Pros and Cons of Xeomin - the Newest Botox Alternative

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The FDA finally approved Xeomin specifically to treat the vertical frown lines which form between the eyebrows. Xeomin works much like Botox, it paralyzes wrinkles by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. This product already had been use in a longtime for a medical condition that causes wrinkles in the neck muscles, a condition called cervical dystonia, but Xeomin had yet to be implemented for treating the frown lines.

Xeomin offers a different formula from Botox giving patients a more affordable and effective treatment option. It is important to remember that just because Botox has been around longer, does not necessarily mean that it is the best treatment for the patient.

We are going to briefly go into some of the pros and cons of Xeomin, so when you go into discuss the best option for your specific situation with your doctor, you are informed with background information to assist in making the most informed decision.

Pros and Cons of Xeomin


1. Steven A. Goldman, MDAccording to Beachwood, OH Plastic Surgery Dr. Steven Goldman, the biggest benefit of Xeomin is that it is less-likely for patients to build a resistance against it. Goldman said, “While it is fairly uncommon for patients to develop antibody formation, or a resistance, to Botox because of its proteins, there is the potential for it to become ineffective over time.”

2. Unlike Botox, Xeomin is additive free. What makes Botox work is the additive protein, which actually is a toxin. This toxin is exactly what makes the body resist Botox, because it sees the toxin as a foreign invader that must be destroyed.

3. Xeomin has a longer shelf life than Botox. Ultimately this makes the drug more affordable to patients. Usually Xeomin costs one hundred to two hundred dollars less per unit of treatment when compared with Botox.


1. Like any type of medical treatment, Xeomin does have risk of uncomfortable side effects: neck pain, muscle weakness, difficult swallowing, injection site paint and muscle pain are some of the fairly common side effects that both Botox and Xeomin exhibit in patients. There are also some more serious problems that may come up that should be discussed with a doctor.


As you can see, Xeomin offers a multitude of benefits over Botox as a treatment option. When an option is more cost-effective and works better it may seem like a no brainer, but as we mentioned earlier, ultimately your treatment choice should be discussed between you and your doctor.

To find a qualified board certified doctor to perform Xeomin, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more about its benefits.


Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?

  • With only about a month of summer left, you may be considering going under the knife to maintain that bikini body or be in better shape for next season.  While demand for plastic surgery runs high during the winter months so that patients have time to heal before summer, there is still a significant demand for certain procedures over the warm weather months. According to the results of a recent report by, patients are still flocking to the plastic surgeon’s office to look “red-carpet ready” or undergo a mini-makeover.