Aesthetic Treatments
BY: LBL Team

What Is Xeomin and Is It Better than Botox?

Meet Xeomin, the latest Botox competitor

You’ve probably heard of Botox, the revolutionary prescription medication that instantly banishes frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines, and crow’s feet. But are you familiar with Xeomin? Maybe not — but you absolutely should be!

Just like Botox, Xeomin treats dynamic facial wrinkles by temporarily attaching to nerve endings and blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers facial muscle contractions. The result is that facial muscles relax, and dynamic wrinkles (also known as kinetic lines) are smoothed away. The positive aesthetic effects begin kicking in between one and seven days after treatment, and they last between three and four months.

What’s more, Botox and Xeomin can also prevent new wrinkles from forming! This is especially true if you begin using Botox or Xeomin on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in yet.

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So is Xeomin the same as Botox?

Well, they are extremely similar and most patients note they give nearly identical results, but there are some differences:

  • Botox contains complexing and accessory proteins used to preserve the botulinum toxin A. Xeomin, on the other hand, doesn’t contain these extra proteins.
  • Xeomin’s anti-aging effects kick in just a little faster. When Botox is injected into skin, the botulinum toxin A has to unravel from the added proteins before it can bond to facial muscles. But since Xeomin doesn’t contain additives, it bonds to facial muscles right away.
  • Botox tends to be more expensive. Because of how the products are manufactured, marketed, and shipped, Xeomin is usually cheaper than Botox.

Which One Should I Choose?

It all depends on your unique needs. Since the two products are exceedingly similar, many patients make their decision based on price. Botox is more well known, and there is a premium price associated with that powerful branding, while the newer-to-market Xeomin is becoming very popular for its cost-saving advantages. You really can’t go wrong with either! Simply consult with your treatment specialist about whether Botox or Xeomin is right for you.

Want to learn more about neuromodulators, like Botox and Xeomin? Reach out to LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatology provider.


1. “Everything You Need to Know about Xeomin, the Botox Alternative,” InStyle, December 31, 2016.
2. “Is There a Difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?,” Charlotte’s Book, n.d.
3. “What is the Difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?,” Kim Ann’s Beauty Black Book, n.d.
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