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BOTOX® Or Xeomin® — Which One Is Better?

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No one wants to look older than they feel. At Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, we offer the latest injectable options to fight some of the most common signs of aging. Over time with different injections, patients get a feel for which treatment works best for them. When initially deciding which one to use, it’s best to consult with an experienced injector. 

Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa offers a range of services at our state-of-the-art, luxury med spa in Fleming Island, FL, including BOTOX and Xeomin wrinkle relaxers. We offer options for all patients to serve their needs on a personalized basis. 

You can achieve a smoother, younger-looking complexion through the widely used wrinkle relaxers BOTOX and Xeomin. If you want to know which option may work best for your unique skin, read the information below and schedule an appointment at our luxury day spa. 

BOTOX and Xeomin – Similarities 

When you make an expression such as a smile or frown, the facial muscles contract. When repeated often enough, these contractions can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectable wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX and Xeomin use a purified strain of botulinum toxin to temporarily block the impulses that cause muscle contractions, lessening the appearance of these lines. Both are trusted and effective options used in med spas across the country. 

Not only that, BOTOX and Xeomin are FDA-approved cosmetic treatments to treat and improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines. This includes facial wrinkles such as Crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, and other concerns. When administered by a professional at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, it results in a dramatically younger, more energized appearance. 

BOTOX and Xeomin – What makes them different? 

If you are struggling with Crow’s feet or wrinkles between the brows, you may have considered an injectable to correct them. BOTOX may have been the only or more well-known treatment for patients in years past, but today there are more options available. There are several subtle differences between BOTOX and Xeomin that can offer distinct outcomes for patients. 

Formulation

When considering the differences between these two injectables, it comes down to the ingredients. BOTOX has additional ingredients and accessory proteins that surround the active ingredient botulinum toxin A. Xeomin is also made with botulinum toxin A, but is a "naked" injectable with no additives included. 

Storage

The unique formulation of Xeomin means it can be stored in room-temperature environments. This allows manufacturers to ship and store Xeomin worry-free. BOTOX has additives that require special storage and refrigeration before use. 

Results

Patients should notice visible improvements 3 – 4 days after their Xeomin injection, and the results should last about three months. With BOTOX, it normally takes 5 – 7 days before the effects can be seen, and the results may last 3 – 4 months. Keep in mind that with both injections, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments with Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa to maintain your results. 

Other considerations 

In some cases, patients can develop an immunity to BOTOX injections. This is because they have developed antibodies to resist the complex proteins. If that is the case, long-term patients of BOTOX can turn to the pure formula of Xeomin if the BOTOX treatments are not giving patients the results they’re looking for. 

Procedure technique and aftercare

When you arrive for your appointment, our experienced injector will evaluate your problem areas to determine which formulation works best for you. BOTOX and Xeomin are safe for all types of skin, but keep in mind that we do not recommend these injectables for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please inform a member of our staff about any other health concerns you may have. 

While BOTOX and Xeomin wrinkle relaxers have some differences, they are administered in the same manner. You may be asked to make several facial expressions, such as frowning or squinting, that allow us to visualize where to place the injections. Your injector will then use a very fine needle to administer treatment. Patients may feel a pinch or slight discomfort on the targeted area for just a moment. To make you feel more comfortable, Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa in Fleming Island, FL, may provide a local anesthetic if requested. 

You will be able to resume your activities as normal following treatment, but avoid vigorous activities like exercise until the following day. There may be some very mild swelling and bruising, but these common symptoms will dissipate within a few days and can be easily concealed with makeup. 

Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa

Thanks to wrinkle relaxer treatments, you can smile, laugh, and make a range of expressions without worry. Relax dynamic lines on your face and prevent new wrinkles from forming with BOTOX and Xeomin. Men and women alike receive outstanding results with just one appointment at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa. Schedule a consultation at our luxury med spa in Fleming Island, just south of Jacksonville, to create your unique treatment plan today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.