You booked a BOTOX consultation, but your aesthetic injector is recommending Xeomin instead, or maybe you heard about Xeomin and think it might be a better option for you. It’s good to have questions and get more information about the treatments you receive, so let’s explore the similarities and differences between these two popular wrinkle relaxers available in our Santa Rosa Beach medical spa. About Botox BOTOX is a cosmetic treatment made from botulinum toxin A. As an injectable, it can be used to relax facial muscles and temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The effects of BOTOX can last up to four months. About Xeomin Xeomin is another injectable wrinkle relaxer, but it’s made from a different form of botulinum toxin A. It works in the same way as BOTOX to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but it is considered more “pure,” with fewer additional ingredients. What are the differences between BOTOX and Xeomin? The main difference between these two products is in their manufacturing processes. BOTOX is heat-treated, while Xeomin is not. This means that Xeomin contains fewer proteins than BOTOX. Some people do better with Xeomin because it has fewer ingredients. Like all treatments, nothing is 100% effective and safe for 100% of patients, so having a different formulation helps ensure more patients receive a safe, effective procedure based on their needs and goals as determined during a medical examination and consultation. Which is safer? Both BOTOX and Xeomin are very safe treatments. Both have been approved by the FDA for temporary wrinkle relaxation when administered by a trained and experienced aesthetic injector following a thorough medical examination and consultation. Which one is right for me? At our Santa Rosa Beach medical spa, we take a personalized approach to aesthetic treatments. After discussing your goals and concerns with you, we can recommend the treatment that is best suited to your needs. Both BOTOX and Xeomin are excellent wrinkle relaxers and both provide impressive results, but only after your consultation will we be able to determine which one is right for you. BEFORE & AFTER BOTOX What treatment areas is BOTOX FDA-approved to treat? BOTOX is an FDA-approved injection treatment for temporarily reducing wrinkles and fine lines in the upper face. It is most commonly used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also be used off-label to treat a variety of other areas such as the neck, jawline, and chin. What treatment areas is Xeomin FDA-approved to treat? Xeomin is FDA-approved to treat frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX, Xeomin is sometimes used off-label for other applications. What treatment areas is BOTOX FDA-approved to treat? BOTOX is an FDA-approved injection treatment for temporarily reducing wrinkles and fine lines in the upper face. It is most commonly used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also be used off-label to treat a variety of other areas such as the neck, jawline, and chin. Can I get Xeomin if I've had BOTOX before? Yes, you absolutely can get Xeomin if you have had BOTOX before. Although both BOTOX and Xeomin use botulinum toxin A, they are different products and can be used interchangeably for some patients. Your injector can help you decide which one is best for your specific needs. I've heard Xeomin is better for people with allergies. Is this true? It is not clear whether Xeomin is better for people with allergies than BOTOX. While both products contain a form of botulinum toxin A that has been purified, Xeomin does contain fewer proteins due to its manufacturing process. This could be beneficial for people with allergies because there are fewer proteins for their bodies to react to. Ultimately, only after your consultation with a trained and experienced aesthetic injector will you know for sure which treatment is best for your individual needs. Book a Consultation at Destin Botox Laser and Facial Aesthetics At our Santa Rosa Beach medical spa, we strive to provide the best possible treatments to meet our clients’ goals. Our team of experienced aesthetic injectors can help you decide on the right wrinkle relaxer for you. Contact us today to learn more about BOTOX and Xeomin or to book your consultation! If you have additional questions or concerns about either product, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help!