Xeomin® is an injectable neuromodulator, like Botox and Dysport, that is used by board-certified dermatologists to reduce the appearance of frown lines and for wrinkle reduction. Xeomin treatments are offered by the expert injectors at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
What is Xeomin in San Diego and How Does it Work?
Xeomin injections work in much the same way as Botox and Dysport. The medication is injected into the specific muscles underneath the frown lines by a board-certified, experienced dermatologist in San Diego. It then affects the nerves in the muscle to prevent it from contracting, making the muscle relax, and preventing the appearance of the facial wrinkles. This results in smoother, younger-looking skin!
What Does this Wrinkle Removal Injection Treat?
Xeomin injection treatment is typically used to minimize the appearance of frown lines. Frown lines, sometimes called 11’s or glabellar lines, occur between the eyebrows as a result of the natural aging process. Collagen production slows down as we age, causing our skin to lose its elasticity, which results in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Facial wrinkles are the result of the constant movement and contraction of the muscles between your brows from everyday expressions such as laughing, smiling, and squinting. These frown lines can often be some of the deepest set wrinkles on the face and make someone appear angry or upset.
Frequently Asked Questions
The San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are expert injectors who want to help you make the right decision when it comes to deciding which frown line treatment is right for you to achieve your desired appearance. Below are answers to some questions our doctors are frequently asked about Xeomin.
Q: When will I see results for this frown line removal treatment?
A: It may be possible to see minor results about 3-4 days after a frown line treatment, with more visible results occurring after one week, and full results evident within one month. Optimal frown line removal treatments results typically last for approximately 3 months but may vary from one patient to the next.
Q: Is Xeomin safe?
A: When injected by an experienced physician, treatment side effects are rare. The most common side effects are a headache, dry mouth, pain at injection site, neck pain, and eye problems. However, just as with any neuromodulator injectable, it is possible for the medication to spread and cause serious side effects. Do not get frown line removal injections if you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to Xeomin or any similar product. It is important to talk to your doctor about all possible side effects prior to injection and be sure to seek medical care right away if you feel you are having an adverse reaction to a Xeomin injection.
Additional safety information for Xeomin injections for wrinkel reduction can be found at xeomin.com.
Q: Who should perform anti frown line injections?
A: All injectable cosmetic treatments should be performed by an experienced, board-certified dermatologist with specialized training in injectable procedures. Although often available at med-spas, the side effects of a poorly done injectable treatment can be dangerous, making it important to only seek injections from a professional with a proven track record of success like the San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
Q: How long is the actual skin care injection treatment?
A: The Xeomin treatment will only take 15-30 minutes in the dermatologist’s office. The frown line removal procedure is typically painless and there is no downtime required.
Q: Do injections hurt?
A: Xeomin injection is generally pain-free and does not require anesthesia. However, for patients concerned about feeling the injection, let your doctor know and he/she can apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area prior to injection.
Q: How long does Xeomin last?
A: For most people, the results of Xeomin are about the same as other wrinkle reducers like Botox and Dysport. The longevity of Xeomin results depends on the dosage, exact placement of the product, and how a person metabolizes Xeomin, which can vary. Smaller doses of Xeomin will not last as long as a stronger dose. Xeomin typically lasts the same amount of time as Botox or Dysport, which is usually 3-4 months.
Q: What is the difference between Xeomin and Botox?
A: Xeomin and Botox work the same way to paralyze muscles and smooth fine lines or wrinkles. Both Botox and Xeomin share the identical active ingredient – botulinum toxin A. The difference between the two is that Botox has an accompanying protein, but Xeomin is “naked,” meaning it lacks this protein.
Basically, when Botox is injected, this protein disconnects within a minute after injection and the Botox then becomes active. However, with Xeomin, it is active as soon as it is injected. There is a theory by some physicians that this protein complex may be the reason that some patients become tolerant to Botox and experience less of a result after multiple injections. In these cases, Xeomin may have an advantage for patients who are experiencing less than desirable results with Botox, but still want to use a neuromodulator for wrinkle reduction. In addition, Xeomin has proven effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in several clinical trials.
In both the United States and Europe, Xeomin is approved to be used in the treatment of glabellar lines.
Call the San Diego Dermatologists for a Xeomin Injection Appointment Today
If you are tired of looking mad or older than you are because of the deep frown lines between your brows, call the expert injectors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today. Our board-certified dermatologists are world-renowned for their skin care expertise and want to help you look your best today. Contact us at (858) 365-3620 today to schedule a consultation.
Xeomin is one of many different anti-aging injections our dermatologists provide. Read more about botox wrinkle injections and how they can help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.