How Does Xeomin® Work?
All neuromodulators use different versions of botulinum A, the active ingredient. Xeomin® is often referred to as the “naked” neuromodulator because, unlike Botox® or Dysport®, its botulinum A has no accessory proteins surrounding it. This gives it somewhat different properties, but all three work in the same way at the level of the nerves and muscles. Xeomin® works by stopping the facial nerves from sending signals to the muscles. Without these signals, the muscles stop contracting. The skin relaxes and becomes smoother, letting your lines and wrinkles fade away.
How Much Does Xeomin® Cost?
Many factors affect the cost of your Xeomin® treatment, including:
- Your location
- Your provider
- Number of areas treated
- Number of units needed for each area
- Your desired results
On average, a Xeomin® treatment costs $375. This will vary depending on how many units your provider uses to treat you. Xeomin® and Botox® usually have a similar price per unit. Dysport® typically costs less per unit but may require more units to achieve the same results.
As with all neuromodulators, you should consider that Xeomin® lasts a few months, and you will need repeated treatments if you want to maintain your results. While repeated neuromodulator treatments over long periods can make some people less responsive, Xeomin®’s formula is less likely to have this effect.
How is Xeomin® Different from Botox® and Dysport®?
Many people have become interested in Xeomin® as a purified alternative to Botox® and Dysport®. Without the accessory proteins used by its competitors, Xeomin® is less likely to attract the immune system’s attention. Over time, repeated exposure can cause the body to become desensitized, but Xeomin® makes this less likely. Providers may recommend Xeomin® for people who no longer respond well to other neuromodulators. This nakedness also makes Xeomin® a smaller molecule, letting it spread out more evenly under the skin.