What is Xeomin?
At Piedmont Plastic Surgery, we make sure to stay on top of the latest skincare treatments that can safely benefit our patients. Xeomin is just one of many available dermal fillers that can offer several benefits to our patients who visit our private Charlotte, North Carolina clinic.
When you squint or frown, muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow. These furrow lines are also called glabellar lines. Over time, this repeated muscle movement can cause those creases to lose elasticity and form wrinkles. Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable that has been safely used for years to prevent these pesky frown lines from forming and ultimately becoming more permanent.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin is a form of botulism toxin. When our Charlotte specialists inject Xeomin into the targeted areas of the face, it weakens and ultimately blocks the muscle movement that contributes to wrinkling. It does produce similar results as BOTOX and Dysport, but Xeomin is a purer form of the toxin. Unlike other dermal fillers that can fill deep wrinkles, Xeomin only blocks nerve transmissions, keeping the muscles from contracting excessively. When muscles are relaxed, the skin appears smoother and more youthful.
What are the Benefits of Xeomin?
- Treats severe frown lines that occur between the eyebrows
- Easier to transport as it does not need refrigeration
- Risk factors of an allergic reaction are reduced
- Less recovery time than alternative treatments
- Provides an alternative to BOTOX
- Results are temporary, so if you are not happy with your look, you don’t have to keep it forever
- Outpatient procedure so you can return to work the same day
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who is tired of looking older than they feel would be a good candidate for Xeomin. Men and women who have moderate to severe creases or wrinkling between the brows have been extremely satisfied with the benefits of Xeomin. Although allergic reactions are reduced with Xeomin, patients who cannot tolerate botulinum toxin should avoid having Xeomin treatments.
What Should I Be Aware of Post Treatment?
It is important to leave the area alone. Try not to touch or scratch your skin as the Xeomin injection needs time to bind. You don’t have to sit still for any length of time as long as you don’t do anything to alter or manipulate the area.
What is the Difference Between Xeomin and BOTOX?
Some patients can build up immunity to BOTOX over time. Since Xeomin is a “naked” toxin, which means it leaves a few complex proteins out of the mix, it’s a good choice for those who have used BOTOX for a while and have found it not to be working as well. Not having the extra proteins in Xeomin means that it is less likely the patient will develop any antibodies for it. If you have enjoyed the results you’ve seen from BOTOX, you will more than likely experience the same satisfaction with Xeomin as most patients say both work equally as well.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
The length of time any procedure lasts can vary depending on the patient. The positive results experienced with Xeomin can typically last from three to four months.
What Can I Expect During a Xeomin Treatment?
Treatment in Charlotte will typically take ten to 20 minutes. Your experienced aesthetician will inject Xeomin into the forehead muscles that directly impact the frown lines. The procedure should not be painful, however, you may use a topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort.
When Can I Expect to See the Results of My Xeomin Treatment?
The effects can be seen in as little as three days after injection. The majority of patients see more noticeable results around the end of the first week.
Why Should I Choose Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?
At PPSD, we have the largest team of board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the nation. With each one specializing in niche skill sets, you will have the best expertise and care available to you in the Charlotte area. Although we are a large practice, we are committed to creating an intimate, personalized experience for each one of our patients. We all work together as a team and will take the time to develop and customize a skincare routine that is unique to your needs and goals.