It is understandable that people want to do whatever they can to look their best for as long as possible. There are many forces in play in modern-day life that make being attractive a plus and that make looking unattractive or looking prematurely aged a negative. The truth is that our society puts a lot of pressure on people to look like they are in their mid-twenties for as long as possible. The younger a person looks, the more likely it is that they’re going to get a job, lead a fulfilling personal life and have positive interactions with others.
In response to this pressure, the cosmetic community and medical community have worked together to create a slew of products designed to slow down the aging process. Two of the most popular anti-aging products on the market today are BOTOX® and XEOMIN®. Both of these products are designed to interrupt the nerve activity in facial muscles, causing a temporary relaxation of these muscles. As a result, the muscles are unable to produce dynamic wrinkles on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes.
BOTOX® is the first of its kind that was approved by the FDA to be used for cosmetic procedures. Before it was used for cosmetic procedures, BOTOX® had been used by the medical community to help individuals who are dealing with issues like TMJ, drooping eyes and migraines.
XEOMIN® is very similar to BOTOX®. Both of them are a derivative of the same material. One difference is that while BOTOX® has been on the market for over a decade, XEOMIN® is relatively new.
One argument that has been made about the benefits of XEOMIN® is that its formula is purer than BOTOX®. This is because XEOMIN® does not include any additives. As a result, patients who use XEOMIN® are less likely to have an allergic reaction or to have secondary side effects.
Another benefit that has been found with this formula is that because of its purity, people are less likely to develop a resistance to it. It has been noted that some patients have formed antibodies to BOTOX® and this actually causes the body to reject the BOTOX® treatments.
Both BOTOX® and XEOMIN® have developed a following because of their ability to effectively decrease wrinkles for months at a time. Both procedures are non-invasive and do not require downtime or an uncomfortable surgery.
At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, we proudly offer XEOMIN® to ensure that our patients are receiving the purest form of treatment possible. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to see how XEOMIN® can benefit you.