Is Xeomin the new Botox?
Today the FDA approved Xeomin, the latest addition to the botulinum toxin-sphere that already holds Botox and Dysport, for cosmetic usage. Will it revolutionize the way wrinkles are frozen? “Time will only tell,” says Manhattan-based dermatologist, Patricia Wexler, who has used Botox for over 20-years. “As of now, Botox lasts up to three or four months. If Xeomin lasts longer up to six-months and meets all safety standards, then it’s a home run.” The main factor that currently separates Xeomin from its competitors is that its formulation is devoid of certain proteins which require refrigeration. As Wexler succinctly puts it, “I don’t have to pack it in a cooler when I go to the Hamptons.”
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