Everyone deserves to look and feel great in their own skin. That’s why, at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we provide unparalleled non-surgical aesthetic treatments for everyone who wants to improve the way they look. We offer every patient a number of services performed by a qualified and experienced team that can give you the facial aesthetics you’re looking for.
When it comes to wrinkles and facial lines, we have a number of botulinum toxin injections that can treat your skin. Xeomin is the choice of any patient who wants no additives or proteins unnecessary to the procedure, as this brand of botulinum toxin is uniquely purified for your safety and satisfaction. But is Xeomin the right injectable treatment for you? Keep reading to learn more about Xeomin, and then schedule an initial consultation with one of our talented doctors to see if you are qualified to get Xeomin treatment.
Approved by the FDA in 2011, Xeomin is a prescription drug that can treat a patient with certain types of wrinkles and fine lines. Among all the other available botulinum toxin brands available in our facility like Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, Xeomin stands out due to its unique purification method. Here’s why it is the neurotoxin injection of choice for any patient that prefers organically pure injectables.
Xeomin can temporarily freeze your facial muscles through its active ingredient, botulinum toxin, which can prevent skin creasing and stop the development of dynamic wrinkles. Like Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, Xeomin contains a controlled amount of botulinum toxin, a substance created naturally by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Large amounts of botulinum toxin can be dangerous to humans and can cause a rare illness called botulism. However, Xeomin (and every botulinum toxin product we carry) contains a small, controlled amount of botulinum toxin that has gone through rigorous processing and clinical trials to neutralize the risks before getting FDA approval. This – combined with our experienced team to administer Xeomin into the right facial muscles – means a patient can get an injection with the peace of mind of virtually no risks.
Botulinum toxin injections differ in the way they’re prepared for commercial (medical and cosmetic) use. There are different ways to neutralize the toxin for safe use, which can result in different types of botulinum toxins. Xeomin contains a type of toxin known as incobotulinumtoxin A, which is different from other brands like Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A).
Like all other neurotoxin injection brands, Xeomin works by freezing your muscles. Whenever you move your muscles, the nerve endings close to it release a chemical messenger that causes a muscle contraction. Botulinum toxin stops your nerves from releasing these chemicals, thus stopping muscle movement.
Xeomin can be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Medically, it can be injected into the specific muscles of a patient to treat:
Cosmetically, Xeomin reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines by freezing facial muscles. When your facial muscles move, it also moves the skin attached to it. This results in your skin creasing and folding with it.
When younger people perform muscle movement, their skin has enough collagen and elastin to spring back to its original position and keep your skin smooth and taut. With time, age, and repeated muscle movement, it becomes more difficult for your skin to bounce back, resulting in dynamic wrinkles.
During a procedure, one of our qualified staff will inject enough units of Xeomin into the injection site, the target muscle (Xeomin is only FDA-approved to treat glabellar frown lines) of a patient. This will freeze up the target muscle on the injection site, preventing it from moving and creasing your skin. Through this, the appearance of your wrinkles will be reduced.
At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, Xeomin injections are a fast and minimally invasive procedure. One of our doctors or qualified aestheticians will administer Xeomin into the muscle between your eyebrows responsible for creating glabellar lines (frown lines). The treatment session does not require anesthesia, so there is no downtime after the procedure.
It can take several days to see visible results from the treatment. The effects of botulinum toxin injections can last from three to six months, depending on multiple factors like your body’s natural resistance to botulinum toxin, your daily routine, and how you take steps to take care of your face. Botulinum toxin injections are temporary, so you will need to schedule follow-up injections to maintain the effects Xeomin has on your frown lines.
Xeomin’s unique feature among all the other injectable toxins is that it’s purified to remove all the unnecessary proteins from botulinum toxin. On top of the other features botulinum toxin injections bring, patients can expect the following benefits from Xeomin:
Xeomin has been FDA approved since 2011 and was proven effective in clinical trials.
Only licensed medical professionals are allowed to administer Xeomin and other types of botulinum toxin injections. If you’re looking for Xeomin providers near you, it’s important to consider a provider’s skill and experience to help you get the best results. Although Xeomin injections are a relatively straightforward procedure, you’ll want to have someone who has perfected their technique in administering toxins to achieve an effective result that still allows you to do natural-looking facial movement.
Getting Xeomin takes less than half an hour. After applying a topical anesthetic to your face, your provider will inject enough units of Xeomin into your face to freeze your target facial muscle. The effects of the procedure can take several days to show results on your face, which can then last for at least three months before the toxin starts to wear off on your muscle. You will need follow-up injections to maintain the effects of your treatment.
A: Xeomin is best for adults with moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines located between your eyebrows. Book an initial consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your beauty goals, treatment plan, and any medication or pre-existing conditions that may disqualify you from being a candidate for Xeomin.
A: Xeomin is purified to remove all unnecessary proteins from botulinum toxin. This means it works just as well as other botulinum toxin injections, but it has a lower risk of your body developing a resistance to neurotoxin injections.
After a botulinum toxin treatment, most patients experience common side effects like muscle stiffness and swelling before their body adjusts to the injection. However, there are rare cases where your body’s immune system sees botulinum toxin proteins as harmful and produce neutralizing bodies to fight against its effects. With every injection you get, your immune system may learn how to neutralize the effects, which means your provider will need to use larger doses (which can cost more in the long run) to maintain its effects.
With Xeomin removing all the unnecessary proteins, the chances of developing antibodies are decreased. This is in comparison to other botulinum toxin injectables that have more proteins in them. However, Xeomin can work just as effectively as the essential parts of the botulinum toxin are still in the dose.
A: Xeomin has medical and cosmetic uses. Xeomin can be administered for medical treatment for any patient at least two years old, depending on the condition being treated. If you are getting Xeomin for medical purposes, you need to be:
You need to be at least 18 years old to get Xeomin for aesthetic purposes. However, you may not be qualified to receive Xeomin if you experience any of the following:
Xeomin is a popular choice for those who want to avoid building a natural resistance to botulinum toxin injections and want the organically pure option that’s uniquely purified. See the difference Xeomin can make for the way you look when your frown lines gradually disappear and give you stunning results you can feel confident in.
Dr. V Medical Aesthetics offers Xeomin and other botulinum toxin injections for those looking to look and feel younger with reduced facial wrinkles. Book an appointment today to see if Xeomin is the key to a more confident you.