Welcome, lovelies. Have you looked into treatments to smooth out the wrinkles in your upper face, but are frustrated by the injectables you find because of the ingredients? Consider BOTOX alternative Xeomin, a “naked” treatment, so called because it contains no additives. There are no proteins, no preservatives; only the one purified ingredient designed to provide you with the aesthetic enhancement you’ve been seeking to achieve the look you want with no surgery and no downtime.
Xeomin in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin by Lovely
Whether you prefer Xeomin or BOTOX, the choice in provider is clear; Skin by Lovely is the #1 BOTOX provider in Santa Monica and in the top 10 nationwide, providing more injectable treatments in two weeks than most practices provide in a full year. That experience, coupled with our focus on continuing education and training, make our providers some of the most sought out injectors in the United States. Injectables aren’t just one thing we do; it’s all we do!
Xeomin in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin by Lovely
Injectables treatment and training are central to Skin by Lovely, providing our patients with top-notch care and results. Five star reviews and real patient results clearly demonstrate what industry insiders have already acknowledged: Skin by Lovely is the place for wrinkle relaxing injectables like Xeomin and BOTOX. In fact, we’re #1 for BOTOX in Oregon, and in the top 10 nationwide. Do you need another reason to choose Skin by Lovely? We will give you two more: we provide injectables training to physicians and nurses and we inject more in two weeks than most providers administer in an entire year!
Xeomin Overview & Treatment Options
Xeomin, like Botox or Dysport, is a botulinum toxin derivative used for the temporary treatment of age-related wrinkles and lines. This treatment, created by Merz Pharmaceuticals, works to reduce muscular contractions within the targeted area, and allows the associated tissue to relax for a more youthful appearance. Like Dysport, Xeomin diffuses, or spreads, and can address a larger area of concern with fewer injections. Unlike its competitors, this injectable treatment is manufactured without additives making it a “naked injectable” which does not require refrigeration before administration.
Your forehead is most susceptible to sun damage from exposure to harmful UV light. Mix in age-related collagen reduction and genetics, now you see the appearance of wrinkles along your forehead. Botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxers address these lines with no surgery or downtime.
Like nasolabial folds, crow’s feet largely develop from smiling and laughing. These lines branch out from the outside corners of your eyes, and usually begin to develop in your 20s or 30s. Although associated with happiness, they may cause you stress when they stick around day and night. Wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX and Xeomin can address these lines, with results lasting for several months.
Glabellar lines or frown lines, like other wrinkles, arise due to several factors: age, genetics, repeated facial expressions. Though commonly called “11s” or “angry 11s”, they can develop from regularly furrowing your brow while concentrating or squinting. Xeomin was FDA-approved in 2011 to treat frown lines, reducing their appearance and slowing their progression over time.
What to Expect at Skin by Lovely
At Skin by Lovely, your goals are our goals. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are not only well-trained and experienced injectors, they have a comprehensive understanding of our products and how they can help you achieve maximum results. Success relies on a holistic view and collaboration between you and your specialist to develop a treatment plan you’re pleased with. This may include Xeomin or a comparable product combined with dermal fillers like Radiesse to provide you with full-facial rejuvenation.
We aspire to create a welcoming and positive environment, so that you may rest comfortably while we work for you.
During your consultation, you will meet with your Aesthetic Injection Specialist who will first conduct an examination and review your medical history. They will discuss your concerns and your goals while making recommendations and advising on a course of action, which may include Xeomin or other wrinkle relaxers, in addition to dermal fillers like Belotero Balance to further improve your results. Together, you and your specialist will develop a treatment plan specifically designed to maximize your results so you achieve the subtle, natural look you desire.
Xeomin treatments are easy and relaxed. Our practice locations are designed for efficiency, but also your comfort. After cleansing your treatment areas, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will use ice to numb the skin before injection. A local or topical anesthetic may also be requested if you like. The injection is administered using a small needle and likened to a series of pinches to the skin which quickly fade.
If your Xeomin treatment is combined with dermal fillers for facial enhancements and anti-aging, we will administer those treatments as well to round out your look. Patients typically wish to rejuvenate the under eye area or smile lines when coming in for a Xeomin treatment.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
Sometimes dubbed as “lunchtime procedures”, injectable treatments, such as Xeomin, take only about 30 minutes, after which you may continue your daily activities with only the briefest of interruptions. Results for Xeomin are usually noticeable within five days, with full results being reached within two weeks. You can expect the treatment to last about four months. Some patients experience redness, swelling, or bruising; these side effects are common and generally resolve on their own in a short time.
In order to maintain effects from the treatment, you’ll need to schedule follow-up appointments. This, among other details, will be explained during your consultation with your Aesthetic Injection Specialist.
Questions are expected, and we will answer any and all during your consultation. But here are a few commonly asked by our clients.
How does Xeomin compare to BOTOX and Dysport?
Xeomin is comparable to Botox in price and results, though results for Xeomin may take a few days more to appear, and don’t quite have the same longevity. As with Dysport, the injectable diffusion rate is higher allowing it to spread and affect a larger treatment area. Unlike both other injectables, Xeomin is “naked” meaning it contains no additives or proteins.
Is this treatment safe and FDA-approved?
In 2011, Xeomin was approved by the FDA for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) in adults. It is considered safe for most people, especially with only one ingredient. This is particularly important for patients who are allergic to ingredients in other botulinum toxin injectables.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure? Who shouldn’t have this treatment?
If you are an adult in good overall health, and seeking aesthetic enhancements which contain no additives, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You may want to avoid this treatment if you have experienced a reaction to similar treatments in the past. Discuss your medical history with one of our providers during your consultation; this is the best way to find out if Xeomin is right for you.
Where can I learn more?
Learn more by visiting Xeomin’s official website. You may also contact us to speak with our staff or to schedule a consultation.
Book a Xeomin Consultation at Skin by Lovely
Your desires, and how you achieve those desires, are important. We at Skin by Lovely can help by providing the best information, recommendations, and products to suit your needs. Contact us at one of our three locations: Santa Monica, CA; Portland or Lake Oswego, OR. Or book now to meet with an Aesthetic Injection Specialists today.