Xeomin reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by relaxing certain facial muscles. It contains a purified form of botulinum toxin type A and has no preservatives or additives. When seeking xeomin injections, you should choose an experienced provider—a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Otherwise, complications such as droopy eyelids may occur.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a neuromodulator that reduces wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. It is injected into muscles to decrease movement and create a youthful appearance. Unlike filler, it doesn’t contain hyaluronic acid, but rather a purified form of botulinum toxin A.
Originally, Xeomin was developed to treat involuntary muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis patients. However, it has a host of cosmetic advantages as well.
Xeomin injections temporarily block muscle nerve signals. It is a powerful anti-wrinkle injection that targets dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions such as laughing, smiling, frowning, squinting, and raising the eyebrows. It can also address the glabellar lines between the eyebrows (an “eyebrow 11”). The results of this treatment last about four months, after which your body will gradually metabolize the toxin.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin targets the muscles in the treated area and blocks nerve signals to them. This causes the muscle to relax and helps the skin look smoother and younger-looking.
Unlike many other injectables, Xeomin is free of additives and preservatives, which makes it a safer and purer alternative. This reduces the risk of resistance and adverse reactions, making it an ideal treatment for long-term use.
Xeomin is popular for those looking to improve mild-to-moderate wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, or nose. This injectable can also be used to treat medical concerns such as cervical dystonia, which is a painful condition that causes the neck to twist and turn involuntarily.
What Are the Benefits of Xeomin?
Xeomin is an excellent choice for those who want to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on their forehead and between their eyes. The treatment is quick, convenient, and minimally invasive. The injections are so small that they do not require a general or local anesthetic. Depending on the number of areas treated, sessions can last up to 20 minutes, which makes it easy for patients to come in during their lunch breaks.
Using Xeomin in combination with other neuromodulators is recommended to maximize results. This will allow you to use a smaller amount of the injectable to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Xeomin also has a lower per-unit cost than Dysport, which means you can get the same great results for less.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
Xeomin is an effective and safe injectable treatment to smooth dynamic wrinkles. It is injected through a fine needle into the targeted area with minimal discomfort and can be repeated every three to four months if needed.
Unlike other neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin does not contain additional proteins that can cause your body to build a tolerance to the botulinum toxin. The bare formula allows your immune system to metabolize the injectable quickly, ensuring durable and consistent results.
The experts will provide an optimal treatment schedule during your initial consultation to ensure continued results. Maintaining a skincare routine, proper sun protection, and scheduling regular maintenance appointments can help extend your Xeomin results.
What Are the Side Effects of Xeomin?
Fine lines and wrinkles can become a permanent facial feature as you age. They can appear in many places and are not just caused by smiling or frowning. This can be frustrating, especially if you always try to express through facial expressions.
Xeomin can help you eliminate those lines, and it has been proven effective in multiple randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trials. You will only feel a slight prick from the needle, which can be reduced by applying a topical anesthetic beforehand.
Some possible side effects of Xeomin include hives, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or feeling dizzy or faint. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms. Also, do not take Xeomin if you are allergic to the botulinum toxin or its ingredients.