What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a dermal facial filler mainly used in the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Similar to fillers such as Botox and Dysport, Xeomin’s active ingredient is made from the bacteria which causes botulism. By using the Botulinum toxin, we are able to block nerve activity to the muscles in the treatment area, causing the tiny muscles in the face to cease activity. Now this may seem scary, however, all it does is cause a temporary nerve block, alleviating patients from wrinkles and fine lines.
Benefits of Xeomin
One major difference of Xeomin from its competitors (Botox & Dysport) is that Xeomin is what’s called a “naked injectable”. This means that Xeomin does not contain any additives, it is comprised solely of the botulinum toxin. The benefit of this pure-form injectable is that the body is less likely to resist (very rare) an injection, and it will go to work much faster and smoother.
Other major benefits are:
- Reduced forehead wrinkles
- Reduced eyebrow wrinkles
- Little to no downtime
- Generally repeated every 4-6 months.
- Little to no pain.
- Sessions only require about 5-10 minutes, depending on size of the treatment area.
How does Xeomin work?
Xeomin is administered using a number of tiny injections to the area in need of correction. With sessions typically lasting only 5-10 minutes.
Depending on the severity, as well as the placement of the wrinkles, Xeomin may need to be repeated every 4-6 months. A few days after the procedure is complete, you will begin to see the difference as your wrinkles will start to disappear.
Xeomin is a highly-effective, safe procedure. However, as with any facial injectable, patients may experience slight swelling and/or redness in the treatment area. Avoid rubbing the area as well any direct sunlight for at least a day or two after treatment. Any swelling, redness, or discomfort should disappear within the first 24 hours.
If you feel like Xeomin may be the answer for your forehead or eyebrow wrinkles, contact us today to schedule your next consult.