Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, are the unsightly vertical creases that appear in the skin between our eyebrows. These lines, which are caused by our facial muscles contracting when we frown or squint, tend to make our faces look older. Glabellar lines can also make us look like we’re constantly scowling or unhappy. If you’re looking for a simple treatment to eliminate your frown lines and achieve smoother forehead skin, you may want to try Xeomin.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Xeomin is a popular alternative to Botox, which is a very similar treatment. However, Xeomin is formulated without additives, and patients will often start using it after they’ve developed a resistance to Botox.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin contains the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A, which is the same active ingredient found in Botox. Botulinum toxin type A is a type of neurotoxin called a neuromodulator, and when Xeomin is injected into the facial skin, the neuromodulator temporarily blocks the communication between the nerves and muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting, which smooths out the skin and softens glabellar lines.
Benefits of Xeomin
Xeomin can offer significant benefits for individuals experiencing glabellar lines. The most common benefits of the treatment include:
- Reduces the appearance of glabellar lines
- Creates smoother, more youthful-looking forehead skin
- Formulated with no additives
- Minimal recovery downtime
- Quick and simple treatment
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Prevents future glabellar lines from forming
- Increased self-confidence
- Treats certain health conditions, including muscle spasms, cervical dystonia, and stiffness of the arms
Am I a Candidate for Xeomin Treatment?
Adults who would like to eliminate their glabellar lines could be good candidates for Xeomin. Ideal candidates for the treatment should:
- Be in good physical health
- Have realistic expectations
- Have no allergies to botulinum toxin type A or other
- Xeomin ingredients
- Be free of active skin infections
- Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have the desire to be rid of their frown lines
Are There Any Side Effects?
Xeomin has been known to cause certain side effects, the majority of which are mild. The most common side effects of the treatment include:
- Injection site pain
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Drooping eyelids
- Cold symptoms
In rare occurrences, the neurotoxin in Xeomin may spread to other parts of the body, which can cause a serious condition called botulism. You should seek medical care immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Vision changes
- Chest tightness
- Feeling like you might pass out
How Long Will It Take To See Results After Xeomin Treatment?
Typically, you’ll start seeing the results of your Xeomin treatment after around three days, but it can take up to two weeks to see the complete effects. On average, the results of Xeomin last for approximately three to four months.
Why Choose SVIA for Xeomin Treatment?
When you choose The Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics for your Xeomin treatment, you'll be under the care of skilled, experienced professionals. We provide our patients with a relaxing environment, state-of-the-art aesthetic techniques, and personalized results. Our expert plastic surgeons and aesthetic professionals take the time to get to know each patient and help them achieve their unique cosmetic goals. If you'd like to schedule your initial consultation, simply contact our office today.