After years of facial expressions – smiling, frowning, and laughing – winkles and deep creases can begin to form along the forehead and around the eyes. These early signs of aging often betray how we feel inside, making the face look tired, unhappy, and even angry. While there is little that can be done at home to eliminate these unpleasant facial lines, Skin by Lovely can help.
Xeomin – Botulinum Toxin
Xeomin, or incobotulinumtoxin, is the newest member of the Botulinum Toxin family. Approved for aesthetic use by the FDA in 2011, Xeomin can be extremely beneficial in temporarily correcting moderate to deep dynamic wrinkles (those caused by repetitive muscle movement). Working similarly to Botox Cosmetic and Dysport, Xeomin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles in a targeted area. These muscles essentially freeze, briefly unable to contract; this allows for the associated wrinkles and facial creases to relax and smooth. Unlike similar injectables, Xeomin is considered ‘naked’, meaning it does not contain any additives or protective proteins.
Xeomin can effectively treat dynamic wrinkles:
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Creases
- Crow’s Feet
The Ideal Xeomin Candidate
Both men and women, frustrated with creases along the forehead, the eyebrow, or the corners of the eyes, may find Xeomin to be extremely beneficial. The ideal candidate for treatment will be overall good health, understand the treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for their correction. Those who have a known allergy to Botox (Botulinum Toxin), or with an infection or muscle weakness at the injection site, should not use Xeomin.
The Xeomin Consultation
Prior to receiving Xeomin injections, a consultation will be scheduled with one of Skin by Lovely’s experienced providers. During this time, a quick skin evaluation will be performed and medical history will be discussed. The Xeomin process will be explained in detail, as well as any other options for facial rejuvenation. Should Xeomin injections be determined to be the right procedure for you, a treatment plan will be created with the unique needs of your skin in mind.
The Xeomin Procedure
After the consultation appointment, and the targeted areas for correction have been determined, the Xeomin injections will be administered. Each session is performed in one of Skin by Lovely’s state-of-the-art treatment rooms. Xeomin is applied using a very small needle; the procedure takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. While the procedure is not considered painful, patients do report a slight burn or pinch with each injection, although this sensation quickly fades. If needed, Skin by Lovely can increase your comfort level by providing a topical or local anesthetic prior to treatment.
Results from Xeomin
The results from a Xeomin treatment will not be immediately noticeable. It will take a few days for the first benefits to appear. After seven to ten days, the full results from Xeomin will be apparent. The deep, dynamic wrinkles will be eliminated, refreshing and softening your appearance. The beautiful results will last from three to four months, after which time a quick, repeat treatment can maintain this youthful look.
Potential Complications from Xeomin
When applied by an experienced provider, such as Skin by Lovely, Xeomin is considered to be safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities. Common side effects from injections can include slight redness, mild swelling, bruising, or bleeding at the injection site. Compared to other injectables, Xeomin has a high diffusion rate, easily spreading to surrounding tissues. This can cause paralysis of unintended muscle groups, such as the eyelids. To avoid any potential complications, patients should only see the best skincare professional available.
Xeomin in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA
Skin by Lovely is among the top aesthetic providers in the United States. As a national training center for injectables, healthcare providers routinely come to our Los Angeles and Portland offices to learn advanced skills and techniques with Xeomin, Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and a variety of dermal fillers. Our renowned staff has a deep understanding of facial anatomy, with specialized training in aesthetic medicine and treatments. Our goal is to provide each patient with beautiful, natural looking results. For more information on how Skin by Lovely can renew and refresh your appearance, contact our Santa Monica office at 310.566.0858.
Xeomin in Portland, Oregon
For some of the same reasons noted above. If you are looking for Xeomin in the Portland, Oregon area, contact us at 971-303-8060.
What is a Xeomin?
Xeomin is the newest member of the Botulinum Toxin family, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Xeomin does not contain any additives, lowering the chance for a negative reaction.
What areas can benefit from Xeomin?
Xeomin is excellent for improving dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by respective muscle movement. These include Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, and forehead creases.
How does Xeomin work?
Xeomin, or Botulinum Toxin, will temporarily paralyze targeted muscles. As the muscles ‘freeze’, facial lines and creases relax.
Who is a good candidate for Xeomin?
The idea candidate for Xeomin can be anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging. Patients should be in generally good health, understand the Xeomin treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for their results.
Why consider Xeomin at Skin by Lovely?
Xeomin will temporarily erase dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, brow, and forehead; the results can last up to three months. As a national training center for aesthetic treatments, Skin by Lovely has more experience with Xeomin and other injectables than any other provider in the country.
How is Xeomin administered?
Xeomin is applied to the target area using a very small needle. A Xeomin session will take less than half an hour in the Skin by Lovely office.
Are Xeomin injections painful?
A Xeomin treatment is not considered painful, however patients may notice a quick burning sensation during the injection. For your comfort, a topical or local anesthetic can be applied prior to injections.
What can I expect after Xeomin injections?
After a Xeomin session at Skin by Lovely, patients may note some mild redness and swelling at the injection site. This is normal and should subside quickly. Routine activities can be resumed the same afternoon.
When can I return to work after receiving Xeomin injections?
Patients can return to work or school immediately following a Xeomin session.
How long will the results from Xeomin last?
The results from Xeomin injections will last between three to four months. After this time, a repeat treatment can maintain the results.
How soon will I see the results from Xeomin injections?
The results from Xeomin injections will be noticeable in seven to ten days.
What are the potential risks of Xeomin?
Xeomin is a safe and effective way to smooth dynamic wrinkles. It should, however, only be performed by an experienced provider. The side effects of Xeomin injections include redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. More serious complications, although rare, can include nerve damage or spreading outside of the targeted treatment area (resulting in problems such a drooping eyelids or brows).
Is Xeomin affordable?
Yes, compared to more expensive treatments and procedures, Xeomin is affordable. The price is generally on par with Botox Cosmetic. With results that last for months, Xeomin injections are an extremely good value.
How can I pay for my Xeomin treatments?
Skin by Lovely wants to take the stress out of paying for your aesthetic treatments. For patient convenience, we accept cash, all major credit cards, and payments made through PayPal. Contact our office for information on specific costs.