XEOMIN® is a new botulinum toxin type A and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 for treatment of Glabellar frown lines or 11′s lines between the eyebrows.
XEOMIN is manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, and has been used worldwide for many years.
XEOMIN blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the targeted muscles are not able to contract. This smooths the skin; eliminating wrinkles and enhancing the appearance of the face.
XEOMIN® VS Botox® and Dysport®
are very similar products, but there are some significant differences. Unlike its rivals, XEOMIN is “naked,” meaning that it is pure and has no additives. This reduces the likelihood of the patient developing a resistance to XEOMIN. When the human body senses a foreign agent, it creates antibodies in response and launches an attack on invader. This is why botulinum toxin type A sometimes stops working for some patients.
XEOMIN is diluted in the same proportion as Botox and it also takes from three to seven days for the full effects of XEOMIN to take place, and the results last from three to six months depending on the patient.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
The active ingredient in XEOMIN is a naturally occurring protein called onabotulinumtoxin A. XEOMIN injections relax the muscles that commonly cause wrinkles between eyes (frown lines), smile lines (crow’s feet) and forehead lines (transverse worry lines). These wrinkles are the result of often use of the upper facial muscles (frowning, squinting, smiling, raising eyebrows, quizzical expressions). These frequent muscle movements lead to dynamic wrinkles and XEOMIN is a great choice for eliminating these wrinkles.
How does XEOMIN work?
XEOMIN is injected by Trifecta Med Spa NYC doctors into muscles to relax them and to reduce their movement. XEOMIN blocks the release of a transmitter that sends the signal from nerves and causes muscles to contract. Not all nerves are affected by XEOMIN, so the muscles are still able to contract, just with less power and with more visually soothing and appealing effect.
What to expect during XEOMIN injection session at Trifecta Med Spa?
You will be asked to remove any makeup before our doctor starts injecting XEOMIN. This will help our doctor to see and avoid the veins at injection sites that are prone to bruising.
During the procedure patients are placed in a comfortable sitting position. We will cleanse and disinfect the areas to be treated and apply topical ice or numbing cream to help shrink the blood vessels and reduce sensitivity of your skin.
Just before the injections, the doctor will ask you to contract and relax your treated muscles few times and then he/she will assess the thickness and quality of your skin, the thickness and size of the muscles to be injected and decide the most appropriate dose and best points for the injections. Finally our doctor will inject the targeted muscles with the finest needle possible, thus minimizing possible discomfort and bruising. In the event that bleeding occurs, we will apply manual point pressure. This helps minimize the extent of bruising. Makeup may be applied as soon as we finish the procedure.
Any other questions?
Please contact Trifecta Med Spa NYC at (212) 600-4112
. Our Patient Coordinator will be glad to assist you with any inquiry regarding cost, additional information, or scheduling a free consultation session.