Chicago IL Facial Aesthetics | What the Heck is Xeomin?

WXeomin. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. And yet, it’s been around on our planet for years. So what is this treatment and what does it do? Read on for your crash course in Xeomin.

At the most basic level, Xeomin is a different form of botulinum toxin, aka Botox. It works almost the same way as Botox and is used to relax muscle movement in areas that contribute to wrinkles, such as the forehead.

While they share the same ingredients, Xeomin is created after an extra step of purification. While Botox retains a protective layer of proteins, this same layer is stripped from Xeomin.

As far as patients like you are concerned, these treatments offer nearly identical services. So why would you choose Xeomin over Botox?

Because of that stripped layer of proteins, it’s a great alternative for those who are feeling like their botox treatments aren’t working as well as they used to. The lack of a protective protein coating means that our bodies are less likely to develop antibodies to negate the effects of the treatment.

In blind studies, neither patients nor doctors could distinguish between the final results of the two treatments. However, many patients did note that there were reduced feelings of “tightness” with Xeomin as compared to Botox.

To determine which treatment, Botox or Xeomin, is right for you, you should consult with your doctor. Dr. McCullom has the expertise and in depth understanding of facial cosmetics that this short article could never provide. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and get started on achieving your own timeless beauty.