At Water’s Edge Dermatology, Xeomin ® is popular among women and men alike who want to eliminate wrinkles and create smoother, healthier-looking skin without surgery. These wrinkle-reducing injections only take a few minutes and there is no downtime necessary, so you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. One of our Water’s Edge Dermatology practitioners will administer the injections so you can be assured you are receiving expert care.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. It contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How does Xeomin work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A, the active ingredient in Xeomin, blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, temporarily relaxing the muscles in the forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Xeomin is sometimes referred to as the “naked Botox” because it doesn’t have any of the additives (protective proteins) found in Botox. This means that you may be less likely to become resistant to the product.
What can I expect from treatment?
Your Water’s Edge Dermatology practitioner will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. He or she will typically place one injection into each of five points between and over the eyebrows.
Your practitioner may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. The procedure only takes about 10-20 minutes.
When will I see results and for how long will they last?
You may notice visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. For most people, the effects of Xeomin typically last up to three months, although this may differ from person to person.
Injections can be repeated every three to four months to maintain your youthful appearance. You can also combine Xeomin with a dermal filler such as Restylane® to further enhance your skin.
To find out if Xeomin is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists. Request an appointment online or call Water’s Edge Dermatology today. We have locations throughout Central and South Florida. Find the location nearest you.
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