How Long Does Xeomin Last?

Does Xeomin last longer than Botox? How long is Xeomin expected to last, approximately?

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Different people respond differently to the various brands of botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Myobloc).  In general, they all last about the same.  My recommendation is to try them out and see how you respond.  There is no toxin that last twice as long as the others.  If one lasts longer in you than another, it is a matter of days, not weeks or months longer.  So it really is not a consideration when choosing your injectable.


Good luck.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does Xeomin Last?

Based on my experience, and as confirmed by the literature I've read, Xeomin is essentially interchangeable with the other neuromodulators in terms of effectiveness and duration of correction.  Dosaging is different (100 units of Botox = 100 of Xeomin = about 300 of Dysport) but assuming equivalence of dosage (and how fresh it is, etc) they are largely similar treatments.

I hope that this helps and good luck,

Dr. E

Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Longevity of Xeomin

For most people the results of Xeomin is about the same as other wrinkle reducers, and depends on the dosage and probably the genetics of the person, and exact placement of the product.

Of my 9 staff, only one found that Xeomin didn't last as well for her, when we all tried it when it first came on the market.

When it first came out, some of my patients thought it worked at their crows feet better than other toxins they had tried.  It hasn't been around for years yet, so as we all gain more experince with it, more answers and impressions may be available.

Smaller doses will last less long than a stronger dose, all else being equal.

Deborah Ekstrom, MD
Worcester Plastic Surgeon
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Clinically, these two products behave the same.

While there is really not good science to supprot this conclusion, some believe that the effect kicks in a little faster than BOTOX.  I am not sure I believe this.  However, on longevity, there is no clinical difference:  treatment lasts about 4 to 6 months.  

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Xeomin typically lasts the same amount of time as botox. I have seen people metabolize botox and xeomin differently, however the duration is usually 3-4 months.

Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS
Bellevue Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

How long does Xeomin last

Xeomin has the same active ingredient as Botox and we expect it to last about the same amount of time as Botox.  Xeomin has no preservatives so some practices are finding because of this it lasts a week or two shorter though in my practice I find it is interchangeable with Botox and patient satisfaction is just as good if done properly. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Xeomin lasts about 3-6 months

Thanks for your question. The effectiveness and duration period of Xeomin and Botox is quite similar: they generally need to be injected every 3 to 6 months. Xeomin requires about 1 week to see its full effect, whereas the onset of Botox is 3 to 4 days.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

Duration of Xeomin's effect

Xeomin usually lasts 3 months.  

This depends on the amount of material injected and the location into which it was injected.  

Many of my patients find that the longer they do the injections, the  longer the effects last, and they need re-treatments less frequently.

Harry Goldin, MD
Skokie Dermatologist

How Long Does Xeomin Last

In my experience Xeomin lasts 3-4 months.  It is similar to Botox.  In some patients this varies and it can last between 3-6 months.  

Jessica Lattman, MD
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Xeomin lasts about the same as Botox

Thank you for your question.

There is not a significant difference in how long Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin last. It is about 3-6 months.

To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 177 reviews

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