Xeomin is another alternative to botox used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is gently injected into muscles to inhibit the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, this leads to muscular paralysis of the affected fiber. The goal is to relax specific muscles enough to stop the folding of skin that creates fine lines and wrinkles.
Xeomin can be used in the same areas as Botox. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines between the brows, forehead, and crows feet. A consultation is needed to decide what areas and how many units should be placed for optimal results.
Xeomin is great for anyone with dynamic wrinkles, lines that are visible even with your face at rest. Healthy adults who want to smooth out their fine lines and wrinkles make good candidates. Some patients that have already built immunity to Botox have switched to Xeomin with good result. With younger clients starting preventative “Botox” it is sometimes best to start with Xeomin in hopes of providing less risk of building antibodies over the years.
Xeomin is unique in the fact that it doesn’t contain the preservatives that Botox and other neurotoxins such as Dysport have. The active therapeutic component is all that makes up Xeomin, this leaves some to refer to it as the “organic” or “clean” version of neurotoxin. Studies are still being done to show if there is less of an immune response and ability to build resistance to Xeomin vrs Botox over time because of its lack of preservatives. It’s onset of action can take longer than Botox but duration should be the same. Most start to see results in about 7 days versus about 3-4 with botox, full results are seen within 2 weeks.
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