Botox and Xeomin are both a neurotoxin that both contain botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin produced by a bacterial species called Clostridium botulinum that are injected in to the muscle. These neurotoxins have both been approved by the FDA for the use of minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. They both help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the targeted muscle by temporarily blocking the impulses of the nerve to want to contract, resulting in less movement therefore reducing the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles.
So if they are both neurotoxins and they both have the same end result for the target then what is the difference?
The main difference between these two neurotoxins is the formulation of them. Xeomin is considered a “naked” neurotoxin because it contains a single ingredient of botulinum toxin type A. Botox on the other hand includes a variety of protective protiens that are clustered around the active molecule.
Since Xeomin is a “pure form” it can help lower the chance of developing a resistance to treatment as to Botox there could be a possibility of the area building a resistance to the treatment. These two both have the same duration of result which can last up to 3-4 months. So you would still need to come in every 3-4 months for treatment to keep up the desired results you are wanting.
There really is no, one is better than the other, it is best to leave the decision up to your provider on which would best suit you due to medical history, facial features and desires of end result!