Xeomin and Botox

What Are The Differences Between Xeomin And Botox Injections?

Today when people seem to be conscious about the way they look, science will be ready to give an answer. Tons of anti-aging treatments are available including non-surgical remedies that are proven to help erase traces of fine lines and wrinkles from the skin. The good news is that along this line, there is more to just Botox as an option. There are also Xeomin injections that will help with the dramatic change in your skin as you get rid of signs of aging. Let’s find out about Xeomin and Botox in this post.

Botox Defined

Botox is manufactured by the company Allergan and is classified as an injectable neuromodulator. It is an injectable that promises to eliminate wrinkles as well as other signs of facial aging. Botox contains a specific type of protein which the Xeomin does not have. This is one point that makes the two different from each other.

Xeomin Defined

Xeomin is also classified as an injectable neuromodulator, but is manufactured by another company, Merz. As such, it is expected to help temporarily alter nerve impulses for specific muscles targeted by the treatment. This allows reduction or even elimination of wrinkles induced by contraction.


The first point of difference between Botox and Xeomin injections has been mentioned awhile back, that is, through the special protein present in the Botox which the Xeomin does not have. Botox contains protective proteins and is noted to weigh about 900kD. The presence of proteins in the injection allows it to work a little bit longer with an onset of between three and five days.

Additionally, these two have different formulations for the same substance, Botulinum Toxin A. Just the same, this substance with different formulations will help target facial areas that have been bothered by wrinkles with the aim of relaxing such muscles to get rid of the signs of aging.

Take note that between these two injections, it was Botox which first made its way on the market as it was launched in 2002. It was only after 9 years, in 2011, when Xeomin injections were launched and approved by the FDA. This was two years after another form of injectable was launched in the market, Dysport manufactured by Medicis.

Xeomin as Naked Botox

It has to be pointed out that Xeomin is a purified neuromodulator because it contains merely the botulinum toxin without the carrier proteins found in Botox. This means that chances of allergic reactions may be fewer when using this option. It does not require refrigeration like Botox does thus allowing easier shipping and storage as well.


Apart from being injectable neuromodulators, Botox and Xeomin also share the same benefits that are proven to give more satisfying results when it comes to reducing the signs of aging while restoring the skin to its youthful appearance. Both are proven to dramatically improve appearance of deep wrinkles and can also help patients deal with chronic migraines. The good thing about these two treatments is that they can provide the capability of lifting the eyebrows and relaxing facial muscles. They can also reduce excessive sweating and without too much downtime.

This article was not written by Dr. Robert S. Fischer M.D and may not represent his views. To talk to Dr. Robert S. Fischer M.D. please contact the office directly.

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