Xeomin® is an FDA-approved injection treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by overactivity of certain facial muscles. It is similar to Botox® and Dysport and is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting.
The difference between Xeomin® and Botox® is that Xeomin® does not contain the same exact protein structure derived from Clostridium botulinum, so it can be used on patients who have an allergy to the substance in Botox® and Dysport.
After the injections, patients will notice their facial muscles gradually relaxing over the next few days as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Xeomin® lasts approximately four months, like Botox®. Results will differ from patient to patient.
Even though Xeomin® is not a surgical procedure, it is extremely important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually surprised. Dr. Tehrani and his expertly trained injectors are intimately familiar with Xeomin®, as well as the intricate anatomy of the proposed injection areas on the face.
He has been given the distinction of ExpertInjector™, which fewer than 3% of doctors have qualified for. This qualifying organization is the only one to have the endorsement of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Xeomin®?
Xeomin® treatment is ideal for nearly any patient who wishes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore more youthful facial expression. Both men and women can benefit from the Xeomin® treatment and feel better and more confident about their appearance.
The Xeomin® Treatment
The Xeomin® treatment involves several tiny injections administered directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles. For most patients, the injection is placed between the eyebrows to immobilize facial muscles in the forehead that cause frown lines.
The Xeomin® injections are generally painless and do not require anesthesia, although a numbing agent may be used to help minimize any discomfort from the injection for patients who are anxious about the treatment. Treatment sessions usually take less than 15 minutes.
The results of Xeomin® are visible within 1-7 days after treatment.
Recovery from Xeomin®
No downtime is required after Xeomin®. You can return to work or other normal activities right away.
Some patients may experience negligible side effects such as soreness and bruising at the injection site. These effects usually go away within a few hours to a day.