When most people think about products for wrinkle reduction, BOTOX® is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, BOTOX® isn’t the only injectable treatment for wrinkles on the market; patients can now choose from other available options. Among these options is XEOMIN®, a product quickly gaining traction as a great BOTOX® alternative. Like BOTOX®, XEOMIN® prevents the formation of dynamic wrinkles brought on by facial muscles. Many patients aren’t sure how the two products differ, and before they make a decision, they want an answer to this question.
BOTOX® or XEOMIN®?
The two products are similar in many ways, but they come with some important differences. Like BOTOX®, XEOMIN® contains the same active ingredient in the same dosages. The major difference is that XEOMIN® leaves out many of the additives found in BOTOX®.
When patients experience adverse reactions after receiving BOTOX®, it is almost always the additives causing the problems. Since XEOMIN® doesn’t contain these additives, it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction in patients.
Another benefit to this alternative treatment is that unlike other injectables, patients have a much lower chance of growing immune to it. Over time, many patients may develop antibodies to counteract products like Dysport® and BOTOX®. Once this happens, the body will begin to reject these products, wiping out any future treatments. Since XEOMIN® doesn’t contain as many ingredients, there isn’t much for your body to develop a resistance against. This leads to better, more repeatable results in many cases.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Alternative treatment options can help reduce dynamic wrinkles, but treatments like these can be time-consuming. XEOMIN® generally takes just minutes and requires no set downtime, meaning once the procedure is completed, patients can go back to their daily routine and resume most all of their normal activities. The treatment precisely targets the wrinkles the patient wants to reduce, which can provide more desirable and reliable results than treatments that target the entire face.
An Effective Alternative to BOTOX®
With so many advantages that come with XEOMIN®, it is no surprise that it is becoming such a popular alternative to BOTOX®. If you like the sound of an effective injectable treatment that comes with fewer additives and satisfying results, this treatment may be able to help you. Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes proudly offers both BOTOX® and XEOMIN®. Schedule an initial consultation to see if one of these injectables can work for you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!