Xeomin is an additive-free injectable cosmetic, and a great alternative to Botox for the improvement of facial lines and wrinkles. Officially known by its medical name IncobotulinumtoxinA, Xeomin is an FDA-approved treatment for glabellar lines, commonly referred to as the “frown lines” between the eyebrows, (1) that can also be employed in other areas of the face where common signs of aging appear. Like Botox, it’s a neuromodulator. It smooths wrinkles and lines by disrupting the messages between the brain and the facial muscles, with outstanding cosmetic results!
The popularity of minimally-invasive injectables as solutions to signs of aging has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact today, injections for facial rejuvenation are the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States! (2) In both patient testimonials and scientific research, Xeomin, Botox, and other injectables have repeatedly shown their effectiveness in treating moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles. (3) Cosmetic procedures such as these can help to restore your confidence and maintain your facial radiance. To find out how Xeomin can complement your beauty regimen by combating wrinkles and frown lines, contact 17MedSpa. Our expert medical professionals have extensive experience with cosmetic injectables. Call our conveniently located offices in Buena Park at (714) 224-9010 or (714) 332-7009. You can reach our Cupertino location by calling (408) 663-8701. Or, complete a quick inquiry form on our website to book your personal consultation.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Neuromodulators
- 3 Xeomin or Botox?
- 4 Candidates for Xeomin Treatment
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparing for Xeomin Injectables
- 7 Xeomin Procedure
- 8 Recovery & Results of Your Xeomin Treatment
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Does Xeomin Cost in Orange County?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Before and After Photos
How Are Neuromodulators Used In Cosmetic Procedures?
Botulinum toxin type A, the substance that comprises Xeomin and Botox, is both a well-known and widely used neuromodulator in medicine and cosmetics. The primary cosmetic use of Xeomin and Botox is to combat lines and wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, although other medical uses include reducing hyperhidrosis (excessive sweaty palms), migraine relief, overactive bladder, and lazy eye.
How Do Neuromodulators Fight Signs of Aging?
In basic terms, neuromodulators are chemical substances present in the body that alter nerve impulses. This signal disruption causes muscles to cease contraction in the area of treatment, which means the tissue is unable to wrinkle. Patients who receive Xeomin treatment are looking to address the following conditions:
- Fine Lines
- Moderate Wrinkles
- Frown Lines
- Bunny Lines
- Chin Dimpling
- Neck Bands
Problem areas become smoother and more relaxed, rejuvenating your appearance.
Xeomin or Botox?
Despite the fact that Botox is the most commonly used cosmetic treatment on the market today, Xeomin has some clear advantages. Unlike Botox, it is free from complexing proteins (molecules that interact to regulate cellular function) and additives. This means the treatment contains only active neurotoxin, which studies have shown reduces the risk of potential negative immune responses and subsequent treatment failure. (1) Many doctors prefer Xeomin as the likelihood of the substance migrating to other non-targeted areas of the face may be lower than with Botox. In addition, some studies have shown that the effects of Xeomin may occur faster and the results may last longer! (4)
Candidates for Xeomin Treatment
Although you might assume injectables are only used by those over a certain age, Xeomin is a safe cosmetic treatment for most patients over the age of 18. Both women and men can benefit from its nonsurgical rejuvenation properties. Moreover, younger patients choose Xeomin as a preemptive strike against the signs of aging, and to prevent deeper wrinkles and lines from forming.
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Before your skin-revitalizing Xeomin treatment, you’ll have a quick personal consultation to discuss your individual rejuvenation plan. At this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the effects of this treatment option, and the other injectables and other anti-aging treatments we offer at 17MedSpa. At this time, please be open about your current medications and medical history. Together, we can decide the best course of action to address your aesthetic goals, and whether you’d like any additional services. Once we have collected the relevant information and briefly examined the area(s) you want to treat, our staff will schedule your Xeomin procedure date.
Preparing for Xeomin Injectables
Our patients love Xeomin not only because of its beautifying results, but also because preparation is very simple compared to other procedures. Only a few instructions need to be followed. Before your treatment, you will be asked to:
- Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood-thinning medications as directed
- Avoid alcohol in the days before and after your treatment
Before you receive your Xeomin treatment, we will ensure the area(s) for treatment are cleansed and apply a topical anesthetic. Although you may feel a small pinch when the Xeomin is administered, the anesthetic will numb the area for your comfort. After a few seconds, the needle will be removed. Depending on your treatment plan, your injector will administer a predetermined number of injections into the muscles. The neuromodulating properties of the Xeomin will then gradually begin to inhibit muscle contractions. Usually, a single treatment session takes as little as fifteen to twenty minutes!
Recovery & Results of Your Xeomin Treatment
After your procedure is complete, the Xeomin will work continuously in the areas of treatment to interrupt nerve signals. Over time, the targeted facial muscles will relax fully and your lines and wrinkles will soften and diminish. Results from Xeomin are fast, but you may not notice the full effects until a few days after your procedure. Usually, our patients start to notice real differences over the course of four days. If you are planning to get Xeomin injections before an important event – such as a wedding or a photo shoot – we recommend scheduling your procedure two to three weeks in advance.
We make it very clear to all of our patients prior to their procedure that treatments such as Xeomin and Botox, by nature, are not permanent anti-aging solutions. All good things must come to an end, and so, over time, the effects of Xeomin will decrease. Usually, this process takes around three to six months. To prevent this, some patients opt to maintain their results by coming in for “touch-ups” every three-to-six months.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm can address deeper wrinkles in areas of the face that can remain relatively unaffected by neuromodulators. Some of these areas include the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines; all of which can be treated effectively with soft-tissue fillers. As well as its ability to smooth deeper lines and prominent wrinkles, Juvéderm can replenish lost volume in the face by stimulating collagen production in the skin. This process restores a more youthful visage, and can last for up to 18 months after your treatment.
How Much Does Xeomin Cost in Orange County?
Xeomin is similar to Botox in that the cost of treatment is calculated by the number of units of cosmetic used. Therefore, individualized treatment plans will vary. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our offices in Buena Park by calling (714) 224-9010 or (714) 332-7009. Patients in Cupertino can reach us by calling (408) 663-8701.
Is Xeomin the same as Botox?
Xeomin and Botox are both Botulinum toxin type A neuromodulators. Although they work in the same way, the structural makeup of Xeomin is slightly different from Botox in that it does not contain additives. Botox contains the botulinum toxin and additional materials, so refrigeration is necessary. Xeomin contains unadulterated botulinum toxin, and does not need to be refrigerated. Many doctors prefer Xeomin vs Botox because it is believed this limits negative immune response in patients and reduces the chance of “drifting” to other areas.
What does Xeomin do?
Xeomin is a neuromodulator. When injected into a treatment area, it causes a disruption of the signals between nerves in the muscle and the brain. As a result, the muscle is not able to contract. Because the muscle is fully relaxed, wrinkles and lines are smoothed.
How long do Xeomin injections last?
Although every patient is different, the wrinkle-smoothing results from Xeomin injectables can last between three and six months. Usually, patients book treatments throughout the year to maintain their rejuvenated appearance.
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- Fabi, S. G., Zaleski-Larsen, L., Bolton, J., Mehta, R. C., & Makino, E. T. (2017). Optimizing Facial Rejuvenation with a Combination of a Novel Topical Serum and Injectable Procedure to Increase Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 10(12), 14–18. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5774899/
- Rappl, T., Parvizi, Wiedner, May, Kranzelbinder, Friedl, H., & Wurzer, P. (2013). Onset and duration of effect of incobotulinumtoxinA, onabotulinumtoxinA, and abobotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of glabellar frown lines: a randomized, double-blind study. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 211. https://doi.org/10.2147/ccid.s41537