Saturday, January 21, 2012
New Wrinkle Eraser Hits The Market: Just Like Cousin Botox
We all know how popular the cosmetic injectable is. Wrinkles and lines one day. And Poof---gone the next day, with the sting of a needle.
And now, we are welcoming Botox's new cousin----Xeomin to the war on aging.
Xeomin has been called the 'Botox alternative', and it's the new wrinkle eraser for 2012.
So, what's the difference?
Like Botox, Xeomin treats the 11 lines between the eyes, forehead wrinkles, and the crow's feet by the eyes. But unlike Botox, which can develop resistance over time, this new Botox alternative is LESS likely to do so.
This is still wrinkle-erasing by needle. So, OUCH, the minor discomfort is still present. And the prices are still similar at the moment, usually about $500-700 per session, although pricing is expected to fall because of the competition between Allergan, Medicis, and Merz Aesthetics--the maker of Xeomin.
Probably one of the biggest differences between the 2 injectables is this:
Xeomin has a longer shelf-life than Botox and does NOT require refrigeration like Botox. Great for the physician, but not much of a big deal for the customer.
The way we see it, Xeomin is another FDA-approved injectable, just like cousin Botox. It's wonderful to have a choice when it comes to beauty products, treatments and procedures out there.
In the meantime, we will wait and see how the public reacts to this other new wrinkle eraser, and see exactly how this injectable performs.