What are BOTOX & Xeomin and how do they work?
They are natural purified proteins derived from bacteria. When injected into muscles that cause wrinkles Botox or Xeomin will relax those muscles for about 3 to 4 months resulting in a smoother and improved appearance. Typically these prescription neurotoxins are used to treat the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet.
How are BOTOX and Xeomin treatments done?
Using very, very small needles, a small amount of Botox or Xeomin is injected directly into the muscles that are responsible for producing wrinkles. The amount of Botox of Xeomin used varies depending on which muscle is being treated and the strength of that muscle. Men typically require higher doses than women. At the appropriate dose these medications effectively inactivate these muscles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically.
To read about the subtle differences between Botox and Xeomin visit our blog post BOTOX vs. XEOMIN (click here for link).