By now, it is safe to assume that nearly every American has heard of Botox and its fantastic abilities to treat wrinkles, but few have heard of Botox’s new competitor on the market, Xeomin. Xeomin (or more formally known as incobotulinumtoxinA) works similarly as Botox in the fact that it blocks nerve activity in the muscles that causes a temporary reduction of muscle movement, and therefore decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. But why should you choose Xeomin over the more familiar neurotoxins Botox or Dysport?
According to the Tampa Xeomin experts, Xeomin shares a lot of the same properties as Botox, and the two Tampa injectables are very similar. Xeomin is a botulinum toxin type A and is given in the same dosage as Botox. What makes Xeomin different from Botox and Dysport is that it is a more pure form and doesn’t contain any additional additives. Since Tampa Xeomin injectables do not have anything added to them, it is less likely to cause adverse effects and allergic reactions. Another benefit of the purity of Xeomin is that the human body is less likely to become tolerant to the pure-form injectable, while some patients have developed antibodies to Botox and Dysport that causes rejection.
Both Tampa Botox and Xeomin take about 7 days for the full effects to be noticed, and the results last on average three to six months before another treatment is desirable. Some Tampa Xeomin specialists claim that Xeomin lasts a little bit longer. Dysport on the other hand, has a quicker onset time with the same three to six months of wrinkle reduction.
Dysport is advertised as 1/3 the price of Botox and Xeomin, but the average patient needs more injections to see a desired outcome, so the price ends up being the same as Botox. Currently, Xeomin in Tampa is the lowest priced option on the market. Dysport also has a tendency to diffuse a wider distance from the injection site.
All three drugs have the same potential risks, which should be discussed with your Tampa cosmetic surgeon. If you are interested in Xeomin, consult with the Xeomin specialists at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery of Tampa.