Every day, your face goes through countless expressions. You smile, laugh, frown, furrow your brow and squint into the sun—each muscle contraction adding to a new line or wrinkle. As you get older, these dynamic wrinkles grow more prominent and can leave you with a much older appearance. Xeomin is a popular botulinum toxin injectable that can help diminish the appearance of these signs of aging without surgery.
Like Botox® Cosmetic, Xeomin is an injectable that uses a purified botulinum toxin to relax the underlying facial muscles for the treatment of lines and wrinkles. Xeomin is made without some of the additives found in Botox, which means patients who may experience allergic reactions to Botox may be better suited for Xeomin.
When your face makes an expression, the muscles are working to pull and fold the skin to show what it is you’re feeling. Over time, these repeated contractions leave behind their marks in the form of dynamic lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet or frown lines. Men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of these lines will benefit from non-surgical treatment with Xeomin.
If you are experiencing deeper lines or wrinkles, areas of volume loss, or aged facial contours, you may be a better candidate for a dermal filler treatment. Dr. Quereshy may also suggest combining Xeomin with a filler for a liquid facelift. Your ideal treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation.
Like other injectable and filler treatments, each Xeomin injection takes only about 30 minutes. The total length of your Xeomin procedure will depend on how many injections are needed to achieve your desired look. Following your Xeomin treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine without any downtime. You may experience some minor numbness or discomfort, but this should fade over the next day or two.
It may take about a week before you notice the effects of your Xeomin treatment. Over time, you will notice a softening of existing lines and wrinkles, and will enjoy younger looking skin for up to six months as the Xeomin treatment continues to prevent new signs of aging from forming. You may return for touch-up treatments as you feel necessary in order to maintain a youthful appearance for years to come.
Xeomin provides the same effects on facial muscle and skin as Botox and Dysport. The procedure and results are the same, but Xeomin does not have the additives found in Botox—it’s a more purified form. Xeomin, unlike Botox, does not have to be refrigerated which enables a longer shelf life, providing less cost to the patient. Xeomin costs about $350 per site.
Give our office a call to find out more about Xeomin or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Quereshy.