We’ve always believed in offering our patients choices. Many vendors try and force physicians & practices into loyalty program by offering incentives to be exclusive to them and exclude choices to patients. This tends to build monopolies which lose customer focus over time. This is another reason why Forever Young MedSpa tries wherever possible to offer our patients choices. For our BOTOX patients, we now offer two alternatives in Dysport & Xeomin. So, whatever you want, it’s your choice but feel free to discuss the advantages with us.
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For more information on Xeomin, please call Forever Young Medspa in South Florida at (954) 450-2626.
So what’s the difference between BOTOX & Xeomin?
A few differences…
Xeomin is considered to be “pure” and unlike BOTOX & Dysport it does not contain any additives so it is less likely that a patient will develop a resistance to Xeomin.
Xeomin does not require refrigeration
Why is Xeomin important?
Because patients now have two options (Dysport & Xeomin) instead of just BOTOX and some patients have developed immunity to BOTOX & Dysport due to the additives.
Also unlike Dysport, Xeomin is injected with the exact same dosage as BOTOX unit for unit and this is important as some centers try and mislead unsuspecting patients with per unit prices. As an example, the average patient requires 40-55 (men require more) units to treat the three most common areas of the face with either BOTOX or Xeomin as they inject unit for unit the same. Dysport requires 2.5 times more units than either BOTOX or Xeomin. Not a bad thing just a different formulation. So when you see Dysport advertised with 50 units for $300 it sounds good but it’s only the equivalent of 20 units of BOTOX or Xeomin.
Are you going to offer any incentives?
Generally both Xeomin & Dysport are about 10% less than BOTOX as each tries to capture market share away from Allergan. In terms of efficacy there have been no independent studies that show any significant measurable difference between the three other than Dysport which seems to have a faster onset of action than either BOTOX or Dysport. This simply means that in general, Dysport works faster.
What are the risks?
There is a risk that all Botulinum toxin products may spread from the area where they were injected to other parts of the body, causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems. This was predominantly seen in children treated with Botox off-label for cerebral palsy which often require very large doses. These issues have not been reported among people who received Botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.
Other risks may include bleeding and bruising at the injection site and allergic reactions such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath. Your practitioner should discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with you during your consultation.
When Xeomin is used to treat cervical dystonia, side effects include neck pain, muscle weakness, injection site pain and musculoskeletal pain. When used to treat blepharospasm, the most common side effects Botulinum products were eyelid sagging, dry eye, dry mouth, diarrhea, headache, visual impairment, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and upper respiratory infections.