While you may have smiled, frowned, laughed, and made other expressions without any lasting effects when you were young, you may now be noticing that the facial lines created by these expressions are remaining, even after your face relaxes. These lines are known as dynamic wrinkles, and they are caused when the facial muscle stays contracted from overuse, creating an etched line in the overlying skin. Xeomin is an injectable wrinkle relaxer treatment that, similar to BOTOX, temporarily relaxes the treated facial muscles with a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A so your dynamic wrinkles look softer and smoother. At Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas, we offer many cosmetic and medical dermatology services, including Xeomin nonsurgical wrinkle relaxer treatments. Schedule a consultation with seasoned dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston to learn more about Xeomin.
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Xeomin can help if you want to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on your face, like frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, Crow's feet in the outer corners of the eyes, and smile and laugh lines. Xeomin is best if you are in good general health, not pregnant, and have not had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products (BOTOX or Dysport). Talk to Dr. Kingston during your consultation about your current medications, aesthetic goals, and medical history so she can customize your Xeomin treatment plan for your best results.
Xeomin treatments usually take less than 10 minutes and can be performed in one of our procedure rooms after your consultation. The areas of the face being treated with Xeomin are carefully injected with a fine gauge needle. The treatment is quick, and most patients experience mild or no discomfort so local anesthesia is not required but can be requested during your consultation. If needed, pressure and cold compresses can be applied to the treatment area to stop any minimal bleeding and reduce the occurrence of bruising.
What to Expect
You can leave our office immediately after your Xeomin treatment to resume your normal activities, but exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for the rest of the day. In the days after a Xeomin injection, you may have some redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites, but this should heal on its own and can be easily concealed with makeup. Most patients will see marked improvements 3 – 10 days after their Xeomin injection that should last up to three months. Repeat treatments at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC can be scheduled to sustain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Xeomin cost?
The cost of your Xeomin treatment will depend on the number of injections needed to address your unique concerns. During your consultation, you will share your goals so your treatment plan can be created, and then your cost can be estimated. Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC accepts many forms of payment and frequently has specials on injectable treatments, like Xeomin.
Should I get Xeomin or BOTOX?
Xeomin is different from BOTOX and other injectable wrinkle relaxers because it only contains one ingredient (botulinum toxin A) and does not contain any additives, which lessens the chances of building antibodies against the medication. You should not use Xeomin with other botulinum products. During your consultation, your injector can determine the best injectable wrinkle relaxer for you and your cosmetic goals.
Is Xeomin FDA approved?
Yes, Xeomin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic uses. Based on two U.S. clinical trials, Xeomin is a safe and effective treatment for adults with cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. It has been widely used for decades and is an extremely popular treatment worldwide.
Who cannot get Xeomin?
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding cannot get Xeomin, nor patients with a history of Lambert Eaton or Myasthenia Gravis. Patients with a known allergy to any botulinum products are not eligible as well. Last, you should let your injector know during your first visit if you are using any blood thinners, neuromuscular blocking agents or polypeptide antibiotics such as gentamicin.
How do I maintain my results from Xeomin?
Xeomin injections have a temporary effect and are given months apart. During your consultation, be sure to ask Dr. Kingston about how often you should come back for touch-ups.
Smooth and Relaxed
Age brings some exciting gifts, such as grace and wisdom, but it can also come with some unwanted changes, like lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Relax and smooth dynamic wrinkles on your face with Xeomin injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas. Schedule a consultation now with Dr. Kingston to design your custom Xeomin treatment plan.