As we age, our skin naturally develops wrinkles and lines. While this is a part of life, it doesn’t mean you have to live with these signs of aging. Xeomin, a neurotoxin treatment similar to Botox, can help to restore smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
In this post, we’ll delve into the world of Xeomin, exploring its benefits, treatment process, and what you can expect before and after your Xeomin treatment at True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City, CA.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA-approved neurotoxin designed to address facial lines ranging from mild to severe. What sets Xeomin apart is that it contains no additives, reducing the likelihood of your body developing antibodies and increasing the chances of achieving the desired results.
Xeomin blocks nerve signals, effectively halting muscle contractions and leading to smoother, more relaxed facial muscles. The results typically become evident in three to four days and can last up to three months or even longer, depending on the individual.
Advantages of Xeomin
Xeomin is a non-invasive treatment offering several advantages for those who want to diminish lines and wrinkles. It addresses both mild and severe lines while also preventing the formation of new ones. Unlike other treatments, anesthesia is not typically required, although it can be used if you experience discomfort.
Xeomin is particularly effective in treating crow’s feet, lines on the forehead, and glabellar lines (the frown lines between your eyebrows). One significant advantage of Xeomin is its low risk of the body developing antibodies, allowing it to be administered year-round.
The Xeomin procedure is swift, typically lasting between ten to twenty minutes. The results continue to improve over the next thirty days, and regular monthly sessions are recommended for optimal results. Xeomin is a non-invasive treatment, leaving your face feeling healthier and refreshed.
What to Expect Before Your Xeomin Treatment
To ensure the best results for your Xeomin treatment, keep in mind the following:
- Results can vary based on factors like facial muscle strength and time since the last treatment.
- Weak or small facial muscles and frequent injections can extend the time between treatments.
- Schedule your subsequent treatment three months in advance for optimal results.
- Xeomin is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding patients.
- Stop taking medications that may lead to bruising, swelling, or increased bleeding at the injection site.
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours before treatment to prevent blood thinning.
- Have a healthy snack before treatment and avoid caffeine to reduce the risk of lightheadedness.
- Wash your face beforehand and arrive without makeup on.
After Your Xeomin Treatment
Following your Xeomin injection, you may experience temporary nodules that usually disappear within minutes. It’s not uncommon to feel itchy or dry due to the alcohol used for cleaning the injection area, which can be alleviated with moisturizers or Vaseline.
Avoid direct and high heat for 24 hours after your treatment, and if you experience a moderate headache, rest assured that it’s typically due to the needle piercing your skin, not the Xeomin itself.
Avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin, but use other over-the-counter pain relievers if needed. Minor bruises may appear but will fade within several days and can be concealed with makeup if desired.
Xeomin vs. Botox
Xeomin and Botox belong to the botulinum toxin type A family and share some similarities, but they have distinct differences worth considering.
How Xeomin and Botox Are Similar:
- Both Xeomin and Botox contain botulinum toxin type A and work by temporarily relaxing targeted muscles.
- They can start showing results within a week, typically lasting between 3 to 6 months before requiring follow-up injections.
How Xeomin and Botox Differ:
- Xeomin contains no additives, reducing the risk of the body developing antibodies and increasing the likelihood of achieving the desired results.
How Xeomin and Botox Are Used
Xeomin and Botox treat various medical conditions, including blepharospasm, frown lines, and cervical dystonia, a rare condition affecting muscle activity and neck positioning.
Xeomin is also FDA-approved for treating chronic sialorrhea (drooling) in children and adults and may show promise in migraine treatment, although it has not yet received FDA approval.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Xeomin?
Your True Jewel practitioner will help determine whether Xeomin is suitable for your specific needs. It’s important to note that age requirements may exist for specific therapeutic uses of botulinum toxin injections.
Xeomin may not be appropriate for individuals with a history of allergic reactions to botulinum injections, breathing difficulties, respiratory illnesses like asthma, swallowing issues, or muscle and nerve disorders.
Additionally, these injections are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals due to unknown risks to infants.
How Xeomin is Administered
Xeomin is administered through injections into targeted muscles. The precise dosage and number of injections will depend on the treated area.
Side Effects of Xeomin
As with injections, Xeomin may lead to temporary side effects, including pain, redness, bruising, itching, swelling, and bleeding. Specific side effects may also be associated with the treatment, such as dry eye, sagging eyelids, and vision problems. Speak to your True Jewel practitioner about any concerns you may have regarding side effects.
Aftercare for Xeomin
Technically, no downtime is required for Xeomin, and it’s important to adhere to aftercare instructions. You can typically resume your regular activities after receiving these injections for cosmetic purposes. Avoid massaging the treatment area to prevent treatment migration.
Banish Wrinkles With Xeomin
Xeomin is a powerful solution for banishing wrinkles and lines, offering a convenient and effective way to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
If you’re ready to embark on your journey to more refreshed and youthful skin, schedule your Xeomin treatment with True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City, CA, and experience your transformation.
Don’t let wrinkles define your age – embrace the rejuvenated, confident you with Xeomin.
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