BOTOX® vs. XEOMIN®: Is one better than the other for frown lines?

It used to be that BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) was the only kid on the block for treating the those deep frown lines between the eyebrows that many of us have from a lifetime of worrying or just genetic bad luck.  Now, doctors have XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) as an alternative treatment. XEOMIN was FDA-approved in 2011 for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar (frown) lines in adults, so there is already a lot of experience with it.

A recent head-to-head study of 547 female adults (mean age, 41 years) with moderate to severe frown lines examined  the effect of BOTOX or XEOMIN at 1,2,3, and 4 months.  Both an independent review panel AND the treated patients reported similar satisfaction with the results at all times points.  For both BOTOX and XEOMIN, the median onset of effect was similarly reported to be 3 days.

And there was no difference in “peak effect,” which is medical researcher talk for the time is takes for the full effect to become obvious.


Now that BOTOX has some competition, it’s possible to get the benefits of BOTOX at lower cost.  XEOMIN is less expensive and also has an ‘Xperience” program than can save you even more money.  Check it out here:  and stop frowning about the cost of BOTOX.


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