When it comes to eradicating facial wrinkles, patients now have more professional treatment options than ever. This includes injectables, such as XEOMIN® and BOTOX®, which utilize a unique substance. While these two treatments are incredibly similar, there are some minor differences that all patients should take into consideration before making a decision on which will help them meet their cosmetic goals.
The Origins of Facial Wrinkles
Soft lines and wrinkles around one’s eyes and forehead are a completely natural part of aging, but many patients find them to be unsightly. There are quite a few products that are designed to slow the signs of aging and prevent skin damage, but almost everyone will experience at least some wrinkles in their lifetime. In many cases, the wrinkles are the result of clenched muscles just below one’s skin.
When we are younger, our bodies produce proteins, such as elastin, that pull the skin tight. As time goes on, however, we produce less elastin, and the wrinkles will become more pronounced. After the lines and wrinkles have developed, cosmetic treatments are generally the only way to soften and tone the skin.
The Special Solution
There are quite a few different types of injectable treatments that all work in different ways. Options such as dermal fillers erase wrinkles by adding volume to areas of the face, such as the cheeks and lips.
XEOMIN® and BOTOX®, on the other hand, cause the facial muscles to relax. The special solution was originally used to treat chronic muscle disorders that resulted in spasms and migraines. Doctors began to notice that the skin near the injection sites tended to be much smoother than other areas of the body. After years of exhaustive research, the FDA approved this special solution for cosmetic use.
Choosing Your Treatment
Both of these treatments are dosed identically and have the same primary ingredients, but XEOMIN® does not contain the same proteins as BOTOX®. This means that XEOMIN® does not need to be transported at freezing temperatures.
In theory, XEOMIN® should also cause fewer allergic reactions due to the lack of protein, but those results have not been fully tested. For the patients who are receiving the injections, the differences between these two treatments will be almost unnoticeable.
A More Youthful Appearance in Just Seven Days
It generally takes around seven days for the full results of these two treatments to become apparent. Depending on one’s genetics and lifestyle habits, the results should last for anywhere from four to six months.
Learn More Today
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to visit Elan Med Spa in Fayetteville. We can evaluate your unique situation and help you decide which injectable is best for eliminating your wrinkles. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.