Frown lines are some of the most stubborn and troublesome facial lines that people want to eliminate. They’re also some of the most common.
These are the vertical creases many of us have that develop over the years between the eyebrows. They are a form of dynamic wrinkles, known as such because they are a result of repetitive facial expressions.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is hailed as one of the best wrinkle blocker injections for glabellar lines, which are more commonly known as frown lines. Since its FDA approval for use in the U.S. as a non-surgical wrinkle treatment, Xeomin joins Dysport and Botox as botulinum-based treatment options that produce powerful results.
The effects of Xeomin injections are temporary, so repeat treatments are needed to maintain results.
How Do Xeomin Injections Work?
Frown lines appear after years of repetitive facial expressions. The muscles tightening and contracting in the face cause the skin to wrinkle. As you age, your skin’s collagen production will slow, and your skin will lose some of its ability to bounce back. Eventually, these deficits leave permanent lines and wrinkles.
Xeomin works by making those facial muscles relax. The injectable treatment blocks the communication between the nerves and the muscles surrounding them. Providers inject this treatment into targeted areas where lines and wrinkles are present.
This allows those muscles that cause frown lines to relax, giving the skin the “breather” it needs to unfurrow and smooth itself out. As it does so, glabellar lines become diminished and even disappear.
What’s the Difference Between Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox?
Dysport typically requires higher quantities to produce the same results as Xeomin and Botox. Xeomin is unique from the other two injectable treatments here in two ways. For one, it does not require refrigeration. Secondly, Xeomin has no additional protein content, which means it’s called a “naked” botulinum toxin A.
It’s made through a precise manufacturing process that isolates the effective components of the product from the unnecessary proteins that don’t play an active role in producing results. This makes Xeomin a uniquely purified injectable.
Since Xeomin is a naked botulinum toxin A with no additional proteins, the potential risk of patients developing neutralizing antibodies to it decreases. If a person does develop antibodies to an injection, its effectiveness diminishes. Therefore, Xeomin has a better chance of working well for patients.
Are Xeomin Injections Safe?
Xeomin was approved back in 2011 to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines, also known as “angry 11s” or frown lines. While FDA approval only applies to treating these angry 11 lines, Xeomin may also be applied to:
- Bunny lines
- Lateral eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- A downturned mouth
- Neck wrinkles
- Many other issues
Treatment is virtually painless, and the Xeomin injectable treatment requires no downtime afterward. Patients return to their normal activities immediately following treatment sessions.
In addition, this injectable treatment can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures and administered during the same treatment appointment.
What to Expect from Xeomin Injection Results
Similar to the other two types of botulinum toxin A injectable treatments, Xeomin results last for about three months, on average. Results can vary according to the individual, and the specific placement area may also affect the duration of results.
Results in the FDA-approved frown line area typically last three to six months. For areas that experience continuous movement, like around the mouth, results might not be as long-lasting. Likewise, areas that don’t have as much movement, such as the neck, show results that can last longer.
Results can start to become noticeable after three to seven days following a treatment session. It can take up to ten days to see the final results. Some muscles might respond to treatment before others do.
What Are Treatment Sessions Like?
Treatments with Xeomin are quick, with sessions usually lasting between 10-20 minutes. The treatment is done right in our office, and we make sure you are totally comfortable before we begin. No anesthesia is required to receive these injectable treatments. However, we can use a topical anesthetic if you prefer.
You’ll lie back and get comfortable, and we’ll take it from there! Since no anesthesia is required, you won’t have to miss any work or reschedule appointments after your treatment appointment. Our patients leave the office and go right back to their regular daily routines.
Enjoy Natural Results with Xeomin
Many patients are concerned that injectables might make them look plastic, expressionless, or overdone. However, when Xeomin is used, the facial muscles are relaxed naturally and are not overly forced.
You will still be able to smile and make facial expressions, so don’t worry! Your face will still hold onto its natural movement. You will simply notice diminished frown lines and a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Xeomin Injectable Treatment in Bonita Springs
If you’ve been searching for an effective, safe wrinkle treatment that smooths those angry 11 frown lines in between the eyebrows, Xeomin might be an ideal treatment option for you.
If you are interested in restoring your youthful appearance while diminishing your frown lines, contact us at Meridian Medical Spa. We’re committed to providing every one of our patients with the latest, most effective skin smoothing and wrinkle-reducing treatments available.
Our skilled professionals provide services to patients throughout the Bonita Springs area. Clients rely on us to deliver the services they need to look their best, and we serve clients who come to us from Estero Island, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral, Marco Island, Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers Beach, and Naples. Book your appointment today.