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

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

The first step of your Xeomin treatment will be to have a quick consultation with one of our medical providers. During this meeting, they'll discuss the treatment with you and help you determine if it's the best fit for your needs. The actual procedure will then be performed on an outpatient basis right at our facility. To begin, you'll have a topical anesthetic applied to your skin around the forehead and between the eyebrows. Your injector professional will then use a very fine needle to inject the Xeomin into your skin. In total, the treatment should only take around 15 to 30 minutes, and you can head home as soon as it's finished.

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After your Xeomin treatment, you should be able to return to work and resume your normal routine right away. However, you may want to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours, and you should refrain from rubbing or scratching the injection sites for the first couple of days.

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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
  • Headache
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Diarrhea
  • 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
  • Seizure
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Incontinence
  • 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.

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