Gwyneth Paltrow had a mid-life crisis when she turned 40. She shared her story with Vogue last month when she decided to get injectables for her wrinkles. She immediately regretted it and swore off injectables until she discovered Xeomin.
Gwyneth attended an injectable party at a friend’s home and met a doctor administrating Xeomin injections. She threw caution to the wind and decided to give injectables a try, and to her surprise- she became a fan of anti-wrinkle injections again.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not only a fan of Xeomin injectables but is now the brand’s ambassador.
Paltrow is the founder of Goop, an online brand known for its holistic and alternative options for cosmetic beauty- definitely not known for facial injectables. So, it may come as a surprise that she is now the face of Xeomin.
And so, you may be wondering what are the benefits of this facial injectable? And how is it different than Botox? We break down the details and differences between the two and how Xeomin Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to injectable.
Xeomin is a botulinum toxin Type A injection formulated with a purified substance from a bacteria that blocks the nerve signals to the muscle when injected. As you age, the skin around these muscles tends to get stretched from the constant movement, causing deep lines to appear. The paralyzing effect of the botulinum toxin relaxes the muscle from contracting, which helps reduce the appearance of facial lines.
The skin’s reaction from the injection is pretty instant, but it takes a full week to see the final results. Here are more details and benefits of Xeomin.
Botox is also a botulinum toxin Type A injectable, and just like Xeoin, both are FDA approved, but Botox is approved for fine lines and wrinkles, while Xeomin is approved for frown lines.
But the most significant difference between the two botulinum toxin injectables is how Xeomin has fewer proteins and additives in its formulation than Botox. The proteins and additives have nothing to do with the formulation’s efficacy, which was one of the winning points for Paltrow to get behind the brand.
It is recommended not to use Xeomin and Botox interchangeably. It may be tempting to use both because Botox targets fine lines and wrinkles, while Xeomin is approved to treat frown lines. However, doctors and dermatologists agree not to mix the two injectables at the same time.
Consult with a board-certified professional on which injectable would be the best option for the desired results.
Although the targeted areas and the formulation differs between Xeomin and Botox, administering the injections are done the same way. It should be easy to find a cosmetic doctor or dermatologist with similar procedure practice that carries both brands of injectables. All you will need to consider is which anti-wrinkle injectable is the right one for your facial rejuvenation.
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