Xeomin is a great new cosmetic filler that is growing in popularity across the United States. It is a safe Botox alternative that can give you the results you’re after in no time.
What are Xeomin® Injections?
The Xeomin® treatment is similar to Botox® in many ways. In fact, at its core it contains the same botulism toxin that freezes muscle movement as Botox®. The biggest difference is that Xeomin® is a purer form of the botulism toxin and comes without the extra proteins and enzymes that Botox contains.
Why Choose Xeomin® Cosmetic Treatments over Botox®?
If the two treatments have essentially the same ingredients, why choose one over the other? You’ve probably heard that over time your body becomes used to your Botox® injections and the treatments do not last as long, or do not produce the same quality results.
Since Xeomin® is a stronger version of Botox®, it can be used when your Botox® treatments are no longer giving you results you love. It is basically a step up in intensity. For this reason, most patients will not be recommended Xeomin® if it is their first time having injections done. This is usually a more advanced treatment for those who have already undergone other procedures first.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
Xeomin lasts a similar amount of time to Botox, with effects beginning to wear off 3 to 4 months after the initial injection. However, it can last shorter or longer depending on the individual. For best results, develop a Xeomin injection plan with your cosmetic specialist.
When Does Xeomin Start Working?
You can expect results as soon as 3 to 4 days after the initial injection, which is when you should see some visible smoothing. In most cases, you will see some of the amazing benefits of Xeomin in less than a week, although results vary from person to person. For some, it can take up to a month to see effects, although these results are by no means normal.
Xeomin Injection Before Care
Before you go in for a Xeomin injection, make sure to disclose to your doctor any and all medical conditions you may have. This will ensure you do not have a preexisting condition that can be aggravated by a Xeomin injection. Also, disclose any allergies or any negative experiences you have had with a botulinum toxin in the past, and any medications you currently take.
There are a few other before care measures to take:
- For one week before your treatment, avoid exposure to the sun, as sunburned skin is difficult to treat
- Do not wax, bleach, tweeze, or use hair removal cream on the area that will be receiving the injection
- Avoid the use of retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids (above 10%) for a few days before the procedure
- Avoid taking any Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or Ibuprofen
- Ask your physician for further recommendations
Xeomin Injection After Care
After the Xeomin injection, avoid rubbing or scratching the injection site to avoid aggravating the skin. You also should not use any kind of treatment that involves applying heat directly to your skin, as intense heat can slow down the effects of Xeomin. Other than that, just go about living your life!
How Much does Xeomin® Cost?
You may be surprised to find that Xeomin® is actually slightly less expensive than other filler options. This is because it is easier to make and easier for doctors to carry. It does not need to be refrigerated and since it is pure, it does not require the same mixing procedures as many other injectables.
The simplicity of this formula makes it cost effective. However, many doctors are quick to note that this doesn’t mean it should be your go-to treatment right off the bat. Cost should only be one factor when deciding which treatment is right for you.
Xeomin® has actually been around for many years in the cosmetic surgery world, but it received less fanfare than Botox® and Dysport® thanks to marketing efforts by those brands. It is considered equally as effective as those big-name brands, but is often used once they have stopped working as strongly.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
If you’re interested in learning more about Xeomin® as a Botox® alternative, call today and speak with the professional team at San Diego Cosmetic Laser today. Dr. Parvin Mani can meet with you for a consultation to understand your goals and recommend the most effective treatments to help you reach them.