XEOMIN: A Safe Alternative to BOTOX Cosmetic
Your skin is one of the first features others notice about you. Unfortunately, it is also one of the areas most commonly and severely affected by aging. At Back to 30™, we offer various injectable solutions to smooth out minor wrinkles, including XEOMIN®.
XEOMIN is a purified form of incobotulinumtoxinA manufactured by Merz Aesthetics. Similar to other injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, it blocks nerves and reduces muscle activity in areas ridden with age-related wrinkles and lines. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use, the treatment is a very safe option for easing the effects of age on your appearance. We offer XEOMIN at all four Back to 30 locations throughout upstate South Carolina, including Greenville and Boiling Springs.
What Is XEOMIN Used For?
In addition to its clinical applications for cervical dystonia and blepharospasm, XEOMIN is FDA-approved to correct:
- Moderate to severe frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smile lines at the corners of your eyes
- Perpendicular lines between your brows, also known as glabellar lines
- Nasal squint lines
- Lines on your neck
XEOMIN is not a dermal filler, so it cannot fill lines that are already deeply set in the skin. Instead, it blocks the nerves to prevent muscles from creating wrinkles in the first place.
XEOMIN vs. Other Injectables
XEOMIN can correct the same cosmetic concerns as other neurotoxins, including BOTOX injections. However, there are a few unique features that set it apart, including:
- No additives: XEOMIN undergoes extra purification of botulinum toxin type A. Because it does not contain the same added proteins as traditional BOTOX injections, you do not have to worry about your body becoming immune to its effects.
- Fast results: Most patients see noticeable results within one week after treatment.
- Long-lasting effects: With XEOMIN, you can enjoy your results for up to six months after treatment.
Although it should not be used in combination with other injectables, XEOMIN is a great option for patients who are not seeing the same results from BOTOX Injections as they once did.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
On the day of your appointment, one of our team members will ask you to perform various facial expressions to determine where the XEOMIN should be injected. They will then administer the XEOMIN using a very small needle, so you should feel very little or no discomfort. You may feel a slight stinging sensation as the injectable is entering the skin.
XEOMIN treatment is quick, comfortable, very safe, and has no recovery or downtime.
For most patients, we can complete treatment in as little as ten minutes. There is very little downtime after your appointment and most patients can return to work and their normal routine immediately after their appointment. To avoid skin irritation and ensure the best treatment outcomes, do not scratch or rub the injection sites. We also recommend avoiding heavy exercise to prevent the injectable from migrating to other areas.
Most patients see results in about one week after being injected. The results are comparable to that of BOTOX injections and can last anywhere from three to four months. To maintain the results of your procedure, we recommend re-treatment after that time.
Not Sure Which Injectable Is Right for You?
During your complimentary beauty consultation, our team will assess your features and recommend whether XEOMIN is right for you. XEOMIN treatment is quick, comfortable, very safe, and has no recovery or downtime. Vist one of our four locations, contact us online, or call us at (843) 651-8330 to schedule an appointment today.
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