When you make a facial expression, lines are formed due to the skin creasing at the contraction point. Before you reach your 30’s, your skin is still able to bounce back from this creasing due to its elasticity. However, as you age the ability in your skin to snap back decreases.
This is where Xeomin picks up where your skin’s elasticity gives out. Xeomin is a neurotoxin with the same base as its older cousins Dysport and Botox, which is botulinum toxin A. When injected, Xeomin relaxes the muscles preventing them from contracting. This directly leads to a reduction in the appearance of facial aging concerns such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles stemming from facial expressions.
Researchers have noted Xeomin’s ability to prevent new wrinkles due to its ability to minimize excess facial movement when expressions are made.
Xeomin is the third botulinum treatment made available for patients sharing its roots with Dysport and Botox. The toxin was first used in the 1970s to assist in correcting crossed eyes thanks to its muscle paralyzing capabilities.
Over the decades its potential as a cosmetic treatment was researched and put into practice first with Botox and Dysport. Xeomin followed shortly after Dysport. Xeomin is made by Merz Pharmaceuticals and was FDA approved for the treatment of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles in 2010.
The use of Xeomin worldwide is quite common with the United States being the 20th country to approve the drug for cosmetic purposes. Xeomin is regularly available in 50 unit, and 100 unit vials.
Just like with Botox or Dysport, the main benefit of Xeomin is its ability to minimize wrinkles thanks to the muscle-paralyzing effects of the injectable. However, Xeomin is also noted for being made up of only botulinum toxin A making it a neurotoxin with no additives.
Some benefits of Xeomin include:
The results experienced will depend on the facial area treated. Working closely with your practitioner will ensure you receive the full effect of your treatment and assist you in your age management goals. With Xeomin, you can enjoy a relaxed and refreshed outlook.
I’ve been using botox with great results for the past 7 years. I decided to try Xeomin for a change of pace. At first it seemed exactly the same as far a results but then and I was pleasantly surprised that it lasted nearly two weeks longer.
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Possible treatment side effects include:
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On average, the cost is between $300-$400 per treatment. However, the severity of your wrinkles, treatment area, desired goals, geographic location, and your chosen practitioner will all affect the total cost.
Consult with your practitioner about available payment or financing options as these injections are not covered by insurance.
In general, only one treatment is needed to experience results. For truly severe cases you may need additional treatment. This treatment demands ongoing maintenance treatment to maintain the results you gain.
No recovery time exists for this treatment. It’s known as a lunch break treatment because its so quick and easy that patients often report back to work with no issues on the same day. However, you may experience side effects which could affect your ability to return to work. If you’re prone to bruising or swelling then consider taking a day off. Make sure you don’t rub at or massage the injection site as this will diffuse the toxin in a manner it was not meant for.
Some patients may see results as quickly as 3-4 days after treatment. In general, no patient waited for longer than a week for initial results to appear. Keep in mind that full effect doesn’t show itself until about a month after treatment. Your metabolism and other individual factors may affect the speed of your results.
On average, the results from treatment will last about 3-4 months. In some cases, the results may last up to six months. Your response to treatment and metabolism will affect the length of your results. As you maintain your injections the muscles will become conditioned to being relaxed so in time the results may naturally last longer as you continue the treatment regimen.
Absolutely. Xeomin is made of botulinum toxin A, which is the same neurotoxin that Botox and Dysport uses. Due to this, the results, side effects, and benefits are all very similar. However, Xeomin is only made up of the toxin with no additives. Patients have demonstrated a lower likelihood of developing resistance to the toxin making it a viable ongoing treatment for the long-term.