What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is an injectable wrinkle treatment that is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles such as frown lines. Like Botox® and Dysport™, Xeomin® is also created using the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A. All three injectables work the same way by blocking the nerve impulses in the targeted muscle in order to temporarily prevent certain facial expressions that cause dynamic wrinkles. The main difference between the three is their formulation. Xeomin® which is made and distributed by Merz, is created through a unique process which isolates the component of the toxin molecule and removes the proteins that are not needed to perform the active role in the wrinkle treatment. Because of this, Xeomin® is considered a highly purified neurotoxin.
Just like the other neurotoxins, Xeomin® treatment consists of a series of injections to very targeted muscle groups that create permanent wrinkles to areas such as the forehead (frown lines), between the eyebrows (Eleven’s), the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), nasal squint lines, smile lines, lines around the neck, and in some cases for lifting up the eyebrow. Since each patient will have different results and reactions to Botox®, Dysport™, and Xeomin®, Dr. Jacono will determine which injectable treatment will be right for you during your consultation. In many cases, Dr. Jacono may recommend a combination of treatments paired with dermal facial fillers which include fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Voluma® to achieve the desired facial rejuvenation results.
What Makes Xeomin® Different?
When compared to other injectable wrinkle treatments, Xeomin® stands out from its competitors by not containing any additives. Because there are no additives, this could mean that there will be less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin®. When the body creates antibodies in response to a foreign substance in the body, it breaks it down and causes it to be less effective. This should allow the smoothing of the skin and temporary elimination of wrinkles to last longer. In general, Xeomin® results last between 4 and 6 months.
Another difference is that Xeomin® does not require refrigeration for storage. This does not have any bearing on its effectiveness but it does allow for easier storage and distribution.
Who is a Good Candidate for Xeomin®?
As with any injectable wrinkle treatment such as Xeomin®, patients should be in overall good health and it is suitable for both men and women alike. Xeomin® is a good option for individuals who what to have an anti-aging treatment plan to help temporarily eliminate facial wrinkles and help them look younger and more rejuvenated. Pregnant and expecting mothers should not use any of the neurotoxin treatments.
Xeomin® injections may not be right for everyone. During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, your expected results and treatment options will be discussed and Dr. Jacono will create a custom facial rejuvenation plan that is unique to each of his patients.
To schedule your Xeomin® consultation, contact Dr. Jacono and his J Spa professionals today to see if this treatment is right for you. Call the Spa directly at (516) 773-2424 or submit a contact form and one of his patient care coordinators will contact you to answer your questions and set up your appointment.
What is XEOMIN?
Xeomin is a prescription medication that is made from botulinum toxin and is injected to smooth facial wrinkles.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin is injected into the muscles to relax and smooth out wrinkles.
How long does Xeomin Last?
Xeomin results can last up to 4 months.
How is Xeomin different from Botox?
Botox has an accompanying protein but Xeomin does not. Once injected into the skin, the protein from Botox detaches so in the end there is not much difference once that occurs.
How often will I need treatment with XEOMIN?
You will need to repeat your Xeomin treatments every 3 to 4 months.
What are the most common side effects of XEOMIN?
Most people do not experience and side affects from Xeomin but it is recommended that you read your consent form and consult with your doctor to discuss any possible risks.