What It Is
Xeomin is one of the most popular cosmetic injections available on the market. Producing results similar to Botox, it is unique in that a very fine needle injects a substance that is directed at the facial muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles and lines. It typically lasts longer in the skin when compared to Botox and does not produce a sensation of heaviness at the injection site the way Botox normally does post-injection. These dynamic lines are the result of repeated muscle contractions by facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, and smiling. Xeomin is made from a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safe cosmetic usage.
This simple, practically painless procedure can be completed in less than 15 minutes and is often given the nickname “lunchtime procedure” because of its quick procedure time. Results are almost instantaneous and Xeomin injections can quickly treat and help reduce the appearance of a facial wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement, including forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and smile lines.
Xeomin is most popularly used on areas of the face with repeated muscle movement, which commonly occurs in the forehead, eyes, and nasolabial folds. Xeomin is frequently used to reduce the appearance of Crow’s Feet, which are lines that form on the outside corners of the eyes when you smile, laugh, or squint. Xeomin can be easily combined with a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as fillers, to maximize your results and prolong its effectiveness.
How It Works
Xeomin requires no anesthesia administration and is directly injected into the specific facial muscle responsible for creating lines and wrinkles in the complexion. Many patients experience mild pain and discomfort during administration, as a tiny needle is used during the process. Xeomin works to temporarily block the nerve signals sent to the facial muscles, which limits the mobility of the muscle under the skin. This results in a smoother, softened appearance.
You will see results from your Xeomin procedure almost immediately, while experiencing mild side effects and zero downtime. Many times, our patients have reported seeing results within 48 hours, although the time taken to see visible results will depend on the depth of the wrinkle that was treated. For deeper, more severe lines, it can take up to 10 days for results to be noticeable. You may experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection site within the first few hours or days after treatment, although this should clear up on its on.
How long does the procedure last?
The results from your Xeomin injections can last anywhere between 3 to 4 months before having to repeat the procedure, although this can vary from patient to patient depending on the depth of the treated wrinkle as well as how quickly their body metabolizes the substance. Muscle movement will gradually return to the treatment site and the lines and wrinkles will begin to be more noticeable and apparent until they are treated again. The reappearance of lines and wrinkles previously treated by Xeomin tend to appear less deep as the muscles are being trained to relax, which can offer improvement on a long term basis. We recommend our patients to return for a follow up appointment within 3 to 4 months to maintain the best results.
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