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, Xeomin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles in a targeted area.
These muscles essentially relax, 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:
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.
Prior to receiving Xeomin injections, a consultation will be scheduled with one of Dr. McCann and staff. 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.
After the consultation appointment, and the targeted areas for correction have been determined, the Xeomin injections will be administered. 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.
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.