowned for her knowledge and treatment for skin conditions, her expertise in Dermatopathology as well as her amazing skills with anti-aging methods. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is prominent for her extensive and comprehensive training.
Shereen Timani, M.D. also has a philosophy that she lives by in order to provide outstanding and compassionate medical care. Some of her curriculums include:
• On the Board Certified American Board of Dermatology
• Chair of Dermatology Division, Emory Johns Creek Hospital
• On the Board Certified American Board of Dermatology and Pathology
• Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology of Emory University Hospital Midtown
Johns Creek Dermatology is located in Johns Creek Georgia and services the Alpharetta, Suwanee, Roswell, Duluth, Dawsonville, and the Cumming areas.