Botox® and Xeomin®

What are Botox® and Xeomin®?

(Neurotoxin or Botulinum Toxin)

Botox and Xeomin are prescription medicines strategically injected into muscles to temporarily enhance the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow's feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows.

With a commitment to excellence, Venetian Medical Spa and Aesthetic Surgery offers an array of injectables, including Botox® and Xeomin®.

With precision and care, our experienced practitioners are attuned to your specific concerns, evaluating your aesthetic aspirations and formulating a personalized treatment. Recognizing that a single treatment plan or product cannot suffice universally, we prioritize a personal approach to ensure optimal and satisfying results for each individual under our care.



    Botox or Xeomin is $13 per unit.



    There is no downtime or long recovery process.



    No laying down, intense workouts or pressure to the injected area for up to 24 hours.



    Female or male, aged 18-65 or older and generally in good health.

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Are Botox and Xeomin Right for Me?

Botox and Xeomin are popular injectable treatments for reducing wrinkles and achieving a smoother, more youthful appearance. But are they right for you? Here's a quick guide to help you decide:

Wrinkle Warriors?

Botox and Xeomin target wrinkles caused by muscle movement. These include frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow's feet around the eyes. These injectables might be a good option if your wrinkles are prominent when you make facial expressions.

Not a Magic Wand

Botox and Xeomin won't erase deep wrinkles or address sagging skin. Fillers might be a better choice for those concerns. Additionally, these treatments are temporary, typically lasting 3-6 months.

Considerations Before Injection

Botox and Xeomin are generally safe, but side effects like temporary bruising, swelling, or headache can occur. If you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neurological conditions, these treatments might not be suitable. Discuss your health openly with your doctor.

What Can Botox and Xeomin Do for My Skin?

Botox and Xeomin, two popular injectable treatments, can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. But what exactly can they do for your skin?

Smoothing Out Dynamic Wrinkles

These treatments target wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions. Frown lines between your brows, forehead creases, and crow's feet around the eyes are prime examples. By temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles, Botox and Xeomin prevent these wrinkles from forming as deeply when you make facial expressions.

Lifting Your Look

Botox and Xeomin can also be used for a subtle brow lift. By strategically injecting these products, they can relax the muscles that pull your eyebrows down, creating a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Beyond Wrinkles: Therapeutic Uses

Botox and Xeomin have therapeutic applications as well. They can help treat chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and even muscle spasms in the neck (cervical dystonia).

Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

Botox and Xeomin won't erase deep wrinkles or address sagging skin. Fillers are a better option for those concerns. Additionally, the effects of these treatments are temporary, typically lasting 3-6 months.

Will Botox and Xeomin Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Botox and Xeomin are incredibly popular for their wrinkle-smoothing abilities, but the answer isn't a simple yes or no. Here's why:

The Type of Wrinkle Matters

Botox and Xeomin excel at targeting "dynamic" wrinkles. These wrinkles appear when you make facial expressions –frown lines, forehead creases, and crow's feet. Relaxing the underlying muscles significantly reduces the appearance of these wrinkles.

Static Wrinkles are Different

Static wrinkles, visible even when your face is at rest, form due to loss of collagen and elasticity over time. While Botox and Xeomin can soften their appearance, they won't completely erase these deeper lines. For these, fillers or other treatments might be more suitable.

It's About Reduction, Not Elimination

Think of Botox and Xeomin as powerful tools to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent them from getting deeper. The results are temporary, typically lasting 3-6 months.

The Difference Between Botox and Xeomin

Botox and Xeomin are leading wrinkle-reducing cosmetic treatments, but have subtle differences. Both are derived from the same source—botulinum toxin type A—a substance that temporarily blocks nerve signals to muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. So, how do they differ?

The Protein Factor

The main difference lies in their formulation. Botox contains additional proteins that surround the active neurotoxin. Conversely, Xeomin is a "naked" injectable consisting solely of the purified botulinum toxin. This distinction is important for a few reasons:

  • Potential for Reactions: Due to its simpler formulation, Xeomin may carry a slightly lower risk of the body developing resistance or producing antibodies to the treatment over time.
  • Onset of Results: Some people find that Xeomin takes effect slightly faster than Botox, which could be linked to its lack of accessory proteins.

It's Not One-Size-Fits-All

Factors like past reactions to injectables, desired speed of results, and specific treatment areas will be considered. Both options offer safe and effective solutions for smoothing wrinkles and achieving a refreshed appearance.

Botox and Xeomin For Men

While Botox and Xeomin have long been popular among women, more men are realizing these injectables can help them look refreshed and revitalized without drastic changes. Here's why they're gaining traction:

Addressing "Brotox" Concerns

Common concerns men have about Botox and Xeomin include:

  • Overly Frozen Look: Skilled injectors understand the nuances of male facial anatomy and use careful techniques to achieve a natural, refreshed look, not a stiff or feminine result.
  • Stigma: The stigma around men getting cosmetic treatments is fading. Men are focusing on self-care, and injectables help them subtly look their best.

Popular Areas for Men

  • Frown Lines: The furrowed brow and '11' lines between the eyebrows can add years and make men look angry. Botox and Xeomin relax these muscles for a smoother, approachable appearance.
  • Crow's Feet: These wrinkles at the corners of the eyes can be softened, offering a more youthful look.
  • Forehead Lines: Horizontal forehead wrinkles can add an aged appearance. Injectables smooth these lines without affecting eyebrow movement.

Beyond Wrinkles

Botox and Xeomin have additional uses for men:

  • Excessive Sweating: These treatments can help reduce underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).
  • Jawline Slimming: Injections can relax overactive jaw muscles, creating a slimmer jawline.

It's About Looking Your Best

Botox and Xeomin provide a way for men to reduce signs of aging in a safe, discreet, and effective way. They're not about changing one's appearance but about feeling refreshed and more confident.

Venetian Medical Spa and Aesthetic Surgery Professionals

Most patients do not require any topical anesthetic for Botox injections, as the needles used to inject botulinum toxins are very thin, and the injections are not very deep. The botulinum toxin is reconstituted into a solution and injected into the muscle at strategic points. Most patients describe a pinching feeling during the injection, though not much pain.