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The Latest Wrinkle Reduction Treatment (The Botox Alternative)


Are you interested in changing your appearance to look years younger? More relaxed? Feel better about what you see in the mirror everyday? Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sheilah A. Lynch, MD is a well known and respected expert in the field of facial injection and facial rejuvenation. Most people are concerned about prices, but most do not consider the skill involved to change your look to what you desire. We invite you to come in for a consultation. Always remember that in most cases, it is the skill of the injector more so than the product that creates the end result: A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU.

What is the XEOMIN? What do they mean “Botox Alternative?”

xeomin-botox-alternativeWith the popularity of Botox, and next Dysport, now there is a new wrinkle reducer called
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA).

Xeomin ( also called botulinum toxin type A), is a botulinum toxin that blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing temporary reduction of movement of muscle injected.

For the face, Xeomin works by temporarily reducing the muscle movement, therefore your wrinkles will smooth out and almost disappear. By blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles, it helps your fine lines fade away.

Before being approved for cosmetic purposes, Xeomin was already FDA approved for use in the United States for women with cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. Cervical dystonia is severe spasms in the neck muscles and certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, this is called blepharospasm.

Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Radiesse and has been used by more than 84,000 people worldwide. Xeomin is an FDA-approved alternative to Botox for glabellar wrinkles.

Xeomin, Dysport and Botox work the same way to temporarily slow down the movement of muscles and smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles. They share the identical active ingredient – botulinum toxin A.



What makes Xeomin – different than Botox & Dysport?

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin have a lot in common, but they also have some important differences. Unlike Botox and Dysport, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated. Xeomin is more pure in its form. There are no additives — just botulinum toxin type A. This is said to work better and less likelihood of a negative reaction. Xeomin has been compared to be more like Botox than Dysport. Usually, Xeomin takes about one week for the full effects of injections to show results. These results last for about three months or more.

All 3 of these wrinkle relaxers are made by these companies: Allergan, Medicis and Merz. Botox was the first of these medicines to start the trend of injected muscle relaxation. By slowing down the movement of the tiny muscles of the face, helps prevent the worsening of wrinkles of the forehead, crows feet and glabella. Now all 3, Dysport, Xeomin and Botox accomplish the same result.

Botox and Xeomin are generally injected at the same strength, and Dysport is injected at a different strength. An example of this is: a forehead injected with 20 units of Botox would need the same amount of Xeomin, but would need around 50 units of Dysport.



They all do the exact same thing – relax the little muscles in the face to prevent those muscles from making you have a constant stress look, your brow showing wrinkles your forehead or squint. Repeated use of these medicines can help to prevent wrinkling of your facial skin that over time keeps your skin looking more youthful and in better condition.

To see the results in most cases, Dysport works quicker (around two-three days) while Xeomin and Botox take around 7-10 days till full effects are visible.Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A), Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) and Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A ) all work very well and are FDA approved to relax the muscles of the face helping to prevent dynamic wrinkles.

Whichever product you like to use, they all work great. If you are interested in Xeomin injections, please call our office to schedule your complimentary consultation.