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Xeomin vs. Botox – Similarities, Differences, Uses & More

What Is Xeomin?

Xeomin is an injectable product from Merz Pharmaceuticals that was approved in cosmetic applications in 2010. It is made from incobotulinumtoxin A. Experts usually recommend using xeomin for crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. In addition to cosmetic uses, Xeomin is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating conditions, such as cervical dystonia and blepharospasm, in adults. The product can be used either off-label or on-label. [1]

What Is Botox?

Botox is one of the most popular injection treatments. First introduced by Allergan, it is made from onabotulinumtoxin A, a neurotoxin produced by a bacterial species called Clostridium botulinum. The product can be injected for reducing the appearance of winkles and fine lines on the face. Apart from cosmetic applications, Botox can help treat some medical conditions, especially overactive bladder, excessive sweating in the underarm, and chronic migraines. [2]