Botox has quickly become one of the leading solutions in diminished fine lines and wrinkles on the face without the discomfort and inconvenience of surgery. What many people aren’t aware of is that Botox is only one of a family of neuromodulators. Botox is not the only solution to wrinkles and fine lines. Cosmetic surgeons also offer a neuromodulator called Xeomin. While in the same family at Botox, Xeomin offers slightly different benefits.
When searching for Botox injections, it is so important to choose a licensed professional that is skilled the art of facial injections. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associated, Dr. Malena M. Amato has been delivering the Austin, Texas area with beautiful, natural facial rejuvenation. Dr. Amato uses her skill and training as a certified oculoplastic surgeon to produce radiant results, whether you choose Botox or Xeomin.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
Botox and Xeomin are categorized as neuromodulators because of their ability to block nerve signals in specific problem areas. Once these signals are blocked, the muscles in those area remain relaxed even when you frown, laugh, or smile. This helps to smooth deep wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. Repeated neuromodulators have the ability to gradually train the muscles to stay relaxed. After a couple of rounds, you can graduate to only having Botox injections twice per year.
Another important thing to mention is that just because the muscles are relaxed, this doesn’t mean your face will be expressionless. You’ll still be able to move, laugh, and smile— just without the lines.
What Is the Different Between Botox and Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin, amongst other neuromodulators, are all derived from the same basic compound. However, Xeomin is unique in that it contains only the active ingredients that make neuromodulators work, without any of the additives that are found in Botox. Some researchers have found that the use of single-component neuromodulators like Xeomin could prevent the body from building up a resistance, thus requiring fewer treatments over time. Both Botox and Xeomin are excellent at targeting specific areas of the face where wrinkles are prevalent.
Ultimately, the choice comes down to what you are most comfortable with and your desired results.
Why Is An Oculoplastic Surgeon the Best Choice For Botox Injections?
Although the risks associated with neuromodulators are very low, having injections done by someone who is not properly trained in the tentative dynamics of the face can leave you with the “frozen” look. Improper Botox injections can also leave you with droopy eyelids and ocular pain. An Oculoplastic surgeon is trained in a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit, eyelids, tear ducts, and they know to take particular care around those areas. Due to their rigorous training and understanding of the orbital region, they are able to precisely target only the muscles that cause wrinkles, safely and effectively.
For more information on whether Botox or Xeomin is the right choice for your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Malena Amato at Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates for a personalized consultation.