What is Xeomin NYC?
Xeomin is an effective injectable treatment of a diluted form of botulinum neurotoxin type A that temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Specifically, it treats lines and wrinkles caused by constant movement of facial muscles from making expressions. Due to movement, it causes the skin to lose elasticity and allow the skin to droop, resulting in crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead lines and other signs of aging in the face. Xeomin is a FDA approved treatment that can help patients achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance by temporarily relaxing muscles in the treated areas to prevent forming wrinkles. Areas of concern can be numbed with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
What areas can Xeomin treat?
Xeomin can treat several areas of the face including:
- Forehead Lines
- Saggy brows
- Frown Lines
- Overly Gummy Smile
- Eyebrow Lift
- Chin Dimples
- Lines under the eyes
This injectable is fast and effective. The entire procedure lasts for about 10-20 minutes and involves a tiny needle entering the surface of the skin. No incisions are needed. The treatment is painless, however if needed, we offer a topical anesthetic that can be applied for any discomfort during the injection.
Recovery and Results
Following your treatment, slight redness and swelling can occur around the site of the injection. This is a common side effect and will gradually reduce significantly. Because this is a minimally-invasive procedure, there is little to no downtime for Xeomin treatments. Patients can return to work or their daily activities immediately after their treatment. To prevent bruising, it is important to refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin prior and after the treatment.
For the first few hours, avoid strenuous activities like running or lifting weights for the first few hours. After a few days, results will be more visible. Results last for up to 3 to 4 months. It is recommended to receive treatment every few months to maintain long lasting results.
Am I a good candidate for Xeomin?
This treatment is a good candidate for anyone that wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and also help prevent them in the long term. A patient that does not have pre-existing medical conditions, preferably a non-smoker, and is not allergic to the ingredients to Xeomin can receive this injectable.
Xeomin vs. Botox
Both of these injectables work the same way and temporarily relaxes facial muscles that create wrinkles from facial expressions. The small differences between these projects is that some products take effect at different rates for some patients. Furthermore, some patients are allergic to one brand or the other. Thus, using a different brand works better for them due to allergies.