Monday, January 16, 2012
Botox vs. Xeomin
BOTOX® is the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, used to alleviate fine lines and wrinkles that are indicative of aging. Now, the FDA has approved Xeomin—an injectable that uses the same active ingredient as Botox for a face that’s younger, smoother, and more aesthetically pleasing. Xeomin’s results can last as long as six months and some doctors and patients prefer it over Botox injections. Read on to learn more about Xeomin pros, cons, side effects, and more.
Botulinum For Wrinkle Reduction
Botulinum toxin A has been FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles since 2002. A powerful neurotoxin, botulinum works by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscle contractions through injections. The popularity of botulinum has skyrocketed due to its efficiency and virtually no recovery time. Patients prefer it to superficial cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels because while they may be useful at fading minor fine lines, botulinum gets to the root of the problem and releases wrinkles for months at a time. On the other hand, botulinum injections do not require the same commitment, price, and recovery time as going under the knife for a major surgery like a facelift or brow lift.