What is Xeomin
Xeomin is a recent development in advanced aesthetics and is proving to be exceptionally effective for skin smoothing and for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. This product is a good BOTOX alternative, because it reduces the muscle motion producing lines, creases, and wrinkles, it is a purer formula. It is free from additives and this fact alone may reduce the risk for developing antibodies that will eventually limit how well a product works.
In 2010, the FDA approved the use of Xeomin for improving moderate to severe frown lines (also known as glabellar lines) between the eyebrows. The FDA granted approval after clinical trials in the U.S. involving 547 adult patients. The studies concluded this treatment successfully reduced frown lines between the eyebrows.
It blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, stopping contractions. Without constant muscle movement, wrinkles and frown lines soften or disappear. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, making transport effortless. Ease of storage and it’s additive-free formula gives it a longer shelf life.
When you frown, grimace, laugh or make other facial expressions, the muscles underneath your skin contracts. As you repeat these expressions over years or decades, they create frown lines between your eyebrows. Xeomin is an FDA-approved treatment to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. A smooth, unlined brow naturally looks younger. It works by affecting the nerves that trigger muscle motion. These muscle layers are constantly in motion, and eventually create wrinkles and lines. As with any injectable product, the amount used and the area into which it is injected could not be more important. There is no recovery time with Xeomin injections. You will have no restrictions and can get your treatment during lunch break, and then return to work as normal. One of the greatest advantages of this product is that you do not have to worry about taking time away from your normal routine – just get the injections in a short appointment and return to life as usual. Post treatment, you cannot lie down for four hours, and avoid any deep massage of the area for four days.
Don’t take aspirin or any blood-thinning medication or supplement for 2 days after treatment. Don’t lie down for 2 to 4 hours after treatment to maintain placement of the injectable. Discontinue use of aspirin or other blood-thinning medications a week before receiving treatment to reduce the chance of bleeding.
Common Xeomin Injection Questions
What is Xeomin Used For?
An FDA-approved treatment for glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), Xeomin also reduces facial wrinkles, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It stops muscles from moving at the injection site, which reduces lines and makes skin look smoother. Lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet form after repetitive smiling, frowning and other facial expressions. Xeomin temporarily freezes muscle activity in the target areas. Xeomin treatment at Total Body Therapy of Gerogia usually lasts from 20 to 30 minutes, so you can stop by our office on your lunch hour. You’ll see full results in 7-10 days. One Xeomin injection keeps your skin smoother and gives your face a more relaxed, alert appearance for about 3 months. Line and wrinkle improvement varies among patients. Although wrinkles and lines will gradually return after 3 months, you’ll notice they’ll be softer and less prominent. This occurs because your facial muscles are being trained to relax. If you’re looking for a safe, non-surgical anti-aging treatment for frown lines, wrinkles or crow’s feet, Xeomin offers a choice.
How long will it take for Xeomin to work?
The optimum improvement is achieved after 30 days, but typically, smoother skin begins to be evident about three to four days after you get your injections.
How long does Xeomin last?
Xeomin lasts for about three months, although some clients may need the next treatment sooner, or find that the smoothing effect lasts longer than expected – everyone is slightly different.
What are Xeomin Results?
The results of the treatment are temporary and safe. It is approved by the FDA for use and is considered a safe injectable. Certain people have physical conditions that make them an inappropriate candidate for the treatment, but this is very rare. As with any injectable, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should wait to get treatment. If you take muscle relaxants, allergy or cold medicines, sleep medication, or blood thinners, you may not be an appropriate candidate for this treatment.
Xeomin for Wrinkles: How many units are needed?
Every person is different, but typical clients require about 20 units per area. If you are only coming in for Xeomin injections we have a 20 unit minimum.