Aging, along with repeated facial expressions such as laughing, squinting, and raising eyebrows can lead to the formation of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Such lines and wrinkles can make you look older than your age and result in a lack of confidence.
So, if you’re looking for an effective way to address dynamic fine lines and wrinkles and achieve wrinkle-free and smoother skin, Xeomin® – an injectable wrinkle relaxer – is a great option.
Read on to know more.
What Is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is a neurotoxin that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines and forehead wrinkles:
- Frown lines – The vertical lines that appear between your brows every time you squint (aka ‘glabellar lines’ or ‘11’ lines)
- Forehead wrinkles – The horizontal lines that run across your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
Xeomin is a trademarked product of Merz pharmaceuticals that comprises a toxin known as Botulinum toxin Type A, which is extracted from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
How Does It Work?
Xeomin® works by inhibiting the nerve signals to the underlying muscles in the treated area. It temporarily paralyzes and relaxes them, effectively softening the look of dynamic facial lines and wrinkles.
What Sets Xeomin® Apart From Other Neurotoxins?
Xeomin® is one of four FDA-approved wrinkle relaxers and is often compared to Botox in terms of safety and effectiveness. Here are a few things that set Xeomin® apart from other neurotoxins:
- It contains a purified form of neurotoxin, reducing the risk of allergic reactions.
- It is best suited for treating fine lines in smaller areas such as between your eyebrows because it doesn’t diffuse as quickly as other alternatives.
- Since there are no additives, it is an ideal choice of treatment for people who have become resistant to Botox treatments.
What Can I Expect From The Procedure?
The treatment is quick and can take anywhere between 30 – 45 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of the wrinkles in the area/s of concern.
Although a Xeomin® injection is virtually painless, we might choose to apply a topical numbing cream beforehand to reduce any discomfort.
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. You can go back to your daily routine as soon as you leave the office.
The results of Xeomin® can be seen within a week and can last for a period of up to 3 to 4 months.
Is It Safe?
Yes, the risk of side effects is next to none.
However, some people might experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection site, which usually subsides on their own within 24 to 48 hours.
Xeomin® is a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. However, it all depends on the skills and expertise of a well-trained injector.
At Metro MedSpa, St. Louis, MO, our expert injectors have helped hundreds of people achieve their desired skin goals safely and they can do the same for you as well. So, why wait?
Book a consultation now and get one step closer to smoother and younger looking skin.