WHAT IS XEOMIN?
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a nonsurgical treatment commonly used to reduce, eliminate or prevent the appearance of lines & wrinkles throughout the face. The most commonly treated areas are in between the eyebrows, the forehead and around the eyes. Other areas include the following: upper lip, lower lip, chin and the platysma bands of the neck.
Botox and Xeomin are both classifed as neurotoxins and work in the same way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) consists of a natural neurotoxic protein purified from the bacterium clostridium botulinum that, when injected into affected muscles, smooths moderate to severe wrinkles for a fresher look.
HOW DOES XEOMIN WORK?
Xeomin is injected into certain muscles of the face and neck that form expressions that can become permanent lines and wrinkles. Xeomin temporarily blocks nerve impulses that cause the contraction of these muscles. When these muscles are relaxed with Xeomin over the course of two weeks, they no longer contract to show lines or wrinkles on your face for two to four months.
HOW LONG HAS XEOMIN BEEN USED FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES?
Xeomin has been used for cosmetic purposes since 2011. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the usage of Xeomin for treating glabellar lines (frown lines) in adults.
Clinical studies have compared Xeomin to other neurotoxins used for cosmetic purposes. The result of these studies has shown no significant difference among the products regarding onset, efficacy or longevity.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
At DermaFashion Medical Spa, we understand the significance that your appearance has for you, especially when it comes to your face, your identity in the world. Our nurses have a very extensive knowledge of the muscles in your face, which enables them to give you a customized recommendation on how to reach your treatment goals. Xeomin treatment is an art that shines best under the hand of our experienced professionals.
- Between the Eyebrows (Frown Lines)
- Around the Eyes (Crow’s Feet)
- Upper lip
HOW MUCH XEOMIN DO I NEED?
Xeomin and the FDA have made recommendations for the amount to treat the glabella muscle (frown lines). However, there are many factors that need to be considered for each client. Your treatment goals, if you have had Xeomin previously, your anatomy and strength of your muscles prior to your treatment are all assessed by our nurses during your consultation.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS OF MY TREATMENT?
Xeomin treatment does not yield an instant result but starts to work in 3-5 days. The full result will be seen 10-14 days after your treatment.