BOTOX vs. XEOMIN: Which One Is Right for You?

A woman with her hands on her face.

Face injections used to be simple: you’d see your cosmetic doctor and they’d give you a dose of BOTOX®. However, due to modern advances, more and more choices for facial injections keep popping up. XEOMIN® and Dysport® are two other options, but how do they compare against BOTOX®? Dysport® doesn’t offer many advantages when compared against BOTOX; however, XEOMIN® is only comprised of a single ingredient, leading people to believe that it may the healthier choice. Below you will find a side-by-side comparison of the two treatments.

What Are BOTOX® and XEOMIN®?

Both injections are made from similar compounds. BOTOX® contains additive while XEOMIN® only contains the main ingredient. BOTOX® tends to take effect faster. XEOMIN® is actually the slowest acting of any facial injection, meaning it will take longer to see results. BOTOX® will begin to take effect in about 72 hours; it takes XEOMIN® over 4 days before results can be seen.

However, XEOMIN® does have one main advantage over BOTOX®. Due to it not having any other additives, a patient will be less likely to receive the treatment negatively. The body won’t be creating antibodies to fight any of the ingredients found in XEOMIN®.

Which One Is Right for You?

A study in which individuals were given each drug at the same time on each side of the face, BOTOX® was the clear winner. Test subjects were found to have a longer reduction of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles for the entire study. Test subjects were checked at 2 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, and 4 months, and most subjects showed that it was the superior product.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is also right for you. XEOMIN® may be the choice you ultimately go with due to its lower risk.

Seek Consultation

If you wish to learn more about either product or have the procedure done, we invite you to seek consultation right away. Speak with one of our specialists in Cedar Park and Georgetown in Texas and learn exactly which product is the best match for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!