Bellevue Wrinkle Treatments and Fillers
Xeomin® is FDA approved alternative to Botox and Dysport. Although introduced in the US in 2010, Xeomin® has been used successfully in other countries since 2005. Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin® is designed to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and frown lines. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin, is exactly the same as in Botox and Dysport.
Xeomin® is the first toxin that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. Xeomin® also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A.
This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin® than other available neurotoxins. If you received Botox and found that your improvement is less than expected, didn’t last as long as it should, or has decreased for a given dosage, you may respond better to Xeomin®. People who respond poorly to Botox often respond well to Xeomin®. Failure to respond to Botox may be due to the formation of antibodies to proteins that surround the active ingredient of Botox. Since the active ingredient of Xeomin® is not coated with protein, antibodies do not form and the patient responds better.
The effects of Xeomin® occur within few days, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action.