XEOMIN® is an injectable procedure used to treat certain types of wrinkles, especially frown lines. The purified protein solution in this product blocks nerve signals from reaching muscles and, thus, causes temporary muscle relaxation. This results in smooth, wrinkle-free skin in the treated area.
How is it Used?
XEOMIN® is administered via injection directly into the affected muscle. It can only be given by a skilled medical professional. The effects generally last about three months, depending on the situation and the individual. No downtime is required after the treatment session, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules.
It is important to note that the results of the treatment are temporary. However, the treatments can be safely repeated at our office multiple times per year to maintain your results.
How Does it Differ from BOTOX® and Dysport®?
All three of these injectable treatments are derived from the same main ingredients, and they all have the same muscle-relaxing agent. BOTOX® is the oldest one and has been around for over 20 years. Dysport® was approved by the FDA in 2009, and XEOMIN® secured FDA approval two years later.
XEOMIN® doesn’t contain the added proteins that BOTOX® and Dysport® do. It is, therefore, less likely to cause an allergic reaction than the other two treatments. The product’s purity also means it can travel faster and further than BOTOX® and Dysport®.
Who is a Good Candidate?
XEOMIN® is best for people who are in overall good health with no infections in the treated area or muscle problems. Good candidates also have realistic expectations regarding the results of the treatment. They understand that XEOMIN® will help them to look younger and more refreshed, but they know that it won’t make them look like they did when they were 20. People who have a realistic idea of what their results will be tend to be happiest with the outcome of their treatment.
A good candidate for this treatment also has the type of wrinkles that XEOMIN® was designed to treat. XEOMIN® is used for dynamic wrinkles, which are the kind that appear due to making facial expressions.
If you are considering a XEOMIN® treatment, schedule a consultation at Lincoln Park Aesthetics to see if you would be a good candidate. Our team would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have as they determine if you qualify for this treatment.
Lincoln Park Aesthetics is located in Chicago. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more about XEOMIN®!