Xeomin is another type of botulinum toxin type A. It is one of the treatments we use at Pretty Girl Aesthetics to help relax wrinkles. You can choose between Xeomin, Botox, and Dysport, but we can advise you depending on your situation. We have a lot of experience with Xeomin, and patients are extremely happy with the results.
Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals and some people refer to it as the naked Botox. Xeomin is said to be naked because, unlike Dysport and Botox, it doesn’t contain proteins. The lack of proteins means that it is a pure botulinum toxin. This is significant because some people become resistant to other wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and Dysport because they contain proteins. The only way out when a person develops resistance is to use Xeomin because it doesn’t have the offending proteins. Proteins can possibly cause an allergy in individuals so if this is a concern, we always use Xeomin. We prefer to rotate out toxins every 3rd or 4th injection so the chance of resistance to any Botox derivative is rare.
Xeomin is a neuromodulator; it blocks the brain’s signals to muscles to cause them to move. When we inject Xeomin we are careful to use the exact amount per area needed to relax that specific muscle. Therefore, it is extremely important to use a qualified injector. Many facial wrinkles are caused by muscles that strongly contract. Areas we can target with Xeomin include glabellar wrinkles which occur on the forehead, crow’s feet which are wrinkles around the eye, and bunny lines which are wrinkles on top of the nose. These are referred to as areas with dynamic muscles because the wrinkles occur with muscle movement over time. We assess the areas you want to be treated and determine the amount of Xeomin that you will need.
A consult with our injector would be a time to establish whether you have any allergies that would make treatment dangerous or whether or not you can get treatments with Xeomin. We will not administer any toxins if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as well.
If you are planning on getting optimal results before an event, make sure to plan your treatment a couple of weeks in advance so it takes full effect.
You should also not touch the treated area for three hours after treatment. You should also avoid strenuous work or lying down for six hours. Doing any of these things can cause the injected Xeomin to move to parts of the face it wasn’t intended to and distort the outcome of treatment.
Treatment and Effects
Xeomin treatment shouldn’t take more than fifteen minutes. Depending on the depth and the number of wrinkles it can require several injections. After treatment, you should start seeing results in two or three days, but the full effect of the treatment will be visible in two weeks. Patients who regularly get treatments with Xeomin or Botox will note that they may not need as much in subsequent treatments.
After the initial appearance, effects can remain for up to three to four months, after which you will need another treatment.