Botox vs Xeomin
At ElleHomme in Chicago, we know that when it comes to cosmetic procedures, one size does not fit all. We are dedicated to offering all of our patients an individualized treatment plan that caters to their needs. That is why we are proud to offer a variety of different neurotoxins – such as Botox and Xeomin – to help our patients rejuvenate their complexion.
Both Botox and Xeomin are FDA approved to help correct fine lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines. They are made out of a purified form of the neurotoxin botulinum toxin A. When injected, they block the nerve signals to the muscles that create these creases and temporarily paralyze them. This allows the skin to smooth out and lines and wrinkles to fade away.
These treatments only take about 30 minutes and are almost completely painless. In addition, there is no downtime afterwards, meaning that you don’t have to take a lot of time out of your schedule. Serious side effects from either of these treatments are rare, although you may experience some mild redness, bruising or swelling which should go away shortly.
The biggest difference between Botox and Xeomin is their ingredients. While Botox includes additives, Xeomin is purely botulinum toxin A. This allows Xeomin to get to work faster once it has been injected. Botox has to free itself from its additives before binding to the muscles, but Xeomin is able to attach itself immediately. Because of this, results from Xeomin often appear sooner than results from Botox, only taking about 5 days to become visible.
Another benefit of Xeomin is that your body is less likely to develop a resistance to it over time than Botox. Some patients develop antibodies to the additives in Botox, making it less and less effective. In contrast, Xeomin’s pure form makes it much harder for your body to learn to resist it. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of Xeomin treatments for a much longer time.
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If you live in the Chicago area and would like to know more about these treatments, contact us today! Our highly trained staff will help you to understand each treatment and choose the one that’s best for you. Don’t wait any longer to get the clear, smooth complexion you’ve been dreaming of!