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When to Get Xeomin Instead of Botox

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Injectables for smoother, younger-looking skin have become popular in cosmetic medicine. Three injectable treatments are commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport®.

They all contain botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum (a bacterial species). This neurotoxin relaxes targeted muscles at the injection site by blocking neuromuscular signals.

When the muscles relax, the overlying skin lays smoother, and pain or sweat from overactive nerves or muscles lessens. In addition, these treatments prevent new wrinkles from forming by inhibiting muscle movement.

Even though these treatments contain the same active ingredient, they differ in their application and formulation. They are all similarly effective. However, there is evidence that Xeomin works faster and longer. Some studies demonstrate Xeomin’s effects last longer in women treated for glabellar lines.

And yet, the course of treatment your doctor or other medical professional suggests is always the best option. There are certain conditions in which Botox or Dysport may be better suited.

How Xeomin Differs from Botox and Dysport

Xeomin, made by Radiesse®, has been used in Europe since 2008 and in the US since 2011. Xeomin, unlike Botox and Dysport, contains no additives. This may reduce product-related antibodies, meaning the body is less likely to develop a tolerance to the treatment. In addition, it works faster than Botox and is cheaper because it is a new product. Xeomin was FDA-approved in 2010, while Botox has been approved since 1985.

Xeomin FDA-Approved Uses

Xeomin is approved to treat excessive drooling or salivation (chronic sialorrhea), glabellar lines (frown lines) and other wrinkles. In addition, it can treat non-cosmetic conditions like abnormal eyelids (blepharospasm), limb (limb spasticity) or neck muscle (cervical dystonia) contractions. Off-label it can also treat headaches, migraines, overactive bladder, excessive sweating and neurological-disorder-induced urinary incontinence.

Commonly, Xeomin injections are chosen over Botox or Dysport for glabellar lines and chronic sialorrhea.

Xeomin Injections at Creative Facial Aesthetics

Xeomin injections are a non-surgical alternative to reduce moderate-to-severe wrinkles and treat other conditions. Treatments take a short time, about 10-20 minutes. They are relatively painless and are performed without an anesthetic. Numbing cream may be applied, but that is all.

Xeomin results are noticeable within a week, with improvements continuing for a month. The outcome typically lasts an average of three to four months. Repeat treatments are necessary to maintain your youthful appearance.

Find out more about this product and if it is the right one for your condition by contacting us in NYC to schedule a consultation with Michele Rivard, PA or Dr. Khosh.

Posted on behalf of Creative Facial Aesthetics

928 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

What our patients are saying

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 106 reviews

Stephen P.

I've been to Michele for a numbers of years for various procedures and she's fantastic, a true artist. Michele never pushes procedures, always takes her time and the final results are superb. I'm in the entertainment industry and need to look my best. I'm thrilled that she's now moved offices and I was able to track her down, I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. My advice, put yourself in her hands and trust and you'll be amazed at the results: not only is her work exceptional but very natural.

Robin M.

I have gone to Michele for more than 10 years, following her to her new location. It's so long ago but I think I heard of her expertise in a magazine article or blog. I trust Michele completely and have done botox and filler on many occasions during this time, The results are always perfect, so natural.

Scott S.

As someone who was very hesitant to try Botox, as I am a performer/dancer and expression is a huge part of my career, I could not be happier with the treatments I have received from Michele! I have gotten so many "You look so young!" and "You skin looks incredible!". Michele took her time to explain to me the benefits of different treatments and was very responsive to my concerns. I have recommended friends to her who are so grateful to me! As a person who came to aesthetic medicine through an incredible journey of her own, Michele is unparalleled in her compassion, skill and knowledge. Go see her! You will be in the BEST hands!

Melodie D.

Michele Rivard is the best I have had for my injections of botox and fillers. She is meticulous, exact and knows what needs to be done to make my face be the best it can be. I highly recommend her for whatever you want done and you will be happy with the results.

Meredith G.

Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!

Jackie C.

Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results

Kaitlin M.

Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.

Leah G.

Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!

Creative Facial Aesthetics

928 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM