After years of facial expressions – smiling, frowning, and laughing – winkles and deep creases can begin to form along the forehead and around the eyes. These early signs of aging often betray how we feel inside, making the face look tired, unhappy, and even angry. While there is little that can be done at home to reverse this- we can help!
Xeomin – Botulinum Toxin
Xeomin, or incobotulinumtoxin, is the fastest growing member of the Botulinum Toxin family. Approved for aesthetic use by the FDA in 2011, Xeomin can be extremely beneficial in temporarily correcting moderate to deep dynamic wrinkles (those caused by repetitive muscle movement). Working similarly to the other brands, Xeomin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles in a targeted area. These muscles essentially freeze, briefly unable to contract; this allows for the associated wrinkles and facial creases to relax and smooth. Unlike similar injectables, Xeomin is considered ‘naked’, meaning it does not contain any additives or protective proteins.
Xeomin can effectively treat dynamic wrinkles:
Frown LinesForehead CreasesCrow’s Feet
The Ideal Xeomin Candidate
Both men and women, frustrated with creases along the forehead, the eyebrow, or the corners of the eyes, may find Xeomin to be extremely beneficial. The ideal candidate for treatment will be overall good health, understand the treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for their correction. Those who have a known allergy to Botox (Botulinum Toxin), or with an infection or muscle weakness at the injection site, should not use Xeomin.
The Xeomin Consultation
Prior to receiving Xeomin injections, a consultation will need to take place. During this time, a quick skin evaluation will be performed and medical history will be discussed. The Xeomin process will be explained in detail, as well as any other options for facial rejuvenation. Should Xeomin injections be determined to be the right procedure for you, a treatment plan will be created.
The Xeomin Procedure
After the consultation appointment, and the targeted areas for correction have been determined, the Xeomin injections will be administered. Each session is performed in one of Skin by Lovely’s state-of-the-art treatment rooms. Xeomin is applied using a very small needle; the procedure takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. While the procedure is not considered painful, patients do report a slight burn or pinch with each injection, although this sensation quickly fades. If needed, Skin by Lovely can increase your comfort level by providing a topical or local anesthetic prior to treatment.
Results from Xeomin
The results from a Xeomin treatment will not be immediately noticeable. It will take a few days for the first benefits to appear. After seven to ten days, the full results from Xeomin will be apparent. The deep, dynamic wrinkles will be eliminated, refreshing and softening your appearance. The beautiful results will last from three to four months, after which time a quick, repeat treatment can maintain this youthful look.
Potential Complications from Xeomin
When applied by an experienced provider, such as Skin by Lovely, Xeomin is considered to be safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities. Common side effects from injections can include slight redness, mild swelling, bruising, or bleeding at the injection site. Compared to other injectables, Xeomin has a high diffusion rate, easily spreading to surrounding tissues. This can cause paralysis of unintended muscle groups, such as the eyelids. To avoid any potential complications, patients should only see the best skincare professional available.
What areas can benefit from Xeomin?
Xeomin is excellent for improving dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by respective muscle movement. These include Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, and forehead creases. Newer ways to have a little fun with Xeomin include flipping the lips up or down, reducing RBF or unintentional frowning, and brow lifting.
How does Xeomin work?
Xeomin, or Botulinum Toxin, will temporarily paralyze targeted muscles. As the muscles ‘freeze’, facial lines and creases relax.
Who is a good candidate for Xeomin?
The idea candidate for Xeomin can be anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging. Patients should be in generally good health, understand the Xeomin treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for their results.
How is Xeomin administered?
Xeomin is applied to the target area using a very small needle. A Xeomin session will take less than half an hour with no down-time expected.
Are Xeomin injections painful?
A Xeomin treatment is not considered painful, however patients may notice a slight sting during the injection.
What can I expect after Xeomin injections?
After a Xeomin administration, patients may note some mild redness and swelling at the injection site. This is normal and should subside quickly. Routine activities can be resumed the same afternoon. It is not recommended to lay flat for 3-4 hours and you need to refrain from exercise or heavy lifting for 24 hours post injection.
When can I return to work after receiving Xeomin injections?
Patients can return to work or school immediately following a Xeomin session.
How long will the results from Xeomin last?
The results from Xeomin injections will last between three to four months. After this time, a repeat treatment can maintain the results.
How soon will I see the results from Xeomin injections?
The results from Xeomin injections will be noticeable in 2-4 days.
What are the potential risks of Xeomin?
Xeomin is a safe and effective way to smooth dynamic wrinkles. It should, however, only be performed by an experienced provider. The side effects of Xeomin injections include redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. More serious complications, although rare, can include nerve damage or spreading outside of the targeted treatment area (resulting in problems such a drooping eyelids or brows).
Is Xeomin affordable?
Yes, compared to more expensive treatments and procedures, Xeomin is affordable. Xeomin injections are an extremely good value.
How can I pay for my Xeomin treatments?
For patient convenience, we accept cash, all major credit cards, and payments made through PayPal. We also accept CareCredit for up to 6 month financing. Contact our office for information on specific costs.