You will most likely observe similarities in text as we describe Xeomin, Botox, and Dysport because these fillers are extremely similar in what they contain and they do. Xeomin contains very incobotulinumtoxinA, a very pure protein that strongly relaxes the underlying muscles when injected into the area being treated. Often, treatment results will last for about 100 days (or roughly three months). Generally, facial aging is often the result of deep wrinkles as your facial muscles constantly contract. Xeomin works its wonders by relaxing these muscles and reversing facial aging. *

What Areas Respond Well? *

Xeomin is effective in areas and issues that Botox can also address, including the following*:

  • Horizontal Forehead Lines – These wrinkles form in the forehead when you raise your eyebrow.
  • Vertical Frown Lines (also known as the he 11’s) – These diagonal or vertical wrinkles tend to form when brows are furrowed, say when you’re angry.
  • Crow’s Feet – These wrinkles may appear on the outermost corners of the eyes due to constant squinting or smiling.
  • Brow Lift – Injecting to the outer brows can result to a subtle lift of the brows (around 2 to 3 mm)
  • Smoker’s Lines – These are small wrinkles that form with persistent pursing of the lips.
  • Jaw Reduction – Helps reduce the appearance of an enlarged outer jaw.
  • Neck bands – Xeomin treatments also help improve the appearance of neck bands that tend to form when smiling or speaking.
  • Hyperhidrosis, also known as Excessive Sweating – Injection can help control excessive sweating in the scalp, underarms, lower breasts, palms and the feet.

Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox Differences

Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox are extremely similar to each other. Xeomin is very identical to Botox in terms of dosing and its mechanism of action. In terms of molecular composition, Xeomin is slightly different to Botox because its active protein is a purer form than the protein found in Botox. In fact, it’s natural for doctors to switch between Xeomin and Botox because the dosing are quite similar to each other. Meanwhile, Dysport and Botox have differences in terms of dosing. It takes 2.5 units of Dysport to accomplish the same effects from 1 unit of Botox.

Will I Need Repeat Treatments?

Since Xeomin works like Botox and Dysport, treatments at our San Francisco Union Square office can last up to 3 months when used to improve areas of facial aging.* It can extend up to 6 months for excessive sweating.* With continued use over time, it has been shown to effectively sustain its muscle-relaxing effects.

Will I Get the Same Effect with Each Xeomin Injection?

Each patient has unique needs for the amount and location of the injection. This is where you can differentiate an expert and an inexperienced injector. An inexperienced provider will use the same one-size-fits-all approach while an expert injector will assess, evaluate, and treat each patient differently. At our practice, I am very careful in documenting my patients’ treatment sessions so our team can plan for and modify future treatments based on previous sessions. This helps accomplish exact desired outcomes. As a result, I strongly support the idea of putting limitations and only allowing medical professionals who are specifically trained in aesthetics to perform the injections.

How Safe is Xeomin?

At our practice, Xeomin treatments in San Francisco have a given dose range that is safe. This amount is what qualified injectors adhere to. Problems typically arise when it is injected more than the recommended dose, done by unqualified injectors, or if fake or Non-FDA approved products are used.

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* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.

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