Look More Relaxed with Xeomin®
Botox is the name that probably comes to mind when you think of treating facial wrinkles, but you might be surprised to learn that there are several botulinum toxin alternatives available, one of which is Xeomin®.
Xeomin is an injectable filler used to treat frown lines. It incorporates the same active ingredient as Botox, botulinum toxin type A, except Xeomin is a slightly purer form of the toxin which is believed to be beneficial to long-term patients in particular.
How Xeomin Works
Repeated muscle contractions in the face are one of the underlying causes of facial lines. During a Xeomin treatment, small amounts of purified botulinum toxin medication are injected into targeted muscles of the face. The medication allows the facial muscles to relax by blocking nerve impulses. As a result, facial lines are softened and your appearance is rejuvenated.
During treatment, Dr. Allison will use a very thin needle to inject Xeomin into the desired area. You may feel a slight pinch, but the procedure typically isn’t considered to be painful. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to alleviate discomfort.
As with most botulinum toxin treatments, there’s little to no downtime after receiving a Xeomin injection, with most people returning to their regular activities immediately afterward.
It is important to choose an experienced doctor who is trained in Xeomin injections so you achieve a natural-looking appearance. Dr. Allison has extensive training in protecting the delicate tissues surrounding the eyes.
Areas Treated with Xeomin
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Laugh lines
- Softening of facial lines occurs within 3-4 days
- No downtime; return to your normal routine immediately
- Results last 3 months
- Treatments must be repeated to maintain your softer appearance
If you are planning to have a Xeomin treatment before a special event, such as a reunion or wedding, schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation with our team well in advance to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment and allow plenty of time for the treatment to take effect.
Possible Side Effects of Xeomin
You may experience some slight bruising, swelling and redness near the injection site. These side effects tend to resolve within a couple of days. You may consider avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days following your Xeomin treatment because the increased blood pressure from physical activity can potentially exacerbate bruising.
To find out if Xeomin in Gainesville is right for you, contact us today to schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation.