Botox Vs. Xeomin

As with Botox, Xeomin is a botulinum toxin type A injectable. Botox is also referred to as OnabotulinumtoxinA and produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum, while Xeomin is known as IncobotulinumtoxinA and created from fermentation of the strain Clostridium botulinum serotype A. Xeomin is one of the newest anti-aging treatments currently available, but is it better than Botox? Let’s find out:


Both Botox and Xeomin are used to temporarily smooth lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. They feature numerous other uses, for example Botox is used as treatment for excessive sweating, migraines, cervical dystonia or contraction of neck and shoulder muscles, as well as uncontrollable blinking. Xeomin is also used for treatment of migraines and uncontrollable blinking, as well as cervical dystonia.

How They Work

Xeomin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine at the neuro-muscular junction.  This relaxes muscles and subsequently smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Similarly, Botox works by blocking the communication between nerves and muscles in order to weaken muscles and therefore create smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

How Long They Last

Botox takes four to seven days to become fully effective, with Xeomin taking five to 14 days. Botox typically lasts four to six months, but may last even longer depending on what’s being treated. Xeomin lasts three to six months.

Other Considerations

When determining which injectable toxin is right for you, consider that Botox has been in use for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles for well over a decade. In comparison, Xeomin was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2011. Xeomin’s use is not nearly as widespread as Botox. The injectable toxin that’s been on the market for longer is arguably the better choice.

Consulting Your Dermatologist

Your Beverly Hills skin specialist at The Kopelson Clinic will help you determine which anti-aging procedure is best for your needs, and let you know whether you’re a candidate for Botox or not. The skin clinic has performed innumerable injections and remains one of the top dermatology centers in the Beverly Hills area.

For more on Botox in Beverly Hills, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.