What is Xeomin?
Xeomin ® is a popular injection among women and men alike who want to eliminate wrinkles and create smoother, healthier-looking skin without surgery. These wrinkle-reducing injections only take a few minutes and there is no downtime necessary, so you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment.
Xeomin is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. It contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How does Xeomin work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A, the active ingredient in Xeomin, blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, temporarily relaxing the muscles in the forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Xeomin is sometimes referred to as the “naked Botox” because it doesn’t have any of the additives (protective proteins) found in Botox. This means that you may be less likely to become resistant to the product.
What can I expect from treatment?
One of our Physicians will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. He or she will typically place one injection into each of five points between and over the eyebrows.
The Physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. The procedure only takes about 10-20 minutes.
When will I see results and for how long will they last?
You may notice visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. For most people, the effects of Xeomin typically last up to three months, although this may differ from person to person.
Injections can be repeated every three to four months to maintain your youthful appearance. You can also combine Xeomin with dermal fillers to further enhance your skin.
Interested in getting Xeomin injections?
If you feel this would be a treatment you are interested in and would like to get more information please call or contact us today. We offer this service at our Birmingham location.