Xeomin is the latest option in neuromodulators, which are used to relax facial muscles that lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin contains botulinum type A, which blocks nerve activity in select muscles. Unlike its predecessors, Xeomin does not contain proteins that may make the product ineffective for a small number of patients. This means that if you don’t get the results you are looking for from Dysport and Botox, Xeomin might be worth a try.
Who is it For?
Xeomin works best on the same treatment areas as Botox and Dysport:
- Glabellar Lines – vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Periorbital Lines – fine lines in the outer corners of the eye (crow’s feet)
- Smokers or vertical lip lines – that run vertically on the upper and lower lips
- Brow lift – strategically placed injections of Xeomin can cause the lateral brow to be raised, opening the eyes, decreasing hooding, without undergoing a browlift.
Xeomin can also be used alone or in conjunction with soft tissue fillers and skin rejuvenation procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Xeomin is also approved to treat some medical conditions, like cervical dystonia and blepharospasm (uncontrollable eye twitching).
How does it Work?
Xeomin is administered using very fine needles, the area is numbed with topical ice packs and combined with a gentle touch, the treatment results in little or no discomfort for the patient. Location of the treatments is strategically placed to have the greatest impact on the identified facial muscle without disrupting normal facial expressions.
What are Results Like?
Results of Xeomin can be seen right away and continue to improve over time. Duration of results is similar to that of Botox or Dysport, lasting approximately 3-6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed. Some patients have found that Xeomin works a bit more smoothly on forehead wrinkles, but results vary from patient to patient.
Individuals looking for a quick, easy way to smooth away the signs of aging have multiple choices in neuromodulator treatments today. Dr. Madnani offers the latest treatment Xeomin in addition to Botox and Dysport. To learn more about wrinkle relaxers, contact Dr. Madnani’s office at 212-203-8591.