Xeomin vs Botox

In one corner, we have Xeomin, a new champion of natural strength and beauty; in the other, its popular and favored challenger, Botox. Which of these cosmetic injectables will win the fight? Read on to find out the results of the Xeomin vs Botox fight!


Xeomin vs Botox: What’s the difference?

Xeomin and Botox are injectable treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Both injectables share the same active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily freezes muscles at the injection site. 


The main difference between Xeomin and Botox is that Xeomin does not contain any of Botox’s accessory proteins. This is why Xeomin is sometimes called “naked Botox.”


What conditions can Xeomin and Botox treat?

As mentioned earlier, the main purpose for these injectables is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, Xeomin and Botox can be used to treat other health conditions. These conditions can be treated by either injectable, but depending on which one you use, it may be considered as off-label use.*

Conditions treatable with Botox

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Abnormal muscle contractions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence caused by a neurological disorder
  • Excessive sweating

Conditions treatable with Xeomin

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Excessive drooling
  • Abnormal muscle contractions


*In our clinic, we do not use these products for anything outside of reducing lines and wrinkles. 


Xeomin vs Botox: Which one is more effective?

When used for cosmetic purposes, Xeomin and Botox are both effective and work in roughly the same timeframe. However, a randomized, double-blind study performed over a 6-month period found that Xeomin works faster and longer than Botox. The study’s results also showed that more women experienced greater effects with Xeomin compared to men.


Is Xeomin or Botox more expensive?

Medicare and the majority of insurance plans do not cover Xeomin and Botox because they’re classified as a cosmetic treatment. According to SingleCare, the typical Medicare copay for Xeomin ($1,109) is slightly less expensive than that of Botox ($1,382). But the cost still varies based on where you’re getting Xeomin or Botox done. A medical spa like Nashville Skin Company or your doctor’s office can price treatments differently.


Is Xeomin or Botox better for you?

Both wrinkle-smoothing injections work effectively, and neither one is necessarily better for you. However, if you’ve had a bad reaction to Botox, Xeomin may be the better option since it doesn’t contain any additives. It’s also believed using Xeomin instead of Botox can prevent antibody resistance, which can happen if you get Botox done on a fairly regular basis. And if you’re looking for a more natural injectable option, then you’d probably want to go with Xeomin.


But that doesn’t mean you should overlook the benefits of Botox, either. If you suffer from migraines or struggle with urinary incontinence, Botox has been approved by the FDA to be used to treat these issues while Xeomin has not.


To find out if Xeomin or Botox is better for you, talk to your doctor or the medical professional who will be performing the injection. They will be able to provide you with more information and help determine which one is the better option for you. The experts at Nashville Skin Company are more than willing to sit down and have that conversation with you, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Smooth out wrinkles with Xeomin or Botox at Nashville Skin Company

In the nail-bitingly close fight of Xeomin vs Botox, there is only one winner we can declare, and that winner happens to be you. Xeomin and Botox have their pros and cons, and luckily you get to have the best of both worlds at Nashville Skin Company.


We offer both Xeomin and Botox treatments to help you look and feel younger. If you can’t decide which one is right for you, that’s okay! We’ll discuss both options in greater detail and help you make the decision that will benefit you the most.


If you’re ready to have that conversation, go ahead and book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you reap the benefits of these great cosmetic treatments.