Xeomin is the ideal alternative to Botox, a cosmetic injectable that suppresses moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. If you’re an adult feeling self-conscious about your frown lines, you can talk to the certified injectors in Joli Beautique to discuss your options.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a prescription medicine composed of a botulinum neurotoxin (incobotulinumtoxinA). It’s administered by licensed healthcare professionals to reduce the visibility of moderate to severe frown lines (the wrinkles between the eyebrows). The results usually last for up to 4 months.
Side Effects of Xeomin
The most common side effects of Xeomin include redness, itching, swelling, irritation, and bruising around the injection sites. The bruising can be masked with makeup, and the other side effects gradually dissipate in a few days.
In rare cases, you may also experience neck pain, muscle weakness, eyelid swelling, blurred vision, eyelid drooping, dizziness, wheezing, etc. However, these side effects only occur when the treatment isn’t planned properly, usually in the hands of inexperienced injectors. As such, it’s advisable to visit highly skilled, trained, and certified cosmetic injectors for Xeomin.
What to expect with treatment?
Patients receiving Xeomin usually report a mild pinch as the injection goes into the treatment area. You’ll receive a series of 5 injections into the muscles between your eyebrows and forehead for optimal results. If you’re anxious, we can also use a topical numbing cream to prevent discomfort.
After the injections, you may experience mild redness, swelling, irritation, itching, and bruising for a few hours or days. However, you can resume most of your daily activities and work when you leave our medical spa.
How is Xeomin different from Botox?
The primary difference between Xeomin and Botox (and all other neuromodulators) is its lack of additives and unnecessary proteins. This prevents your body from developing antibodies against Xeomin, which, in turn, prevents you from developing a resistance to the treatment after repeated use.
Patients using Botox may develop resistance to the treatment after multiple treatments — usually after a few years or regular use. However, patients using Xeomin are less likely to develop resistance. As such, Xeomin is a suitable alternative for patients who have already become resistant to Botox.
When will I see results? How long do the results last?
The results start appearing 3 to 4 days after the treatment, and the maximum effects are achieved within 30 days. The results last for 3 to 4 months.
Contact Us Today
Xeomin is a safe, FDA-approved, and minimally invasive treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It requires minimal prep and involves no downtime, making it perfect for people leading busy lives. For more information, please schedule an appointment at our medical spa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.