What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable wrinkle relaxer, similar to Botox and Dysport.
Xeomin helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles beneath the skin. By relaxing the muscles treated, the skin above them is smoothed.
What makes Xeomin different than other wrinkle relaxers is that it’s made through a unique process that removes the proteins that don't play an active role in treatment. Because of that process, Xeomin is a highly purified neurotoxin.
Is Xeomin right for me?
Xeomin is a great option for adults that are unhappy with dynamic wrinkles and aren’t seeing results from at home products.
Dynamic wrinkles are those lines that form when you make certain facial expressions, like frowning or smiling.
Over time, those repeated facial expressions can cause us to look tired, or unhappy, and it is incredibly common for men and women to seek out an injectable wrinkle relaxer, like Xeomin, to smooth out those offending lines and wrinkles.
The most commonly treated areas are forehead and frown lines.
What is getting Xeomin like?
The entire process takes about 45 minutes. Your provider will talk to you about your goals, what areas bother you, and what works best for your lifestyle.
It’s important to be informed, and your provider will answer as many questions as you have to make sure you are totally confident before moving forward with the treatment.
Next, your provider will have you make some silly faces, (so they can see those dynamic wrinkles), and they’ll mark the areas to be treated.
Pain from the injections themselves is minimal, although some areas are more sensitive than others. During the injections your provider will have you lay back, close your eyes, and relax!
Immediately following treatment you may have some redness, and very occasionally swelling or light bruising.
However, there’s no downtime, and you can immediately go back to your daily activities. It’s best to avoid strenuous exercise the same day, or laying down for 3-4 hours immediately following your appointment.
The average patient will start to see their results in about a week. You can expect for the areas treated to remain smooth for about 3 months.