Do you have frown lines between your eyebrows? Do they bother you? If you do, you are not alone. As we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity and muscles can cause skin to furrow or fold, creating lines we do not want. Luckily, you have options that can improve the appearance of frown lines.
One great option is using FDA-approved Xeomin, a next-generation injectable that can act on nerve endings to keep muscles from contracting between your eyebrows. The result is that frown lines are lessened or even disappear.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a prescription medication that works similarly to Botox and Dysport. It contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How is Xeomin different from Botox?
Both Xeomin and Botox are made from botulinum toxin A. Xeomin is just the purified toxin, while Botox has other additives in it as well. The benefit of a pure injectable is that the human body is less likely to become resistant to it. Xeomin and Botox are manufactured differently which makes them have a slightly different effect in clinical practice. Patients who have been injected with both Botox and Xeomin say that Xeomin feels more natural and allows them to have some muscle movement. Botox feels heavier and more frozen in place.
What should I tell my doctor before treatment?
Before treatment, discuss with your doctor all medications and supplements you are taking as well as any other neurotoxin treatments you have done in the last 6 months. Also discuss if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves.
Are there side-effects that I should expect?
Xeomin has few side effects but can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to botulinum toxin. Allergic reactions can including itching and redness at the injection site. Severe allergic reactions can include asthma-like wheezing.
What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment is quick and almost painless. The doctor will inject your wrinkle with Xeomin. It usually takes 10-20 minutes. Your doctor could use ice or a topical anesthetic if needed. Some swelling can occur but usually resolves within an hour.
How long does it take to work?
Many people start seeing results in 3-4 days. Xeomin’s maximum effect occurs at 30 days but people often see results for up to 4-6 months.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
When you use Xeomin to eliminate wrinkles, the immediate benefit is that the frown lines are lessened or disappear. Yeah!
Should I repeat the Xeomin treatment?
We recommend that you repeat the treatment about every 6 months. Over time, the muscles become trained to relax, creating a smoother look naturally. You may find that you can space out your treatments more and more. By using Xeomin to relax muscles causing wrinkles, you also prevent deeper wrinkles from forming.
If you think Xeomin is right for you, call Trilogy for a free consultation (801) 747-2273.