As you age, frown lines, deep creases, and wrinkles on your face can become more evident. They can interfere with an otherwise smooth complexion and make you appear older or more tired than you are. XEOMIN® is an alternative to BOTOX® designed to refresh your appearance and minimize wrinkles.
What is Xeomin?
It is an FDA-approved purified neurotoxin, meaning that any unnecessary or non-active proteins are removed from the medication leaving only the therapeutic components behind, and there are no additives. Xeomin is an injectable filler, similar to Botox and Dysport®, used as a non-invasive cosmetic treatment to smooth facial creases and wrinkles.
How Does Xeomin Work?
The active protein in Xeomin prevents muscles from contracting by blocking the nerve signal. It is a muscle contraction that causes the deep creases common between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. With these muscles temporarily frozen in place, it leaves a smoother, softer appearance and can help prevent additional wrinkles.
Who is a Good Candidate for Xeomin?
Patients with noticeable frown lines, crow’s feet, or “worry wrinkles” may find Xeomin beneficial for creating a more youthful appearance. In addition to cosmetic purposes, it can also be effective in treating neck spasms (cervical dystonia) and eyelid twitching (blepharospasms) that can interfere with your quality of life.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Xeomin?
The most common areas for treatment include the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes and mouth. This injection is also approved for use in the neck, eyelids, and other areas depending on the medical condition.
What Can You Expect from Treatment?
The procedure is typically performed in 10 to 20 minutes using a very thin needle. Dr. Sikorski may apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area and improve comfort. Many patients find it is a simple procedure where they only feel a slight pinch as the needle is inserted.
There is no downtime, and you can return to your normal activities following treatment but should minimize any vigorous activity for several hours to prevent the Xeomin from spreading out of place. You may experience some slight redness, bruising, or swelling near the injection site, but it should resolve on its own within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Xeomin?
Xeomin works fairly quickly, and you may notice an improvement in the smoothness of wrinkles and creases within a week, with full effects appearing within a month. Results generally last about three months, and treatment can be repeated to maintain a consistent appearance and minimize wrinkles.
With the skilled application of Xeomin from a trained professional, you should retain a natural-looking appearance and be able to show normal facial expressions without significant creasing in the treated areas.
Refresh Your Appearance and Banish Wrinkles with Xeomin
Are you tired of having deep creases and wrinkles across your face when you look in the mirror? Combat signs of aging with Xeomin treatment and enjoy smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sikorski at Natural Image OC in Orange County to learn more about how you could benefit from this Botox alternative.