When the lines between our eyes start to wrinkle, we begin to look older than our actual age. When that happens, Xeomin — an injectable cosmetic treatment that contains botulinum toxin — can relax forehead muscles to smooth out unwanted wrinkles between our eyes and on our forehead.
Fortunately, William J. Seare, MD, a double board-certified plastic and orthopedic surgeon, can give individuals in the Carlsbad and San Diego, CA area the Xeomin treatments they need to maintain their youthful appearance.
What is Xeomin?
As a non-surgical solution to aging, Xeomin is an injectable agent that contains botulinum toxin — a substance used to prevent facial muscles from contracting. It is injected directly into your face to temporarily paralyze muscles, and as a result, reduce the severity of lines and wrinkles and give your face a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Xeomin
Here are some of the most common benefits of Xeomin:
- Xeomin is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved procedure.
- It reduces unwanted lines and wrinkles, with immediate results.
- After just one treatment, the results of Xeomin can last up to six months.
- Xeomin is more cost-effective than other injectables of its kind.
- Xeomin does not contain any additives, so developing a resistance to the product is highly unlikely.
What is Xeomin Used For?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable used to treat signs of aging, namely the frown lines and wrinkles that appear between our eyebrows and on our forehead.
Comparison of Xeomin and Botox
Two popular non-surgical aging solutions, Xeomin and Botox, both contain botulinum toxin and are both used to hide wrinkles and other signs of aging. While Botox has received a lot of notoriety over the years, here are some reasons Xeomin may actually be the option that’s right for you:
- Xeomin contains no additives, meaning it is less likely that you could develop a resistance to it.
- It provides faster results.
- Xeomin is less expensive than Botox.
- Xeomin is more likely to spread to surrounding tissues when compared to Botox.
What Should I Expect from Xeomin Treatments?
Overall, Xeomin injections are a fairly painless procedure. After a numbing agent is applied to the treatment area, 50- or 100-unit vials of Xeomin are injected directly into the facial muscles through a fine gauge needle. Depending on the number of injections you and Dr. Seare decide you need, treatments are usually completed within an hour, and results can last anywhere from three to six months. There is no recovery time needed for this procedure, but patients are advised not to apply intense pressure to the treatment area for at least one week while the product adjusts to your system. In some cases, minor swelling, redness, and tenderness may occur around the injection site.
When administered by a medical professional such as Dr. Seare, Xeomin treatments are entirely safe and effective. To achieve optimum results from Xeomin, it is important that you speak with your medical care professional prior to treatment to discuss any allergies, conflicting medical conditions, and your desired result.
Additionally, here is some basic safety information you should know about Xeomin:
Receiving Xeomin injections more frequently than every three months increases your likelihood of experiencing complications.
In recent years, some rare complications of Xeomin have been reported, including:
- Muscle weakness
- Speaking, breathing and swallowing problems
- Infection and allergic reactions
The total cost of Xeomin treatment is based on the number and size of the injections Dr. Seare recommends. Clinique Liposculpture accepts checks, cash, and major credit cards, and financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit.