What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is another type of neuromodulator that has the same action as Botox. It is FDA approved to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes.
What is the difference between Xeomin and Botox?
Xeomin and Botox are both types of botulinum toxin A, however Botox has extra carrier proteins associated with the neurotoxin. Xeomin does not contain the additives that Botox contains. As a result, Xeomin can be stored at room temperature and there is theoretically less risk of developing a resistance to Xeomin compared to Botox.
Is Xeomin the same thing as filler?
No, Xeomin is a medication that works to block muscle contraction whereas filler is more like an implant. Filler is also injectable with minimal downtime and the effects last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Check out our filler page to see more details.
How much does Xeomin cost?
Xeomin can cost anywhere from $10-$14/unit depending on the practitioner. The rates are higher for one of our skilled physicians injecting the Botox as they will also provide a cosmetic consult for those patients that are new to the practice. This is beneficial for patients who are just exploring cosmetic options seeking a more rejuvenated face and may be unfamiliar with all the tools available
How long does Xeomin last?
The effects of Xeomin take about 5-7 days to appear and last for about 3-6 months.
What are the risks of Xeomin?
The risks of Xeomin are relatively low. The amount needed to cause weakness in some of the facial muscles will not be high enough to cause a problem throughout the body. The risks are higher with practitioners that are not skilled in Xeomin injection or those that are unaware of the potential risks.