Though nobody likes to admit it, lines and wrinkles are normal in aging. When these lines appear, you may feel discouraged about what you see in the mirror, which can affect your self-confidence. Luckily, there are several options to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles so that you can feel confident. We know that choosing an anti-wrinkle regimen is an important decision. If you've tried serums or creams and are disappointed with your results, it may be time to turn to injectables, such as Xeomin or Botox.

Skin Rejuvenation and Wrinkle Reducing Treatments

The biostation offers Xeomin and Botox injections to those who want youthful skin and want to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. These treatments can also correct the lines you currently have. Our aesthetics experts can help you develop an anti-aging plan to help combat the unwanted signs of aging, possibly including injectables. Here are some of the similarities and differences between Xeomin and Botox.

Xeomin vs. Botox

Xeomin and Botox are injectables that belong to the neuromodulator family. Both of these injections include a purified form of the botulinum toxin. However, the formula, dosing, and potency vary from one to the other. Neuromodulators target movement, which is the underlying cause of wrinkles; they temporarily interrupt the muscle contractions that are known to cause wrinkles. Xeomin and Botox block the nerve signal that causes a muscle to move, allowing it to relax and allowing the skin to smooth and soften the appearance of wrinkles over time.

What Is Xeomin?

Xeomin behaves like Botox and is made from the same purified protein. The difference between Xeomin and Botox is that Xeomin is purified and isolates the therapeutic component of the protein molecule, and the accessory proteins are filtered out. Because Xeomin is an active protein in its purest state, it doesn't need to be refrigerated before use. Some people state that Xeomin is more comfortable upon injection because it's injected at room temperature.

What Is Botox?

Botox is one of the world's most tested, studied, and performed aesthetic treatments. It's been approved in 76 countries, including in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration to improve the appearance of frown lines and crow's feet. There are also many off-label uses for Botox, such as addressing forehead lines, bunny lines, and more.

Botox can also be used strategically to lift and arch around the eyebrow area to open the eyes and reduce a drooping brow. It's also used to improve the appearance of a gummy smile by reducing the pull of the muscles around your lips.

Treatment Results

The physical results of Xeomin and Botox are the same. You'll experience relaxed muscle movement, which causes an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Xeomin can improve your appearance as early as one day after treatment, whereas Botox can take three to five days after treatment for results to appear noticeable. Xeomin might be a better option for someone who has an upcoming event and needs results faster than they would see with Botox.

Results for both Xeomin and Botox can last up to four months. The timeline varies from person to person. Our aesthetics specialists will work with you to develop a plan to help you maintain your youthful-looking appearance.

Is Xeomin or Botox Better?

Xeomin and Botox are both great options for an anti-aging routine. A consultation at the biostation can help develop the right plan for you by discussing multiple factors. We'll ask about any previous treatment history, your goal, and whether you have prior neuromodulator experience. If you've had Botox previously and it worked well, it might also be the right course of action. If you've developed a tolerance to Botox, Xeomin might be a better choice.

A Customized Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

Fighting the signs of aging doesn't have to be complicated. At the biostation, we have medically safe solutions that have been proven effective in combating the looks of fine lines and wrinkles to deliver the results you desire. Our experts will be able to make a recommendation based on the areas of your face that are bothering you, your goal, and whether or not you've had neuromodulators in the past.

Our treatments are always performed precisely and through a personalized treatment plan to leave you feeling beautiful. You'll only pay for the amount of Xeomin or Botox you receive. Our products are never diluted, and we strictly follow the American Society of Plastic Surgery guidelines for reconstitution.

Before Treatment

Xeomin and Botox are both minimally invasive procedures. You can do a few things to ensure comfort during and quick healing after your infections. These include:

  • Avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John's wort to help reduce the risk of bleeding or bruising during your procedure.
  • Remaining hydrated prior to your procedure.
  • Avoiding vitamin E, vitamin C, and fish oil supplements for 24 hours before treatment because they can thin the blood and increase your risk of bruising.
  • Purchase an arnica supplement to expedite the healing process.

After Treatment

After Xeomin and Botox injections, the healing process is relatively easy, and you shouldn't have any downtime. The following will help expedite the healing process and help you avoid bruising:

  • Remain hydrated following your procedure. Dehydration can delay the healing process.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for four hours after your injections.
  • Avoid lying flat for four hours after your injections.
  • Do not massage, squeeze, or pinch the treated areas immediately after your procedure. Making natural expressions is okay, but do not rub the area.

Schedule Your Appointment at the biostation Today

If you're unhappy with your fine lines and wrinkles and want to combat aging, contact the biostation today. Our aesthetics experts will be glad to help you develop an anti-aging plan that can provide the desired results. We offer Xeomin and Botox injectables as minimally invasive options to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles. You can request a consultation via our online form, and someone will contact you promptly to schedule a consultation.