Xeomin is a new injection similar to Botox and Dysport that relaxes facial muscles on the forehead, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet wrinkles. Xeomin, like Botox Cosmetic is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Xeomin works faster than Botox, so if you need to look your best on a weekend, select any weekday and stop by our office to get an injection. Usually you need 3 days to see the results.
The most common areas treated are crow’s feet, forehead, frown lines around the eye area and brow lifts. However, other areas becoming more popular with patients are the smoker’s lines around the lips, cleavage wrinkling, and even underarm sweating. Xeomin is the most similar to Botox when measuring units to units. Both Botox and Xeomin require up to two weeks seeing the full result of the treatment. All neurotoxins on the market can last from three to six months per treatment varying from patient to patient. Although we do not think one neurotoxin is superior to the other, we now have options for all our patients with different needs.
XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work? When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.
Our providers can administer the Xeomin. They tailor the treatment to your desired results.
One 10-minute treatment, a few tiny injections, and within a few days there is a noticeable improvement which can last up to 3-4 months.