Xeomin for treating frown lines in Monmouth County, NJ

First there was Botox, then there was Dysport, and most recently there is Xeomin. It is the most recent neurotoxin approved by the FDA to treat severe frown lines, the 11’s between the brows, and forehead lines.
 

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What is Xeomin?

Like Botox, Xeomin is an effective injectable that is administered directly into the muscle to improve moderate to severe glabellar lines and other lines on the upper third of the face. This temporary treatment is commonly referred to by physicians as the “naked injectable,” since it does not contain any complex proteins or additives, simply botulinum toxin. This can make Xeomin preferable for those who have reactions to Botox.

Is Xeomin right for you?

Before receiving any Xeomin injections, you will consult with Dr. Lobuono to know if you’re a candidate for the injectable. Xeomin is an effective treatment, however, there are risks and contraindications involved. Xeomin is not recommended for patients who are allergic to botulinum toxin.

How does Xeomin work?

Xeomin works by blocking the impulses from the nerves to the muscles on the face that are responsible for creating wrinkles when we perform typical behaviors such as squinting or frowning. When the messages are not received, the muscles do not contract, so the wrinkles above don’t form or are far less apparent.

What can you expect during a Xeomin treatment?

A single session lasts around 10 to 20 minutes. It usually does not require any anesthesia, yet you may request a topical anesthetic to avoid or reduce any discomfort.

When should you expect to see the outcomes of your Xeomin injections?

Like Botox, Xeomin results are not immediate, taking up to seven days to fully show themselves. Xeomin effects last from three to six months.