Xeomin is the newest anti-wrinkle treatment on the market. It can be used to smooth and soften dynamic wrinkles that have formed as a result of repeated facial expressions, like smiling, squinting, and frowning. This wrinkle relaxing treatment can help restore a younger-looking appearance and reduce the visible effects of age. If you’re interested in learning more about the Xeomin treatments offered at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, contact our Cincinnati office to schedule your consultation today.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is one of the three neuromodulators available in the United States that works by injection into facial muscles. It blocks signals from the nerves to muscles in the area that is being treated, which relaxes the muscles and results in a smoother, more relaxed appearance.
Xeomin can be used in multiple areas of the face. Patient with fine lines and wrinkles on various areas of the face, including the corners of the eyes, forehead, mouth, can experience the most benefit from Xeomin treatment.
Xeomin is also approved to treat a variety of other conditions, including hyperhidrosis, migraines, eyelid spasms, and overactive bladder.
Cleaner than Botox
Unlike Botox, Xeomin does not contain albumin. Antibodies sometimes attack this preservative in Botox, rendering repeat treatments ineffective. In contrast, Xeomin can be administered multiple times with optimal efficiency, as the body does not build resistance to it, making it a cleaner alternative to Botox.
What to expect during treatment
Xeomin is safe to use and has little to no downtime associated with the injection process. Before you receive a treatment, Dr. Gupta will discuss your goals for treatment with you and review your general health and medical history to determine if you are a candidate for Xeomin treatments.
Anesthesia is not needed for this procedure, although patients can request a topical anesthetic if they feel they need it. We will inject Xeomin directly into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. The entire injection process takes between 20 and 30 minutes. When the treatment has finished, a patient can immediately return to work or other normal activities.
Results are not immediate and appear after a week or slightly longer (7 – 10 days). The final results are visible approximately 30 days after your injection session when the facial muscles have fully relaxed. The improvement in dynamic wrinkles typically lasts for about three to four months. Individual results may vary.
Xeomin is regarded as a safe treatment for softening dynamic wrinkles and creating a refreshed, younger-looking appearance. If you are interested in learning more about this injectable wrinkle relaxer, contact the experts at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center today!